Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Weight: 420 g
A young girl is found dead in Seryong Lake, a reservoir in a remote South Korean village. The police immediately begin their investigation.
At the same time, three men - Yongje, the girl's father, and two security guards at the nearby dam, each of whom has something to hide about the night of her death - find themselves in an elaborate game of cat and mouse as they race to uncover what happened to her, without revealing their own closely guarded secrets.
When a final showdown at the dam results in a mass tragedy, one of the guards is convicted of murder and sent to prison.
For seven years, his son, Sowon, lives in the shadow of his father's shocking and inexplicable crime. When Sowon receives a package that promises to reveal at last what really happened at Seryong Lake, he must confront a present danger he never knew existed.
Dark, disturbing, and full of twists and turns, Seven Years of Darkness is the riveting new novel from the internationally celebrated author of The Good Son.
Seven Years of Darkness
The novel is monstrously depressing, but the intrigue is tightly twisted, the psychologism is deep and complex, the emotional involvement is great, and everything is so whimsically braided that it is impossible to flip through a few pages to quickly find out how it will end. And it is not a detective spectrum of problems: social inequality, corruption, bullying. domestic violence, alcoholism, family disunity. The book is fire.
The journey of Sowon in discovering the truth of the murder of a young girl (Seryong) and his mother by his father which all happened 7 years ago. It's dark, sad and tragic story. There's some tough scenes involving abuse. The past continues to haunt him and things take a dramatic turn.
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