Blog Tour | Book Review: The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson (Hidden Iceland #1) #TheDarkness

Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for Ragnar Jónasson’s latest novel, The Darkness, the first novel in an exciting new Nordic Noir series. I’m delighted to be sharing my review with you today.

The Darkness

Book Description:

The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed.

Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice.

She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking.

Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger.

Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson (Hidden Iceland #1) #TheDarkness”


Blog Tour | Book Review: Killed by Thomas Enger (Henning Juul #5)

Killed by Thomas Enger

I’m so happy to be sharing my review of Killed on Valentine’s Day; it’s so fitting, don’t you think? Wait, I know what you’re thinking, today is the day to celebrate love, and I am…. I’m celebrating my loved for Killed by sharing my review with you all today. After reading book 4, Cursed, I had been eagerly awaiting this novel.

Book Description:

Crime reporter Henning Juul thought his life was over when his young son was murdered. But that was only the beginning…

Determined to find his son’s killer, Henning doggedly follows an increasingly dangerous trail, where dark hands from the past emerge to threaten everything. His ex-wife Nora is pregnant with another man’s child, his sister Trine is implicated in the fire that killed his son and, with everyone he thought he could trust seemingly hiding something, Henning has nothing to lose … except his own life.

Packed with tension and unexpected twists, Killed is the long-awaited finale of one of the darkest, most chilling and emotive series you may ever read. Someone will be killed. But who? Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Killed by Thomas Enger (Henning Juul #5)”

Review x2: Dark Pines by Will Dean // The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Dark Pines by Will Dean

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Book Description:

An isolated Swedish town. A deaf reporter terrified of nature. A dense spruce forest overdue for harvest. A pair of eyeless hunters found murdered in the woods.

It’s week one of the Swedish elk hunt and the sound of gunfire is everywhere. When Tuva Moodyson investigates the story that could make her career she stumbles on a web of secrets that knit Gavrik town together. Are the latest murders connected to the Medusa killings twenty years ago? Is someone following her? Why take the eyes? Tuva must face her demons and venture deep into the woods to stop the killer and write the story. And then get the hell out of Gavrik. Continue reading “Review x2: Dark Pines by Will Dean // The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh”

Blog Tour | Book Review: Snare by Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates)

SNARE new front cover

Reading an Orenda Books publication brings such feelings of comfort because I know I’m guaranteed a good read! Welcome to my stop on the Snare blog tour, an exciting new crime thriller from Icelandic crime writer, Lilja Sigurðardóttir.

Book Description:

After a messy divorce, attractive young mother Sonja is struggling to provide for herself and win sole custody of her son. With her back to the wall, she resorts to smuggling cocaine into Iceland, and finds herself caught up in a ruthless criminal world. As she desperately looks for a way out of trouble, she must pit her wits against her nemesis, Bragi, a customs officer, whose years of experience frustrate her new and evermore daring strategies.

Things become even more complicated by the fact that Sonja is in a relationship with a woman, Agla. Once a high-level bank executive, Agla is currently being prosecuted in the aftermath the Icelandic financial crash.

Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a nail-bitingly fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Snare is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Snare by Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates)”

Book Review: The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg (Patrick Hedström #1)

The Ice Princess - Camilla Lackberg

I’m [not] sorry to be adding to your crime thriller series pile – the latest series you need to start, if you haven’t already, is the Patrick Hedström series, starting with book one – The Ice Princess.

From the back cover:

Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life.

Meanwhile local detective Patrick Hedström is following his own suspicions about the case. it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about the small town with a deeply disturbing past… Continue reading “Book Review: The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg (Patrick Hedström #1)”