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All his life, Viggo Larssen has been haunted by the same troubling dream, which he calls the Omen - a vision of a woman beckoning to him from the surface of a churning sea. Now, as he broods over his shipwrecked existence in a remote lighthouse off the outermost coast of Denmark, he is about to be borne backward by the current to a past he thought he had escaped forever.

On the Danish mainland, the widowed mother of the nation's prime minister mysteriously vanishes from her prestigious nursing home. As the police search for clues, evidence mounts that her disappearance is tied to an unsolved crime from Viggo's childhood. Told through the eyes of multiple characters from Viggo's old neighborhood, Erik Valeur's dark, serpentine mystery is a profound meditation on the persistence of memory, the power of dreams, and the secrets we hide from one another - and ourselves.

©2015 Erik Valeur and JP/Politikens Forlagshus A/S (P)2016 2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Mark Mussari.

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Enjoyed the narration and a haunting story

The story really pulled me in and it had a kind of lyrical quality, especially with the narrator's warm voice and tone. I've listened to a lot of audible novels and this narrator was just flawless! I appreciated how the author drew out every scene and each character- I felt I was there, watching it all unfold. The translation from Danish is another beautiful aspect. I'll never forget this experience - so different.

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  • Lesley
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Beware!!

Utterly brilliant but don't read / listen to this before Erik Valeur's first book 'The Seventh Child'!!!

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