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Synopsis: First in the disturbing, chillingly atmospheric, addictive new Forbidden Iceland series.

When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she's no stranger to the area. Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who has returned to Akranes following a failed relationship, and her collegues Saevar and Hoerdur, commence an uneasy investigation, which uncovers a shocking secret in the dead woman's past that continues to reverberate in the present day ... But as Elma and her team make a series of discoveries, they bring to light a host of long-hidden crimes that shake the entire community.


Sifting through the rubble of the townspeople's shattered memories, they have to dodge increasingly serious threats, and find justice ... before it's too late. For fans of Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Ruth Rendell, P D James, Sarah Hilary and Camilla Lackberg

'Elma leaves Reykjavik CID for a job with the police in her hometown of Akranes, deeming it "every bit as quiet as it appeared to be" - until the discovery of a murdered woman starts to unravel a thread of long-buried crimes hidden deep in the community.

WINNER of the Storytel Award for Best Crime Novel 2020 and the Blackbird Award for Best Icelandic Crime Novel.

SHORTLISTED for the Amazon Publishing Readers Award for Best Independent Voice and the Amazon Publishing Readers Award for Best Debut Novel.

LONGLISTED for the CWA New Blood Dagger

Eva Bjoerg AEgisdottir's accomplished first novel is not only a full-fat mystery, but also a chilling demonstration of how monsters are made' The Times

'Fans of Nordic Noir will love this moving debut from Icelander Eva Bjoerg AEgisdottir's.
It's subtle, nuanced, with a sympathetic central character and the possibilities of great stories to come' Ann Cleeves

'An exciting and harrowing tale from one of Iceland's rising stars' Ragnar Jonasson

 

Author: AEgisdottir, Eva Bjorg, Cribb, Victoria

Format: Paperback

Pagination: 400 pages

Publisher: Orenda Books

Publication Date: 08/09/2020

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