The Resting Place
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
One of Goodreads Most Popular Horror of 2022 "Engrossing, character-rich, powerful. Sten is on a roll."—Publishers Weekly(starred review)Crimson Peak meets The Sanatorium in The Resting Place, a heart-thumping, unforgettable novel of horror and suspense by international sensation Camilla Sten.Deep rooted secrets. A twisted family history.And a house that will never let go.Eleanor lives with prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize a familiar person's face. It causes stress. Acute anxiety. It can make you question what you think you know.When Eleanor walked in on the scene of her capriciously cruel grandmother, Vivianne’s, murder, she came face to face with the killer—a maddening expression that means nothing to someone like her. With each passing day, the horror of having come so close to a murderer—and not knowing if they’d be back—overtakes both her dreams and her waking moments, thwarting her perception of reality.Then a lawyer calls. Vivianne has left her a house—a looming estate tucked away in the Swedish woods. The place her grandfather died, suddenly. A place that has housed a chilling past for over fifty years.Eleanor. Her steadfast boyfriend, Sebastian. Her reckless aunt, Veronika. The lawyer. All will go to this house of secrets, looking for answers. But as they get closer to uncovering the truth, they’ll wish they had never come to disturb what rests there.
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"Love how everything is connected in the end!"
"Wow, considering this is a translated book…it still brought to life that dark atmospheric, creepy, crawly, haunted feeling that isn’t always found. <br/><br/>Eleanor has face blindness and when she was knocking on Vivianne’s door, her grandmother, to visit and upon arrival the door opened. It wasn’t Vivianne in the doorway but someone else who had blood on them and scissors in there hand and flew past her. Her grandmother was brutally murdered by this killer, but why didn’t this killer attack her also? <br/><br/>She now must go to an estate she’s never heard of in the Swedish Woods with the lawyer, her husband and her aunt. <br/><br/>Why did Vivianne keep this estate from her and who is the killer and why didn’t they kill her also?<br/><br/>As with most old houses, they have a story to tell and this estate is hiding plenty of secrets. <br/><br/>Twisted and Spooky!"
"I received an ARE of this book from a Goodreads giveaway.<br/><br/>This book was amazing, from the very first chapter I was hooked. I knew that with the main character's face blindness trying to figure out the killer was going to be hard and I was suspicious of everyone the entire time. So many twists and surprises this is definitely one I will recommend."
"I LOVED the Lost Village when it released last year. Naturally when I heard author Camilla Sten would be releasing yet another gripping suspenseful thriller.. it of course shot up to to the top of my highly anticipated list!<br/>And let me tell you, it did not disappoint!<br/>I finished this page turning masterpiece in just a few hours, it is THAT good! It will keep you guessing.<br/>The dysfunctional family dynamic, that involves a murder, a mystery, and lots of unanswered questions will keep you page turning. <br/>I love Camilla’s writing, setting of moments, conversations, backgrounds.. is so captivating, I feel like I’m watching a suspenseful movie. <br/>I recommend, if you have not read THE LOST VILAGE please read it first, and then you’ll be running to dive into this one soon after.<br/>"