The Mine by Antti Tuomainen


Book Description:

A hitman. A journalist. A family torn apart. Can he uncover the truth before it’s too late? In the dead of winter, investigative reporter Janne Vuori sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company, whose illegal activities have created an environmental disaster in a small town in Northern Finland. When the company’s executives begin to die in a string of mysterious accidents, and Janne’s personal life starts to unravel, past meets present in a catastrophic series of events that could cost him his life. A traumatic story of family, a study in corruption, and a shocking reminder that secrets from the past can return to haunt us, with deadly results … The Mine is a gripping, beautifully written, terrifying and explosive thriller by the King of Helsinki Noir.

My Thoughts:

Janne Vuori is offered a job investigating a mining company by someone who seems to be as interested as Janne in them.

As soon as I read the description and started the novel, it is very obvious it was going to be one of conspiracy and cover ups.

The setting and the authors writing really brings the story to life and I could easily visualise the area that the author was describing to me. I’ve read a few books lately, including ones like Ragnar Jonasson, and they just have such an idyllic setting that makes you want to go and visit the places that the authors are describing and Antti Tuomainen’s novel is no different.

Janne ends up taking on more than he bargained for and soon realises that some stories come with a price. It’s certainly a story about uncovering the truth and finding out more than what you bargained for.

The Mine is the perfect read for fans of the whole conspiracy and cover up theme. Unfortunately it isn’t one of my favourites and I did struggle to fully get into the novel as it tends to be a subject I prefer to watch on a screen rather than in a book for some reason, but would certainly urge fans of it to have a read as I definitely think it’s one they would enjoy.

My thanks to Karen at Orenda Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 3/5 stars.

The Mine is available to purchase from Amazon.



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