- Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt.
- Length: 19 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 31-05-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
They only stopped watching her for a matter of minutes. That was all it took.
It was a beautiful winter's day. Anders, his wife and their feisty six-year-old, Maja, set out across the ice of the Swedish archipelago to visit the lighthouse on Gavasten. There was no one around, so they let her go on ahead. And she disappeared, seemingly into thin air, and was never found.
Two years later, Anders is a broken alcoholic, his life ruined. He returns to the archipelago, the home of his childhood and his family. But all he finds are Maja's toys and through the haze of memory, loss and alcohol, he realizes that someone - or something - is trying to communicate with him.
Soon enough, his return sets in motion a series of horrifying events which exposes a mysterious and troubling relationship between the inhabitants of the remote island and the sea.
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By Nicky Higby on 29-12-11
I hope there was some missing...
I didn't enjoy any of this at all. The bits I did understand were completely bizarre, I know there are some "out there" bits in Jo Nesbo or Stieg Larson, but nothing as confusing and ridiculous as in this book. I'm at a loss to understand why it's been recommended at all for people who've enjoyed other Scandinavian Crime novels. I hope that the previous reviewer is correct, and that there are chunks missing from the download that would miraculously make it work. But I'm not convinced anything could help. Mis-sold. Don't bother.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Lia on 21-06-11
Not my style
This book could have had so much potential but the plot went no where. The narrator made the book listenable. However, the ending was very flat.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By An Leughadair on 28-08-12
I thoroughly enjoyed “Let the Right One In” by John Ajvide Lindqvist and as Harbour is based around the folklore of the sea, an area of particular interest, I could not resist downloading it. I must admit it would have been more suspenseful had I not realised when I got to the end, initially, that the last six hours of the book had been omitted from Audible's version; however the missing six hours were restored a few months later, and I was finally able to listen through to the actual end of the book.
I enjoyed the narration by Julian Rhind-Tutt, whose calm voice held back the urge for this listener to race towards the end. The audio was clear and without fault, once the entire book was in place.
Harbour combines suspense, thriller and horror in one story set in the small, island community of Domarö, where Anders lost his daughter in mysterious circumstances years earlier. He returns in a alcoholic haze as the secrets of the community and the island start to unravel, flitting back and forth between past and present, yet all being revealed in a kind of perfect order.
I did enjoy it, but there were some scenes which I found too explicit; and I now feel my flirtation with horror is now at an end. I only gave the storyline 3 stars because I was slightly disappointed by supernatural aspect, which appeared to be confused, and somewhat "glossed-over" nearing the end; actually I felt a little cheated by that.