At this conference, a dysfunctional group of colleagues are chased by a ruthless killer. They are forced to work together ­to survive.

A group of municipal employees arrive at a picturesque conference center, situated by the lake Kolarsjön at the foot of a mountain. They are there to discuss a controversial project that has angered many, both in the small town and among the employees themselves.  What they don’t know is that someone is watching them from the other side of the lake. Someone who wants revenge. And when darkness starts to fall, they begin to disappear – one by one.

The Conference is a blood soaked thriller about the worst teambuilding exercise you could possibly imagine. It’s about the people we have not chosen, but spend most of our waking time with: our colleagues.

Mats Strandberg is a master of bringing charachters to life (and death), as well as portraying a part of Swedish society going through massive upheavals.

334 pages


Denmark: Modtryk
Finland: Like
Germany: Fischer
Sweden: Norstedts


Optioned by major Swedish prodcuer. Tba


”Mats Strandberg’s greatness lies in the love and care with which he creates the characters that inhabit his dark world – but he is just as good at killing them.”
Niklas Natt och Dag