Synopsis of The Silver Road
Three years ago, Lelle’s daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. Lelle has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under the midnight sun, frantically searching for his lost daughter, for himself and for redemption.
Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Meja arrives in town hoping for a fresh start. She is the same age as Lelle’s daughter was – a girl on the brink of adulthood. But for Meja, there are dangers to be found in this isolated place.
As autumn’s darkness slowly creeps in, Lelle and Meja’s lives are intertwined in ways, both haunting and tragic, that they could never have imagined.
The Silver Road – Stina Jackson review
It’s not a thriller, nor a detective story. Or, at least, that’s my impression.
It’s just a story about two solitary people. One obsessed by her daughter’s disappearance. The other one takes care of her mother and didn’t have a childhood. Almost at the end of the story, they meet each other and establish a father-daughter relationship, though it’s a bit weak.
The suspense is absent and we just know towards the end who has been kidnapping girls, two of whom are saved when he’s arrested.
Actually, from a certain point onwards, I just started to do a quick reading of it, because it didn’t really spark my interest.