Lennart Cederström, embittered ex-pop singer, is foraging for mushrooms when he finds a baby left for dead in a plastic bag. He revives her and is utterly astonished by the sound of her crying: the child’s voice is a clear, haunting, perfectly pitched note.

Lennart decides the girl will be his project. Raised in isolation, untainted by the dross and banality of the everyday, she will become the vehicle for a pure, exquisite music. He installs the baby in the basement and threatens to kill his downtrodden wife if she breathes a word. But their delinquent son Jerry is a harder case and his ideas for the infant prodigy, whom he names Theres, involve talent shows, celebrity and enormous success.

Meanwhile the child is growing up and developing a few ideas of her own. Only hers involve a hammer. A hammer, and a very strong taste for violence and a strange ambition to appear on Swedish Idol.

Imagine what will happen when she finds a friend who shares her interests.

Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist (John Erik Ajvide Lindqvist) is a Swedish author who grew up in Blackeberg, the setting for Let the Right One In . Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. He has also written for Swedish television.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Platserna

Book Number:
2
2018
Book Number:
1
2017
Review I Always Find You, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Andrea Thompson
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Review I Am Behind You, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Andrea Thompson
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Review LITTLE STAR - John Ajvide Lindqvist
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Little Star, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Review HARBOUR - John Ajvide Lindqvist
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Harbour, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Blog Let the Right One In
Karen Chisholm
Friday, March 6, 2009
Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - John Ajvide Lindqvist
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 5, 2007
Blog Somebody should write a book
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
ISBN
9781921758577
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Review LITTLE STAR - John Ajvide Lindqvist
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Little Star, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 1, 2012

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