Anita Terpstra / Anita Terpstra – Spark

Anita Terpstra – Spark

Anita Terpstra – Spark

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About the book

In the ballet world, Dutch Mischa and Russian Nikolaj are a celebrity dream couple. The car accident in which their small daughter died seems to have brought them even closer together. Then fire breaks out in the house where they are living temporarily. Mischa and Nikolaj survive the fire, but both end up in hospital severely injured. In a two-room setting in alternating chapters, Mischa and Nik each tell their own story. It is up to a police inspector to identify the unreliable narrator. Nik claims that on the night of the fire he told Mischa that he wanted a divorce, which is why she wanted to kill him. According to Nik, Mischa has been drinking since the death of their daughter. He is worried about their son and wants to take him away. Mischa says it is the other way around: she wanted to divorce him… readers are kept on their toes until the very end in this tense psychological thriller.

Spark is a turbulent thriller that you read in one breath. Terpstra knows how to save the climax to the end. **** Readalicious

Terpstra sparks with Spark. With a capital S. ***** Samenlezenisleuker

A realistic view of the tough world of top-class sport in which perseverance, pain, passion and jealousy predominate. **** Thrillersandmore

Press on previous work:

A fantastic thriller, in the style of Karin Slaughter. **** Dagblad van het Noorden


Anita Terpstra (b. 1974) studied journalism and art history. She made her debut in 2009 with Night Flight, which was nominated for the Shadow Prize and the Crimezone Thriller Award. Her international breakthrough came with Different, which sold to both France and Germany, and her thriller Together (2016) was shortlisted for the Gouden Strop.

Additional book information

  • Literary thriller
  • ISBN 9789403118802
  • Number of pages: 288
  • World rights: Cargo
  • Price: €19,99
  • English sample available