What if you invited someone in and they wouldn't leave...?

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Schattenbruder

Psychological thriller

shadow brother

Press

NZZ

NZZ

June 2015

A very thrilling read

«In his debut novel, Mirko Beetschen impressively and with purposeful slowness describes how a fleeting acquaintance gradually evolves into a frighteningly close and involuntary relationship.»

SIEGESSÀULE

SIEGESSÀULE

February 2015

A great debut!

«I emphasize this book not only for its thrilling plot and literary performance, but also for its amazing effect it had on me: Instead of empathy for the victim, I felt glee and solidarity with evil. I haven't experienced this often, and it heightened my fascination for the author and his book.»

SCHWEIZER ILLUSTRIERTE

SCHWEIZER ILLUSTRIERTE

December 2014

Haunted

«Swiss author Mirko Beetschen describes his scenes so vividly that it feels like watching a movie. The reader is plunged right into the protagonist's life and breathlessly follows the tightening plot.»

BUCHHANDLUNG LÖWENHERZ

BUCHHANDLUNG LÖWENHERZ

June 2015

Literarily elegant, subtle and to the point

«Of course the story is so brilliantly told that the initial clues, which really are the reader’s own perfidious hope, totally mislead you until the very end.»