Quicksand (Persson Giolito novel)

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Quicksand (Persson Giolito novel) cover.jpg
English cover
AuthorMalin Persson Giolito
Original titleStörst av allt
PublisherWahlström & Widstrand (Swedish edition)
Other Press (English edition)
Publication date
7 July, 2016 (Swedish edition)
7 March, 2017 (English edition)
Pages512 (English edition)
ISBN1590518578 (English edition)

Quicksand (Swedish: Störst av allt) is a novel by Malin Persson Giolito. It was originally published on 7 July, 2016 by Wahlström & Widstrand in Swedish. An English translation was published on 7 March, 2017 by Other Press.


The book received the 2016 Best Swedish Crime Novel Award and the 2017 Glass Key award. Kirkus Reviews said that "Giolito gives us the unsettling monologue of a teenage girl as she works her way through her role in murder. It is a splendid work of fiction."[1]


In September 2017, it was announced that Netflix had ordered an adaption of the novel to be developed into an eponymous series, Quicksand, and would partner with FLX to produce the series.[2] The series premiered on April 5, 2019.[3]


  1. ^ "Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito". Kirkus Reviews. January 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (7 September 2017). "Netflix Orders Swedish Thriller Series 'Quicksand'". Deadline. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ Nicolaou, Elena (April 5, 2019). "What Is Netflix's Surprise New Show Quicksand?". Refinery29. Retrieved April 5, 2019.