Warmest congratulations to Arttu Tuominen on winning the crime & thriller category for Best Audiobook of the Year at last night’s #storytelawards2022 in Helsinki with SILENCED (Vaiettu, WSOY 2021), the third book in his River Delta series. The book is narrated by Ville Tiihonen, who saw three of his narrations nominated.
THE JURY STATEMENT:
The category winner is an audiobook with a theme that is horrifyingly topical: where does human evil come from? Can the perpetrators of atrocities ever reconcile their actions? What is the responsibility of nations and the machinations of violence they perpetuate when their members kill and torture the weak and defenseless?
The winning title skillfully combines history and the present. The backdrop is carefully rendered. It is chilling that, eighty years later, crimes against humanity are once again happening at the scene of the story. The milieux are skillfully described, both 1040s Ukraine as well as 2020s Pori.