The Beloved Girls; beautifully haunting

I am struggling to describe The Beloved Girls in just a few words. It is an epic of a story – all consuming, bewitching, atmospheric, menacing. I could go on and on; but essentially The…

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The Nesting; a ghostly tale rich in Nordic folklore

How hauntingly beautiful is the cover of The Nesting, the new novel from acclaimed, award winning novelist C.J. Cooke. And you know what, the compelling story within the cover is just as haunting. Full of…

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Red Snow; suicide, murder and liquorice

Crikey – with a very public suicide, a cold-bloodied murder and a treacherous blizzard moving in, the isolated Swedish town of Gavrik is literally frozen in fear. Red Snow is the long-awaited sequel to Will…

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Evil Things; a new Nordic thriller

As a reader that loves Nordic noir and historic fiction, I was so excited to read Evil Things by Katja Ivar. I wasn’t disappointed. The added tension for gender equality that runs deep throughout this…

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In the Heat of the Moment: my review

As I love Nordic noir, when I got the opportunity to read In the Heat of the Moment, a crime thriller set in Sweden I grabbed it. This book is the fifth in the Sandhamn…

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