In a last attempt to find his lost friend, the French neurologist Redan reveals the incredible story of Gustav. He tells us everything, not fearing the consequences of bringing their secret into light. But Redan has no choice for his sanity is at stake. The reader embarks on a fascinating journey through the realms of memory. A Parisian upbringing, a deadly cold Swedish winter and an undercover brain research lab in the Boston area are the settings for this captivating, Poe inspired psychological drama. In an ultimate quest for truth, Gustav and Redan will connect in a way that neither of them thought was possible... Love, friendship, obsession and mystery combine as the winning ingredients of this wide-ranging and exciting first novel.
Martin Skogsbeck grew up in Sweden and received parts of his education in England and the US. He left a career in international management to pursue other interests, including music and writing. Today he lives in France, is married and has two children.
'Destructive Interference' took me by surprise - and what a pleasant surprise! I bought it out of chance really, having never heard of the author. All I knew was that he is Swedish, and I must admit I rather like Swedish authors.
I read the book in 3 days, it was so engaging. And the characters! It was like I knew them, especially Redan as a youth, he reminded me so much of my son...
Anyway, I think most people will relate to this book because it is so 'wide ranging' without being shallow. It actually goes in depth in a number of very interesting topics such as truth/deceit, memories and brain research. It is fun and sad, I both laughed out loud and wiped the tears running down my cheek... When I get gripped like that, I want to share it. Destructive Interference is absolutely worth reading.