The Burnt Letter Society is the story of Niklas Fors, whose world is shattered when he loses his wife in a major plane crash.
Niklas discovery, that his wife may have written him a note on the plane, in the minutes before it crashed, launches him on a reckless search into a sinister underworld, where the so-called 'burnt letters’ of accident victims are auctioned on a sinister black market… One with supernatural repercussions. The investigation grows darker and more complexed, and by the time Niklas realizes the danger he’s in, it’s too late to turn back.
"Sehlberg is an eminent narrator. I give my warmest recommendations"
Review blog Krimiormen (Denmark)
“Imagine Stephen King and Gillian Flynn held a seance and made a literary baby. The Burnt Letter Society is massively cinematic. A globe-trotting mash-up of the paranoid thriller and supernatural horror.”
Film producer and script writer Max Borenstein, Godzilla, KONG: Skull Island. (USA)
Four "guld nuggets", leading danish Daily Fyens (Denmark)
"... Well-written excitement with good details and a finely dosed research on the burning letters, historical airplane crashes and casualties."
... The end is explosive and it's nice to get away from meeting Dr. No and get the explanation of the evil company modus operandi over a Dry Martini, shaken not stirred. Instead, the wall breaks between inner and outer - together with all logic - in a cool finale in a ghost castle in Brazil."
Weekend Avisen (Denmark)
“A well-written and cinematic thriller, leaping from one dramatic highlight to the next. It ́s well- functioning entertainment of international class.”
Lecturer's statement from Danish library Service (Denmark)
“The book captured me, from the first to the last page. An absolute success! The novel tells a highly visual story of faith, the secrets of the heart, human chaos and the ever-preset hope of forgiveness and love. It is a book you will never forget.”
Ibi Makienok, influencer, actor and red-cross ambassador. (Denmark)
“Book of the month”
Bog & Idé, Denmark's leading book retailer, picted The Burnt Letter Society as The book of the month. (Denmark)
“Impossible to stop reading … A true pageturner” (Nyhetsmorgon i Tv4)
The Burnt Letter Society reach position 1 on the Swedish bestseller list, and 7 on the Danish list