We are in Helsingfors. It is 1938 and the fate of two people is increasingly intertwined. The lawyer Claes Thune comes from the Swedish upper class, and the mysterious office clerk Matilda Wilk has gone through so much she does not want anyone else to know about.
The narrative threads go back to the Finish Civil War between the Whites and the Reds in 1918. The horrors of that time still mark the city and people, even though they try to leave it all in the past.
One day Mrs. Wilk hears a voice from the past, the same voice that caused the anxiety still haunting her. And that has fateful consequences, both for herself and others.
HVØRVISJÓN 38 is a suspense story that will make you shudder. At the same time, the book is a historical novel that down to the smallest details depicts daily life and events against the backdrop of world history. And when it is read, it is up to the reader to draw the lines from 1938 up to our own times.