Peter Stjernström

Lovisa Andersson was once a fully functioning person but for some reason she lost her grip on life. She left her family and her job as a pharmaceutical scientist and now lives isolated from society with her many cats as only company.

Her daughter Petra is expecting a baby and on her way up her career at the same pharmaceutical company her mother left several years earlier. Strange complications arise around her pregnancy, complications which can be linked to her mother’s past.

Petra’s search for answers leads to the beautiful but uninhabited outer archipelago outside Stockholm. There hides a gloomy islet with a dark history. A secret military installation was there during the 1980s, whose merciless research experiments must be kept secret at any cost.

What happened to Petra’s mother? What secret research with frightful experiments on cats was conducted at the defence station, Station K? Who is trying to conceal the past? Can Petra be cured?

Everything seems to fit together.

STATION K is a riveting thriller about a young pregnant woman, her mother and a betrayal with immense consequences. It is also about cats, a parasitic disease and top-secret research experiments on animals conducted during the 1980s to develop a biological weapon. With terrifying twists, Peter Stjernström places the readers in a no-man’s land where the unthinkable becomes possible.

385 pages

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Sweden: Bladh by Bladh


”Stjernström really creates an eerie mood and a series of very unpleasant scenes in this articulated thriller, which inevitably makes one think of the rabid infected dog in Cujo, Stephen King’s classic from the eighties.”