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Blood Cruise: A thrilling chiller from the 'Swedish Stephen King'

Author:   Mats Strandberg ,  Agnes Broome
Publisher:   Quercus Publishing
ISBN:  

9781786487797


Pages:   560
Publication Date:   12 July 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Blood Cruise: A thrilling chiller from the 'Swedish Stephen King'


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On the Baltic Sea, no one can hear you scream. Tonight, twelve hundred expectant passengers have joined the booze-cruise between Sweden and Finland. The creaking old ship travels this same route, back and forth, every day of the year. But this trip is going to be different. In the middle of the night the ferry is suddenly cut off from the outside world. There is nowhere to escape. There is no way to contact the mainland. And no one knows who they can trust. Welcome aboard the Baltic Charisma.

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Author:   Mats Strandberg ,  Agnes Broome
Publisher:   Quercus Publishing
Imprint:   Jo Fletcher Books
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 4.00cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.722kg
ISBN:  

9781786487797


ISBN 10:   1786487799
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   12 July 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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On my book shelf Blood Cruise is placed right next to the best by Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist. It will, with 100 per cent certainty, become a horror classic * Boktokig (Sweden) * Mats Strandberg has written one of the best horror novels I have ever read. I was scared for real. And more important, I was touched for real * Folkbladet (Sweden) * Highly entertaining and at the same time well-written. Thriller, mystery and especially horror fans will love it * Carmen Porschen, Multimania (Germany) * Multi-layered, the perspectives are constantly shifting, and the reader is forced to refocus over and over' * Sydsvenskan (Sweden) * 'Strandberg can make childhood demons come to life . . . the depiction of primitive fears and instincts are more frightening than the bloodbath the story develops into. Just like Strandberg's idol Stephen King, at his best, Strandberg builds up the tension slowly' * Aftonbladet (Sweden's biggest evening paper) * Strandberg leads his characters and their sentimental worlds very skilfully, with great attention to detail . . . This is really well done * Friederike Kipar; The book blogger (Germany) * The amazing thing about this novel is that the everyday events, the ordinary, are so sensitively portrayed. People should read this book: it is so good! * SVT (Swedish Television) * Buy it - Read it - Borrow it - Read it - Enjoy it - Read it - Share it -Read it - Read it! - Read it!! - Read it!! * Plusbog (Denmark) * Read it! On one level it is about fear and how we react to when our reptile brain shouts Run! or Fight! . On a different level, Strandberg is a very empathetic author. Give the book to everyone who loved The Circle . Or give it to anyone who adores Stephen King * Undgdomsbokheftet (Norway) * As original as it is eerie * Andreas Trojan, Borsenblatt (Germany) * Mats Strandberg has an unbeatable skill in putting focus on Swedish everyday life and mixing it with classic horror. In Blood Cruise the Finnish ferry's sleepy everyday life became an inferno of blood * Dagens Nyheter (Sweden's biggest morning paper) * Sweden has a new horror king * City magazine, Sweden * Mats Strandberg writes sharp as a fang and like the safe hand of a captain he effectively navigates his bloody action * Politiken (Denmark's biggest newspaper) * Mats Strandberg is a literary cult waiting to happen: Blood Cruise is terrifying and terrifying real, a must-read for fans of Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist * Elizabeth Hand, author of Generation Loss and Hard Light * Mats Strandberg knows how to write horror. I bite my nails. I laugh and I cry. And I will never set foot on a cruise ship again! * Asa Larsson, bestselling author of The Second Deadly Sin and Until thy Wrath Be Past *


On my book shelf Blood Cruise is placed right next to the best by Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist. It will, with 100 per cent certainty, become a horror classic * Boktokig (Sweden) * Mats Strandberg has written one of the best horror novels I have ever read. I was scared for real. And more important, I was touched for real * Folkbladet (Sweden) * Highly entertaining and at the same time well-written. Thriller, mystery and especially horror fans will love it * Carmen Porschen, Multimania (Germany) * Multi-layered, the perspectives are constantly shifting, and the reader is forced to refocus over and over' * Sydsvenskan (Sweden) * 'Strandberg can make childhood demons come to life . . . the depiction of primitive fears and instincts are more frightening than the bloodbath the story develops into. Just like Strandberg's idol Stephen King, at his best, Strandberg builds up the tension slowly' * Aftonbladet (Sweden's biggest evening paper) * Strandberg leads his characters and their sentimental worlds very skilfully, with great attention to detail . . . This is really well done * Friederike Kipar; The book blogger (Germany) * The amazing thing about this novel is that the everyday events, the ordinary, are so sensitively portrayed. People should read this book: it is so good! * SVT (Swedish Television) * Buy it - Read it - Borrow it - Read it - Enjoy it - Read it - Share it -Read it - Read it! - Read it!! - Read it!! * Plusbog (Denmark) * Read it! On one level it is about fear and how we react to when our reptile brain shouts Run! or Fight! . On a different level, Strandberg is a very empathetic author. Give the book to everyone who loved The Circle . Or give it to anyone who adores Stephen King * Undgdomsbokheftet (Norway) * As original as it is eerie * Andreas Trojan, Boersenblatt (Germany) * Mats Strandberg has an unbeatable skill in putting focus on Swedish everyday life and mixing it with classic horror. In Blood Cruise the Finnish ferry's sleepy everyday life became an inferno of blood * Dagens Nyheter (Sweden's biggest morning paper) * Sweden has a new horror king * City magazine, Sweden * Mats Strandberg writes sharp as a fang and like the safe hand of a captain he effectively navigates his bloody action * Politiken (Denmark's biggest newspaper) * If you are a horror fan than I strongly suggest you check this novel out. Things start slow, but when all Hell finally breaks loose, it does so with an unrestrained glee . . . A strong contender for my horror novel of the year. Tense, emotional, and at times downright nasty. I loved it * The Eloquent Page * A rip-roaring, redraw horror thriller which zips along without pausing for breath . . . Grim, gripping and claustrophobic . . . Blood Cruise is a real blast of fetid air in vampire fiction, viscerally enjoyable, deftly plotted and throbbing with a real sense of mounting horror and urgency. It's a rousing, vibrant and fabulously bloodthirsty read, which reminds us why we're supposed to be scared of vampires rather than simply finding them mysteriously attractive and alluring * Starburst * Mats Strandberg is a literary cult waiting to happen: Blood Cruise is terrifying and terrifying real, a must-read for fans of Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist * Elizabeth Hand, author of Generation Loss and Hard Light * Mats Strandberg knows how to write horror. I bite my nails. I laugh and I cry. And I will never set foot on a cruise ship again! * Asa Larsson, bestselling author of The Second Deadly Sin and Until thy Wrath Be Past *


