The Woman Inside: A Novel
A wealthy couple ends up murdered in the nicest part of town in this compulsively readable, page-turning thriller from M. T. Edvardsson, The Woman Inside.
Bill Olsson, recently widowed, is desperate to provide for his daughter, Sally. Struggling to pay rent, he welcomes a lodger into their home: Karla, a law student and aspiring judge, who works as a housekeeper to make ends meet. Her clients are the Rytters, an incredibly wealthy couple who hide behind closed doors. The wife is ill and hasn’t left the house in months. The husband is controlling and obsessive. Is he just a worried husband, concerned for his wife’s health? Or is there something more sinister at play?
As Bill’s situation becomes more dire, Karla is forced to make a difficult choice. And when the Rytters wind up dead, and Karla is pulled in for questioning, she’s made to defend some parts of her past she’d rather not revisit.
Every person in The Woman Inside is hiding something, but could any of them really have been driven to kill?
About the Author
M. T. Edvardsson is an author and teacher from Trelleborg, Sweden. He is the author of multiple novels, including A Nearly Normal Family, his first published in the United States. He lives with his family in Löddeköpinge, Sweden.
Praise for The Woman Inside: A Novel
“With The Woman Inside, M. T. Edvardsson has written a super well-composed chamber drama, where the darkness dwells, the desperation grows between the characters and the walls are closing in until you´re caught in the trap.”
—Lars Kepler, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Sandman
"Alienation, self-preservation, and hope propel the story toward calamity with unrelenting suspense; highly recommended for fans of psychological thrillers."
"In an impressive feat of structural engineering, M.T. Edvardsson knits together the narratives of three characters wrapped up in a murder in a Swedish college town."
"[A] crafty psychological thriller... Readers follow with grim fascination as the book’s all-too-human cast stumbles into tragedy. Mr. Edvardsson, the author of “A Nearly Normal Family” (2018), has structured his unpredictable story in clever ways. Even though we know what’s coming, the conclusion delivers a surprising jolt."
—The Wall Street Journal