Published on: 06/08/2015
An unforgettable, thrilling crime novel of how three brothers came to be Sweden’s most wanted criminals, inspired by the unbelievable true story and written by the fourth brother.
How does a child become a criminal? How does a father lose a son?
An epic crime novel with the excitement of Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters and the depth of We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Father is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who held Sweden to ransom, committing ten audacious bank robberies over just two years.
None had committed a crime before. All were under 24 years old. All of them would be changed forever.
In this intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller, the fourth brother, who was not involved in the real robberies, tells of three boys who grew from innocent children to become public enemy number one – and of the man who made them that way.
Praise for The Father:
‘Unique and stunning. One of the most powerful novels you’ll read this year.’ Stephen Booth
Don’t miss the Made in Sweden podcast:
The Made in Sweden podcast is the true story behind the novel The Father by Anton Svensson. This is an unforgettable, thrilling real-life story of how three brothers grew up to become Sweden’s most wanted criminals, as told by fourth brother Stefan Thunberg and crime journalist-turned-author Anders Roslund. There are 6 episodes released every Friday for 6 weeks.
‘Anton Svensson’ is a pseudonym for Stefan Thunberg and Anders Roslund. Stefan Thunberg is one of Scandinavia’s most celebrated screenwriters. His body of work spans popular TV-series such as Henning Mankell’s Wallander and Håkan Nesser’s Van Veeteren as well as two of Sweden’s biggest box office successes in recent years: Hamilton and Jägarna 2. While […]