Author – Stefan Malmström.
Stefan Malmström is a former news journalist who has worked for Sveriges Radio and Swedish TV4. Today he works as a consultant, lecturer and author. At a young age, Stefan was manipulated into the Church of Scientology in Hässleholm, a small town in southern Sweden. KULT, his first book, is based on his experiences in the cult. Stefan lives in Karlskrona in Sweden with his family.
Social Media Links –
Twitter – @kpstefan
Publisher – Silvertail Books
Pages – 387
The Blurb –
THE PAST WILL NEVER LET YOU GO…
When a four-year-old girl and her father are found dead in the Swedish city of Karlskrona, the police quickly conclude it was a murder-suicide, a tragedy requiring no further investigation.
But Luke Bergmann, a reformed criminal still haunted by his violent past, believes they are wrong. The dead man, Viktor, was his best friend, and Luke knows he would never commit such a horrific crime.
When more bodies turn up, Luke is certain the same killer has struck again. Alone, he embarks on an investigation which reaches back through decades to his friend’s involvement with a sinister cult and dark secrets are exposed as Luke struggles to keep his own long-buried demons hidden away.
And when Luke finds himself in a killer’s sights, his search for the truth becomes the fight of his life.
Can Luke get justice for Viktor and his daughter and prove his best friend was not a murderer, or will the shadows of the past overwhelm him?
Fans of The Killing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Jo Nesbø and Will Dean will love this dark and gripping début thriller.
NOTE: KULT is inspired by shocking and tragic real events.
My thoughts – This is such an excellent read. It gives an insight into the world of cults and how they operate. There are lots of books written about cults, both imagined and real, but to get a real authentic account a book needs to be written by someone who knows the world first hand.
The author is one of these people, he has his own personal insight in cults and he has used this knowledge to create this great read.
This is not an easy read but it is well worth taking the journey, through the dark and sinister world the book inhabits.
Can’t wait to read more of his books.
Purchase Links – Kult