Tove Alsterdal is an established and well respected Swedish journalist, novel dramaturge and script writer. For the last 25 years she has written for theatre as well as paper media, television, radio, and film. She is also known as the editor of Liza Marklund's best selling crime novels. In 2009 Tove Alsterdal published her successful debut novel The Forgotten Dead. The second one, Grave of Silence, was published in January 2012 and has been equally praised for the suspense and language, as well as a story that extends the boundaries of the genre. Tove Alsterdal was born in 1960 in Malmoe. Her family has its roots in the very north of Sweden, a rural borderland where her second novel takes place. She now lives in Stockholm with three daughters.
`The Forgotten Dead will keep you engrossed from beginning to end. Take a step in to the darkness, will you be able to escape? 5/5' Nudge Book Reviews `Without a doubt , she is one of our best crime writers right now. Or rather, in short, one of the best writers right now' Gunilla Wedding' Norra Skane "Has all the characteristics of the Scandinavian crime novel - the suspense, the literary quality, the critical view on society - but with a global perspective. The Swedish critics are right: this is an international thriller of the highest standard." Liza Marklund "A complex topic is condensed into this book with great finesse. Nothing is missing and nothing can be added. The balance is perfect. This first novel by Tove Alsterdal is a total success and the translation of her second book is already eagerly awaited." Huffington Post/ Canada "A captivating debut!" Der Standard/Germany "Alsterdal is a gift to crime novel lovers." Sondag "If you are only going to read one Swedish crime novel this summer, read Women On The Beach by Tove Alsterdal." 6 stars out of 6, Berlingske Tidende/Denmark "A thrilling, insightful and very well written story." Goeteborgsposten "The narrative is outstanding, making readers absorbed in the story and never letting them go. I would say she is one of the biggest debut authors this year".Sadamichi Sakai, Mystery Syndicate Praise for Tove Alsterdal: "Tove Alsterdal combines deeply poignant family stories with political thriller. It is so worth every minute of the time it actually takes to read a book. She is the John le Carre of Sweden." Asa Larsson, winner of Best Crime Novel of the Year 2012 `Not many authors can pull off to tie together every day suburban life with a society in freefall, and then combine international politics and murder mysteries with a gripping portrayal of feeling very lonely in your own family. But Tove Alsterdal does exactly that. Read!' Malin Persson Giolito, winner of Best Crime Novel of the Year 2017