The Phantom’s Voice

Johan Rundberg

Original Title
Vålnadens röst
Published
Natur & kultur, 2017
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
200
Rights Sold
Norway
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The Phantom’s Voice

Johan Rundberg

Sebastian reluctantly travels with his mother, an actress, to Solöga, a run-down seaside hotel, for a film shoot. She is making her first serious film role after a career as an action star, and Sebastian expects a week of boredom in his mother’s shadow. But on the very first evening, strange things begin to happen. When the whole film crew is gathered for dinner, all the lights suddenly go out – and Sebbe feels an icy gust of wind. Someone – or something – seems to want to sabotage the shoot. The sound on the movie is distorted, film sequences become negative and stage lights plummet to the ground. Along with child actor Manda and Max,  son of the film’s star, Sebastian begins to unravel the mysteriesof hotel Solöga. Why is the door to room 306 bricked? And why does Sonja in the kitchen pretend as if the room never existed? What are the mysterious sounds that are heard at night? And who is the secretive owner who has forbidden the employees from talking about Solöga’s history?
 In The Phantom’s Voice Johan Rundberg manages to combine icy shivers with warm everyday humour. It’s the first part of a trilogy.
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”There are plenty of ghost stories in today’s chapter books, but the The Phantom’s Voice is unusually clever, with humor and intelligence and several surprising twists. And really, really scary!” Dagens Nyheter