Something peculiar is happening. Stockholm is enduring a heatwave, electrical appliances cannot be switched off and everyone has a blinding headache. Then the terrible news breaks - in the city morgue, the dead are waking.
David always knew his wife was far too good for him. But he never knew how lost he'd be without her until tonight when her car hit an elk. Now she's gone and he's alone. But when he goes to identify her body, she begins to move. It's terrifying, but it gives David a strange kind of hope.
Across the city, grieving families find themselves able to see their loved-ones one last time. But are these creatures really them? How long can this last? And what does it all mean?
Handling the Undead is a thrilling, shocking and moving story about a love that can defy death, from the acclaimed author of Let the Right One In.
'Reminiscent of Stephen King at his best. Best read by sunlight' Independent on Sunday. — Independent on Sunday
'It's not often I come across a writer as original, compelling or as inventive as Lindqvist . the haunting imagery stays lodged in the mind long after the book is finished' Mail On Sunday. — Mail On Sunday
'Some books are just too good. Handling the Undead is superbly written, with beautifully drawn, fully realised characters, a lively, well-constructed narrative and a wonderfully paced and balanced plot. It's an intensely atmospheric book . it's a masterpiece, fantastically well-written and totally gripping' SFX magazine. — SFX