Rannva Saltoft, Killing Birch

We proudly present the e-book version of Killing Birch, a debut novel written by my countryfellow Lene Rannva Saltoft, published by Candied Crime, our family publishing company. $ 2.99 only.

The lovely cover is photoshopped by Canadian artist Emilie Léger.
KILLING BIRCH – an unusual combination of literary fiction, love and horror.


Where do you go, when home is the place that scares you the most? This modern-day saga revolves around a brutal murder and offers a story of love and heartbreak, set in a picturesque village on the West Coast of Jutland.

Two childhood friends, Jenny and Birch, are torn apart by a sinister tragedy. Birch is found sitting beside his mother’s corpse by the edge of the ancient Angel Maker Lake. Deeply traumatized and unable to account for his mother’s fate, the boy is disowned by his family.

Twenty years later, the adult Birch is crippled by gory visions and inexplicable dreams. An unexpected visitor forces him to return to the eerie village and face his past. In this narrow community where most people harbor secrets and ancient grudges, the general belief is that Birch is a murderer. But nature has a way of intervening when hearts turn dark and demons are let off their leash.



About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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8 Responses to Rannva Saltoft, Killing Birch

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    This does sound interesting, Dorte!

  2. Kelly says:

    I have The Mad Girls in my Kindle, waiting. Should I read it before this one?

    • That’s a difficult question. I read ‘Killing Birch’ first, and I’d say it doesn’t matter which one you read first. The environment and the main characters are the same, but the stories are completely independent of each other.

      • Kelly says:

        Thanks, Dorte. I’ll just go with the one that strikes my fancy when I settle in to read.

        Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. That sounds like an excellent plan, Kelly.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Lene Rannva Saltoft says:

    I’m so proud of that cover. Nicely done, Dorte! And I really do hope, that you all enjoy reading “Killing Birch” as much as I did writing it (Although my life expectancy might have gone down during certain chapters) Merry Christmas to all and thank you ever so much for taking a chance on a (wonderfully) weird book.

  5. Definitely sounds good, Dorte. And a great cover too. Merry Christmas!

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