Sandra has decided to escape to a coastal village in Alicante: she is 30, has left her job and, pregnant by a man she doesn’t love, spends her time putting off the decision about what to do with her life. On the beach she meets the Christensens, a Norwegian couple in their eighties who appear to be the answer to Sandra’s prayers when they offer to pay her to accompany Karin to her physiotherapy sessions. Then Julián arrives from Argentina, he is a survivor of the Mauthausen extermination camp, and begins to follow the Norwegian couple’s movements closely. One day Julián confronts Sandra, telling her that the who they appear to be, recounting a story of horrors that has nothing to do with her.
A huge best-seller in Spain and Italy.
Premio Nadal 2010
‘Lo que esconde tu nombre is a captivating and convincingly realistic thriller but it is above all an absorbing novel about memory and redemption.’
‘A novel that combines a plot of a growing dramatic tension with sketches taking us to Notorious by Hitchcock and Rosemary’s Baby by Polanski.’