Books by Renate Dorrestein

THE DARKNESS THAT DIVIDES US by Renate Dorrestein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2019

"Frighteningly clever. The haunting landscapes Dorrestein creates are as real as they are darkly fantastical."
A family's demise unfurls in the shadow of a mysterious murder. Read full book review >
NOTT WON'T SLEEP by Renate Dorrestein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A worthwhile bedtime ritual that children will return to again and again. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A winning combination of cute characters, soothing music and gentle bedtime activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >
WITHOUT MERCY by Renate Dorrestein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2003

"Dorrestein is a potent writer, but, despite some splendid moments, this is a disappointing successor to A Heart of Stone."
An intense domestic thriller in which a beloved only child's death destroys an already shaky marriage. Read full book review >
A HEART OF STONE by Renate Dorrestein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"The climactic pages are as harrowing as anything in contemporary fiction, but you won't want to miss a word leading up to them. A triumph."
The history of a destroyed family and the mingled guilt and rage that possess the survivor who remembers, and reimagines, their story—all rendered with hallucinatory clarity in this first English translation of yet another popular and critically acclaimed Dutch author. Read full book review >