Toxic – Helga Flatland | Blog Tour #Giveaway | #Toxic @HelgaFlatland @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours

Shamed schoolteacher, Mathilde, moves to a dairy farm in the Norwegian countryside for an ‘easier life’, but she’s soon up to her old tricks … upending and unsettling the lives of two reclusive farmers. Exquisitely written, razor-sharp and simmering with an unexpected tension, Toxic marks the return of one of Norway’s finest writers…

When Mathilde is forced to leave her teaching job in Oslo after her relationship with eighteen-year-old Jacob is exposed, she flees to the countryside for a more authentic life.

Her new home is a quiet cottage on the outskirts of a dairy farm run by Andres and Johs, whose hobbies include playing the fiddle and telling folktales – many of them about female rebellion and disobedience, and seeking justice, whatever it takes.

But beneath the apparently friendly and peaceful pastoral surface of life on the farm, something darker and more sinister starts to vibrate and, with Mathilde’s arrival, cracks start appearing … everywhere.

My thanks to Anne of Random Things Tours for the invitation. Toxic: The simmering Norwegian sensation, from the bestselling author of A Modern Family by Helga Flatland, and translated by Matt Bagguley is published by Orenda Books in ebook, audio and paperback formats (23 May 2024). To start off the blog tour I am delighted to offer a paperback copy to one UK winner – entry details below.

Praise for Helga Flatland

`Flatland has the gift that I most often covet in the work of other writers: the ability to make everyday events compelling … how the quietest existence can brim with urgency and drama´ Ann Morgan

`Helga Flatland writes with elegance and subtle humour´ Daily Express

`The author has been dubbed the Norwegian Anne Tyler and for good reason´ Good Housekeeping

`The most beautiful, elegant writing I’ve read in a long time´ Joanna Cannon

`Helga Flatland writes with such astuteness about families´ Prima

`I absolutely loved its quiet, insightful generosity´ Claire King

`I love the sophistication, directness and tenderness of this book´ Claire Dyer

Sorry but this is open to UK entrants only.

T&C’s: As part of the blog tour I’m delighted to offer a paperback copy of Toxic to one winner. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by email and/or X. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner.

Open to entrants aged 18 or over in the UK.

Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties with the exception of the winner’s details. This will passed to the tour organiser and publisher for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data I hold. My Reading Corner is not responsible for dispatch or delivery of the prize.

Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway! 😄

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Helga Flatland is already one of Norway’s most awarded and widely read authors. Born in Telemark, Norway, in 1984, she made her literary debut in 2010 with the novel Stay If You Can, Leave If You Must, for which she was awarded the Tarjei Vesaas’ First Book Prize. She has written four novels and a children’s book and has won several other literary awards. Her fifth novel, A Modern Family (her first English translation), was published to wide acclaim in Norway in August 2017, and was a number-one bestseller. The rights have subsequently been sold across Europe and the novel has sold more than 100,000 copies. End of Life was published in 2020 and is currently topping bestseller lists in Norway.

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