Wolf Winter is published on 12th February 2015 by Hodder and Stoughton
Today I am pleased to introduce Cecilia Ekback to the blog telling us why she writes.
Why do you write?
All my characters are flawed. I love flaws in other people, always have, both psychological and physical. I hate them in myself. One of the main reasons I write are because of these flaws of mine. I wish I was as wise as my mother, as loyal as my husband. I wish I was calm and composed, unselfish, reliable, disciplined… The list goes on.
The arrival of our twin daughters changed my view on nurture versus nature. I used to be heavily weighted towards the former, but each girl arrived with her own personality from day one.
There are so many things we never choose, but that are just there in us, inherited from generations and generations. It doesn’t absolve us from responsibility and, of course, all our actions have consequences, but the thought gives me some comfort. I think the reason I write is to explore that.
About the book:
A brilliantly written and gripping historical Nordic Noir thriller with all the intrigue and atmosphere of Burial Rites,the pent-up passion of The Piano and the suspense of The Tenderness of Wolves.
There are six homesteads on Blackåsen Mountain.
A day’s journey away lies the empty town. It comes to life just once, in winter, when the Church summons her people through the snows. Then, even the oldest enemies will gather.
But now it is summer, and new settlers are come.
It is their two young daughters who find the dead man, not half an hour’s walk from their cottage.
The father is away. And whether stubborn, or stupid, or scared for her girls, the mother will not let it rest.
To the wife who is not concerned when her husband does not come home for three days; to the man who laughs when he hears his brother is dead; to the priest who doesn’t care; she asks and asks her questions, digging at the secrets of the mountain.
They say a wolf made those wounds. But what wild animal cuts a body so clean?
Wolf Winter is available at Amazon UK