Welcome to the official UK website of Johan Theorin
“Evocative and haunting, with a subtle sense of menace that grows with each page.”
- Simon Beckett, author of The Chemistry of Death
Books

I am Johan. I write stories that are set largely on northern Öland, the island of my childhood. My first novel, Echoes from the Dead (originally published in Sweden as Skumtimmen) is an autumnal novel and is therefore quite dark. The follow up novel, The Darkest Room (published in Sweden as Nattfåk), is set during winter and is possibly even darker. The goal was to write a novel for each of Öland's seasons - an Öland quartet where the weather and the atmosphere of the landscape affect the characters of the story.

The Quarry



'How close can you get to the truth before you become the target?'

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The Darkest Room



'The dead are our neighbours everywhere on the island, and you have to get used to it.'

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Echoes from the Dead



'Can you ever come to terms with a missing child?'

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FORTHCOMING BOOKS
The summer novel might be called ALVARGRIMMA or SjÖMANSVÅD or some other local expression and will probably be set in the little fishing village of Stenvik, which from around midsummer for a month onwards is filled to the brim by campers and holiday home owners.