Lindqvist is one of my favorite writers of all time. He has a way of writing horror stories that are slowly disturbing you as you read more, and are more horrific thinking back on it than when you are reading it. I also think he shows the human side of everything very well in his stories.
This is a story about a failed artist couple. The man finds a baby in the woods, and while she is completely silent, she can sing or hum perfect notes. She grows up as a strange little girl. Very quiet, and without much understanding of the real world. This is because of her strange upbringing and because of who she is. The first part of the book is about her growing up, and the people around her discovering her true character. The second part shows how she connects to other young girls looking for something in life. The last part shows the terrible but inevitable conclusion of the story.
This story is truly disturbing, mostly because the girls are not that abnormal. This isn’t about supernatural monsters, but the monsters in us all. The written horrific events (trying not to spoil here) I found very disgusting, but they need to be there. Five out of five stars, and Lindqvist remains high on my list.