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Seven Doors by Agnes Ravatn
About The Book
University professor Nina is at a turning point. Her work seems increasingly irrelevant, her doctor husband is never home, relations with her adult daughter Ingeborg are strained, and their beautiful house is scheduled for demolition.
When Ingeborg decides to move into another house they own, things take a very dark turn. The young woman who rents it disappears, leaving behind her son, the day after Nina and Ingeborg pay her a visit.
With few clues, the police enquiry soon grinds to a halt, but Nina has an inexplicable sense of guilt. Unable to rest, she begins her own investigation, but as she pulls on the threads of the case, it seems her discoveries may have very grave consequences for her and her family.
I know what does it mean to change houses, I’ve already moved 4 times and each time to a different country; it’s something that stresses and drains you mentally and physically. So I can totally understand Nina, the main character, and her feelings when she discovers that her and her husband had to move houses because they will be demolishing the ones they are living in. As you know, a house is much more than some walls, they have memories imprinted in the walls, so it’s a tricky situation for Nina and her husband. When she discovers that she still owns her old house, it seems that her problems can be solved but as you can imagine it will not be so easy, because the house is rented with a single mother, Mari. And a few days after visiting them, Mari disappears leaving her young son. Nina takes the disappearing of the kid quite personally and starts questioning everyone that has seen Mari.
But this will not be a simple disappearance, as Nina starts to investigate she will discover some secrets and lies that will change her life forever.
This is a slow paced hunted read, but I really liked how the author has created the dark atmosphere, because it’s not only the investigation of Nina that will center the story but her life and the need of something new to keep the spark in her life. Because Nina is in a moment in her life in which she needs something more to feel motivated out of her routine, but will this case make her life more interesting or it will be a breaking point? As you can imagine you’ll have to read the book if you want to know more!
Seven Doors is a challenge for the reader, keeps opening doors to discover what’s behind to change the plot forever. Ready to open “The Seven Doors”?
About The Author
Agnes Ravatn (b. 1983) is a Norwegian author and columnist. She made her literary début with the novel Week 53 (Veke 53) in 2007. Since then she
has written three critically acclaimed and award-winning essay collections: Standing still (Stillstand), 2011, Popular Reading (Folkelesnad), 2011, and Operation self-discipline (Operasjon sjøldisiplin), 2014. In these works, Ravatn revealed a unique, witty voice and sharp eye for human fallibility.
Her second novel, The Bird Tribunal (Fugletribuanlet), was an international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, winning an English PEN Award, shortlisting for the Dublin Literary Award, a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick and a BBC Book at Bedtime. It was also made into a successful play, which premiered in Oslo in 2015. Agnes lives with her family in the Norwegian countryside.