The Healer

The Healer

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A man`s search for his missing wife in a futuristic dystopian in Helsinki who is grappling with merciless climate change

It is two days before Christmas and Helsinki is fighting a ruthless climate catastrophe: the subway tunnels are flooded; abandoned vehicles on fire on the streets; Authorities warn against malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola and plague. People are fleeing to northern Finland and Norway, where conditions are tolerable. The social order is crumbling and private security companies have undermined the police. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is one of the few who can still live in the city and want to.

loved as Tapanis wife Johanna, a newspaper reporter disappears, you enter a panic chase them. Joan`s disappearance seems to have something to do with a story that was investigating a politically motivated serial killer called "The Healer". Tapani desperately searches for Johanna and leads him to reveal the secrets of her past. Secrets bring exactly the related murders examined ...

The healer plays in a desperate moment, forcing Tapani to take desperate measures to find his true love. The Healer is dense in an endearing but minimal required in writing and a story of survival, loyalty and determination. Even if the world comes to stay love and hope exist.


"The ability to use all the tricks of the thriller and all means of poetry makes Tuomainens work unique, and this combination allows the reader to fall in love with his style. After reading about The Healer you can use the things around you just appreciate even more "

-. Sofi Oksanen, author of Delete

"exciting atmosphere".

- Liz Jensen

"breathtakingly tense, with the taste of blood on each side. It is impossible to stop reading until the end reached ... "

- Turun Sanomat (Finland)

"Tuomainen really manages to convey the glittering streets and neon lights, saturated rain, decaying urban environment".

- Helsingin Sanomat (Finland)

"Tuomainens economic and precise style and quick dialogues bring him into the best noir tradition. The intensity of both the plot and the narrative reinforces the harsh realism of his language"

-. The award clue for the `best Finnish crime novel 2011`

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