Janne Vuori, an investigative journalist for the Helsinki Daily, receives an anonymous tip about illegal activity at a nickel mine in the small town of Suomalahti in northern Finland. According to his source, the mining company is causing an environmental disaster. Janne and a photographer drive to the mine to investigate, but are briskly kept off the grounds by the head of mine security at Finn Mining Ltd. Determined to find out the truth, Janne begins to investigate the company in order to shed some light on its shady business. When executives of the company start dying one after the other in mysterious accidents, he realizes that he’s become embroiled in a dangerous game that might just cost him his life.
The Mine is a story of greed and secrets, murder and redemption. Told in a beautiful language with shifting points of views and flashbacks, The Mine is a suspenseful crime novel filled with vivid characters and a breathtaking plot. But above all, it is the story of two men – a father and a son – and of the destiny of a family torn apart, only to ultimately reunite.
”Tuomainen reaffirms your faith in the crime novel. /…/ In the genre of crime, Tuomainen has created his own style, both linguistically and story-wise. There is the social aspect, the protagonist (no policemen so far, by the way) who acts according to his own high sense of morals, and the language: descriptive and evocative, it is at times a pure joy to read.”
”You can practically taste the Nordic class – the intensity of Stieg Larssonand the deliberately faded tones of the TV-series The Bridge. /…/ The style is close to perfect.”
Kainuun Sanomat, Finland
”Exquisite suspense without any unnecessary frills.”
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
”Tuomainen has the gift to sense and detect meaning in things that the so-called average eye doesn’t register.”
Turun Sanomat, Finland
”The Mine, the fifth novel of The Clue Award winning Tuomainen, is an impressing confirmation of his status among the very elite of crime literature. … Tuomainen’s way of writing is superb. He portrays his subjects in dark shades, zooming into characteristic details, carefully rationing and skillfully leaving plenty for the reader to deduce.”
Ruumiin Kulttuuri, Finland
”Tuomainen knows both how to build an intense thriller and how to show human beings and families truthfully and discerningly.”