Tora Skammelsen, a young writer, retreats to her aunt’s cottage to get away from it all. Here, on the Danish North Sea coast, she tries to make sense of her life and rid herself of the ghosts of her past. When the old stable catches fire leading to the discovery of a skeleton, Tora is faced with ghosts that go even further back, to the time of World War Two. Now she must uncover her own family secrets, but will she learn the truth in time to save herself?
North Sea Cottage is a novella by award-winning Danish author Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen. Volume two in the series was published in December 2014 (the short story The Woman Behind The Curtain). If you are looking for something similar to North Sea Cottage, you may enjoy Anna Märklin’s Family Chronicles, a stand-alone published in 2012, and Crystal Nights, published in 2015.