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I Always Find You

Translated by Marlaine Delargy

In September 1985, nineteen-year-old John Lindqvist moved into a dilapidated old building in Stockholm, planning to make his living as a magician. Something strange was going on in the locked shower room in the building’s basement—and the price of entry was just a little blood.

I Always Find You is a horror story—as bizarre and macabre as any of Lindqvist’s earlier novels—but it’s also a melancholy meditation on being young and lonely, on making friends and growing up. It’s about magic, and the intensity of human connection—and the evil we carry inside.


BookMooch, (4.5 stars)
Sydney Morning Herald 
Guardian ‘The strength of the novel lies in the author’s calm, unhurried reporting of increasingly supernatural events, and his decision to have a fictional version of himself as narrator, which lends an unsettling autobiographical element and grounds the story in reality.’

John Ajvide Lindqvist
About the Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist lives in Sweden, and has worked as a magician and stand-up comedian. His first novel, the international bestseller Let the Right One In, was published in more than thirty countries.

Marlaine Delargy is based in the UK. She has translated novels by Swedish writers including Kristina Ohlsson, Viveca Sten and Johan Theorin—...

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2 July 2018
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Praise for John Ajvide Lindqvist
andI Always Find You

‘As imaginative and brilliant as any of Stephen King’s famous stories…Eerie and compelling.’

‘[A] tale of a strange evil force.’

‘Mixes the ordinary with the macabre to provide a story that will leave you pondering…Perfectly chilling.’

‘A genuine skin-crawler of a book.’

‘Lindqvist manages a near-perfect blend of moving and macabre.’

‘A bizarre read, seriously inventive and wildly different.’

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