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Malin Stehn (1969) is a Swedish writer who has written over 40 middle grade and young adult books, and she is a frequent educational lecturer. Stehn holds a master’s degree in comparative literature and humanities and has worked for many years as a freelance editor.

Stehn is also a singer and songwriter whose retro pop band Crayfish released a hit record in Japan in the late 90s.

A Happy New Year is her debut novel for an adult audience and is published by Albert Bonniers Förlag in October 2021.

Malin Stehn


‘A tense, slow-burn thriller looking at families and friendships and how they change over time. Believable characters and some surprising twists, a great read’
–  Catherine Cooper, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalet

‘A dark, compelling missing person story set in the depths of a Swedish winter. Fans of Shari Lapena will DEVOUR this. Pacy, atmospheric and extremely thrilling’
– Will Dean, author of Book of the Year awarded Dark Pines.

‘A riveting Scandi thriller, depicting every family’s worst nightmare in exquisite detail. The clever characterisation keeps you guessing at every turn – I can’t wait to read what Malin Stehn writes next’
– Amy McCulloch, author of the Sunday Times crime book of the month Breathless

‘Wintery, Scandi, twisty and compelling. What’s not to love?’
– Jane Fallon Sunday Times bestseller

‘Happy New Year is a smart page-turner that is impossible to put down. Ordinary people like you and me find themselves in the ultimate nightmare, which could become anyone’s reality. The story gets under your skin, leaving you defenseless.’
– Mattias Edvardsson


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