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  • Haunting

    An unspoilt account of childhoods experience and a community ignrance

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  • could not put it down

    Great writing,characters and story.wanted desperately to reach conclusion but didn't want to finish. Can't wait for next book

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  • compelling and engrossing tale

    With an enigmatic but appealing lead character in Elma we have a dark, disturbing story. Elma has left Reykjavik to start over in her home town of Akranes. Her relationship of nine years with David has ended quite suddenly and it has devastated Elma, she hadn’t seen it coming. Elma is a Police detective and has started a new job with the Police in Akranes. As she is settling into the job and her new home she is called to a murder scene. A woman has been found in the water at the old lighthouse. It is clear that she was murdered. Who is she? Why would someone wish to kill her? The book is set in the recent past and is intermingled with the story of a young girl some years earlier. As Elma and her colleagues investigate the murder a truly appalling thought builds in Elma. As she examines pieces of evidence and follows up, sometimes without telling her boss who will not be very happy about it, Elma brings together a body of information that leads to only one conclusion as far as she is concerned. Will this lead to who killed the woman in the water? The story that unfolds is both chilling and heartbreaking. All the more so as what happens in the concluding chapters brings a very sad, unbalanced, inequitable, surprising but likely ending. It highlights how inadequate the safeguards for young children were and, sadly, I fear often still are. This is a story of how abuse can go on right under your nose and yet it is not seen, not believed or not wanted to be seen or believed. It is that thing of not wanting to interfere, not knowing how to interfere or being scared of interfering in case you’re wrong or may suffer consequences for speaking up. In a town where very one knows everyone else and everyone’s business how do these things happen? Were people do terrible things safe in the knowledge that no one will tell – is it through ignorance, fear or apathy? Perhaps, it’s the arrogance that so often seems to come with power and a sense of entitlement. This is a gripping, well written story. It is not graphic nor is it gory and yet it is clear in every word, sentence and chapter how dreadful each crime is. This is a compelling and engrossing tale which will linger long in the memory. This book, the first book in the Forbidden Iceland series, has introduced to the U.K. a new writer who will surely further enhance the reputation that Iceland has for amazing talent in storytelling.

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  • Complex and thrilling

    Wonderfully crafted mystery. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Very good

    Very good. Interesting and mysterious. Recommend!!

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