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Palm Beach Finland Reviews

Palm Beach Finland by Antti Tuomainen, David Hackston

Palm Beach, Finland

Antti Tuomainen, David Hackston

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Orenda Books
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication date: 18 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781912374311

Fargo meets Baywatch in a darkly funny thriller by the international, bestselling King of Helsinki Noir, Antti Tuomainen.

  • The TimesBook of the Year
5 stars out of 5
Marcel Berlins
27 Nov 2018

"Tuomainen is the funniest writer in Europe"

...brilliantly created unreal, exaggerated characters who nevertheless move us, satire that suddenly approaches the truth, and a storyline, often dark, that we know to be absurd, but which makes us want to read more. The Palm Beach of the title is the plan of a dodgy businessman to create a huge leisure park with the hottest beach in Finland, to compete with St Tropez. Another strand has a woman finding a dead man in the house she has just inherited. An undercover detective is sent to inquire, pretending to be a maths teacher. Tuomainen is the funniest writer in Europe.