STATION K (STATION K)
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.
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.”
BTJ / SWE
“A well-written and frightening image of medical research that gets out of hand, and the people affected by the madness of scientific progress frenzy.”
Borås Tidning / SWE
“Stjernström has his own style and language. His brushing is different so even if the motif is apparently familiar, he paints in a new way. The novel is exciting, touching, sad, full of love and hope. It concerns current matters and makes you think an extra lap.”
Epiloger, book blog / SWE