Two of Sweden’s major women’s magazines, Femina and ELLE, have given The Scarred Pianist fantastic reviews.
In The Scarred Pianist, Maria Ernestam describes, with a finely tuned literary pen, the close knit relationship between friends-since-childhood Veronica and Marieke, a friendship which is the only thing that matters, especially since Veronica’s extra mother dies,
writes Femina’s Maria Marteleur. She continues:
Even the smallest shift in behaviour is meticulously noted. Every human reaction, each separate incident is analyzed. This is a novel that affects me deeply and touches one’s innermost feelings. For real.
Maria Ernestam is one of ELLE’s favourite Swedish authors and her novels, modelled with skill, are always interesting with twisted surprises. The new book, The Scarred Pianist, is a story about Veronica and Marieke, the balance of power in friendship, and the twists of fate that forces life to take completely new directions.