Seasons come and go in provincial Blaashoek, where the town's superficial harmony is upended by the arrival of a wind farm. The irritating hum of the turbines keeps butcher Herman Bracke awake at night. He falls prey to a deadly fatigue and gradually loses control over his work, setting off a series of blood-curdling events with fatal consequences for the townspeople.
Bram Dehouck (Belgium) was the first author ever to win both the Golden Noose and the Shadow Award, the two most prestigious prizes for Dutch crime writing. Compared to the work of Stephen King, Dehouck's characteristic black humor and concise, punchy prose make for a refreshing take on the modern thriller.
About the Author
BRAM DEHOUCK (Belgium) was the first author ever to win both the Golden Noose and the Shadow Award, the two most prestigious prizes for Dutch crime writing, for the same novel: De minzame moordenaar ('The Mild-Mannered Murderer'). Sleepless Summer, his second novel, was again awarded the Golden Noose and the Knack Hercule Poirot Public Prize, and was nominated for the Crimezone Best Thriller Award.