Kasper van Beek / Kasper van Beek – Recollection

Kasper van Beek – Recollection

Kasper van Beek – Recollection

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Read a sample translation of Recollection


About the book

Olaf’s quiet life is turned upside down when he discovers a green envelope in the post. In it he finds a photo of himself, standing on the shore of a frozen lake, with an arm around the shoulders of another man. He has no memory of the photo, or the place where it was taken, and he has never seen the other man before. Though he can’t seem to find answers anywhere, his suspicions are roused when his family says they’re sure the whole thing is a joke and that he should just forget it.

Together with Mila, a colleague who has her own reasons for helping him, Olaf begins a search for the man in the photo. It leads him from Amsterdam to Helsinki, and the nightmares that torment Olaf with increasing intensity appear to come surprisingly close to the truth. The more Olaf and Mila discover, the more desperate the attackers who pursue them become. Who sent the photo, and above all: why?


The silence descends over the forest again, and the hunter looks at his dog, which stares back inquisitively. He begins to inch towards the figure, step by watchful step, still with his rifle at the ready. When he approaches he sees two legs sticking up motionlessly. Close by, dark blue shows through the white, and with a pounding heart he starts brushing away the snow. Slowly, a jacket appears and it’s only now that the hunter realises that lying on the ground in front of him is a man in a suit. Without a winter coat, without a hat, without moon boots. Surprised, he scratches his beard, but then he sees the red stain spreading in the snow. Two stains in fact. Not only around the man’s head, but also around his shoulder blood is pooling. As the hunter desperately scans his surroundings, he thinks to himself, I only fired one shot, didn’t I?


Kasper van Beek (b. 1985) is a movie and television producer. He is the co-founder of two production companies, at which he’s taken on a broad range of international and national projects. He lives and works in Amsterdam. Recollection is his debut.

(c) Tessa Posthuma de Boer

Additional book information

  • Thriller
  • ISBN 9789403107202
  • Number of pages: 288
  • World rights: Cargo
  • Price: € 19,99
  • English sample translation available