Anxious People, Fredrik Backman ( paperback, August 2021)
The New York Times bestseller from the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.
It's New Year's Eve and House Tricks estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage. For Anna-Lena and Roger, busy buying-up apartments to fill the hole in their marriage, it's something else to talk about. For Julia and Ro, panicky parents-to-be, it's yet another worry.
Lonely bank manager Zara only came here for the view. While 87-year-old grandmother Estelle seems rather pleased by the company.
As the police gather outside, the anxious strangers huddled within try to make the best of a very sticky situation - but could it be that they have a whole lot more in common than meets the eye?
Backman never disappoints . .. heart-warming and multi layered.