A brilliant addition to isolation horror and a modern vampire delight, highly recommended * petewsutton * Joyfully revelling in the visceral antics of grand horror fiction, this fine book also offers up an intricate look at the emotional lives of a wide variety of vacationers whose quick boat trip in Sweden turns into an odyssey of terror * Big Gay Horror Fan * On my book shelf Blood Cruise is placed right next to the best by Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist. It will, with 100 per cent certainty, become a horror classic * Boktokig (Sweden) * Mats Strandberg has written one of the best horror novels I have ever read. I was scared for real. And more important, I was touched for real * Folkbladet (Sweden) * Highly entertaining and at the same time well-written. Thriller, mystery and especially horror fans will love it * Carmen Porschen, Multimania (Germany) * Multi-layered, the perspectives are constantly shifting, and the reader is forced to refocus over and over' * Sydsvenskan (Sweden) * Strandberg can make childhood demons come to life . . . the depiction of primitive fears and instincts are more frightening than the bloodbath the story develops into. Just like Strandberg's idol Stephen King, at his best, Strandberg builds up the tension slowly * Aftonbladet (Sweden's biggest evening paper) * Strandberg leads his characters and their sentimental worlds very skilfully, with great attention to detail . . . This is really well done * Friederike Kipar; The book blogger (Germany) * The amazing thing about this novel is that the everyday events, the ordinary, are so sensitively portrayed. People should read this book: it is so good! * SVT (Swedish Television) * Buy it - Read it - Borrow it - Read it - Enjoy it - Read it - Share it -Read it - Read it! - Read it!! - Read it!! * Plusbog (Denmark) * Read it! On one level it is about fear and how we react to when our reptile brain shouts Run! or Fight! . On a different level, Strandberg is a very empathetic author. Give the book to everyone who loved The Circle . Or give it to anyone who adores Stephen King * Undgdomsbokheftet (Norway) * As original as it is eerie * Andreas Trojan, Boersenblatt (Germany) * Mats Strandberg has an unbeatable skill in putting focus on Swedish everyday life and mixing it with classic horror. In Blood Cruise the Finnish ferry's sleepy everyday life became an inferno of blood * Dagens Nyheter (Sweden's biggest morning paper) * Sweden has a new horror king * City magazine, Sweden * Mats Strandberg writes sharp as a fang and like the safe hand of a captain he effectively navigates his bloody action * Politiken (Denmark's biggest newspaper) * If you are a horror fan than I strongly suggest you check this novel out. Things start slow, but when all Hell finally breaks loose, it does so with an unrestrained glee . . . A strong contender for my horror novel of the year. Tense, emotional, and at times downright nasty. I loved it * The Eloquent Page * A rip-roaring, redraw horror thriller which zips along without pausing for breath . . . Grim, gripping and claustrophobic . . . Blood Cruise is a real blast of fetid air in vampire fiction, viscerally enjoyable, deftly plotted and throbbing with a real sense of mounting horror and urgency. It's a rousing, vibrant and fabulously bloodthirsty read, which reminds us why we're supposed to be scared of vampires rather than simply finding them mysteriously attractive and alluring * Starburst * Mats Strandberg is a literary cult waiting to happen: Blood Cruise is terrifying and terrifying real, a must-read for fans of Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist * Elizabeth Hand, author of Generation Loss and Hard Light * Mats Strandberg knows how to write horror. I bite my nails. I laugh and I cry. And I will never set foot on a cruise ship again! * Asa Larsson, bestselling author of The Second Deadly Sin and Until thy Wrath Be Past *


Author Information

Mats Strandberg, an award-winning writer of adult, YA and children's fiction, was born in the small industrial town of Fagersta, in the northwest of Sweden; the place inspired Engelsfors, the setting for the internationally bestselling YA fantasy Engelfors Trilogy (with co-author Sara B. Elfgren). The Circle, Fire and The Key (UK: Cornerstone; US: Overlook Press), are published in 30 countries, and ABBA founder Benny Andersson has turned the first book, The Circle, into a hit movie. Blood Cruise, his fourth solo novel, is a top ten bestseller across Europe; Mats is currently writing the screenplay (with frequent collaborator Sara Elfgren). His award-winning journalism won him Columnist of the Year for his regular columns for Aftonbladet, Sweden's biggest evening newspaper. You can find Mats on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/matsstrandbergofficial and on Twitter at @matsstrandberg_

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