Author Freddie Åhlin is releasing his debut psychological thriller and horror book Dalton Highway this September through publishing company Sharp Arrow.
Dalton Highway tells the story of troubled 45-year-old truck driver, Tom Richards, who faces bankruptcy and a collapsing marriage, and must go on a dangerous job driving up the notorious Dalton Highway in Alaska. As he embarks on his 414-mile journey he encounters a strange man who warns him about dark forces lurking ahead. Soon after, Tom gets caught up in a storm, and must find a route to safety, but ends up crashing his truck in the middle of nowhere. Trekking through the Alaskan wilderness with his longtime companion, a German Shepard, he must struggle to survive before time runs out for whatever, or whoever is after him.
When reflecting on the horror genre, Åhlin says: “There is an explored field in the world of mysticism that attracts people. But a horror story not only contains horror, it can be a warm and loving story, which later turns into something horrific. I believe any given situation can turn into something terrifying, that’s what makes the horror genre so interesting.”
Having conducted a research project into isolated areas, Åhlin dived deeper into the psychological factors of remote places and was drawn to Dalton Highway, an isolated 414-mile long road in the great wilderness of Alaska. It was here that he found his inspiration to write a book and was able to develop a nail-biting story.
With a background in behavioral sciences and a longtime suspense writer, the Swedish author is publishing his debut novel Dalton Highway through Barnes & Noble as well as Amazon on September 9th.