Sex, lies and ill-fitting swimwear ... Sun Protection Factor 100
Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village - the 'hottest beach in Finland'. The suspect: Olivia Koski, who has only recently returned to her old hometown. The mission: find out what happened, by any means necessary.
With a nod to Fargo, and dark noir, Palm Beach, Finland is both a page-turning thriller and a black comedy about lust for money, fleeing dreams and people struggling at turning points in their lives - chasing their fantasies regardless of reason.
'Right up there with the best' TLS
'Deftly plotted, poignant and perceptive in its wry reflections on mortality and very funny' Irish Times
'Like the death cap mushroom, Tuomainen's dark story manages to be as delicious as it is toxic' Sunday Express
'A roller-coaster read and extraordinarily poignant' Guardian
'A winner right from the first sentence ... an offbeat jewel' Publishers Weekly
'A tightly paced Scandinavian thriller with a wicked sense of humour' Foreword Reviews