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Publisher's Summary

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 Sævar and Hörður 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.

©2020 Eva Bjork Aegisdottir (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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very engaging characters

I am happy to have discovered yet another first-rate Icelandic crime writer. I was a little surprised at how the author chose to handle the ending.

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This was a good one, and I'm hoping that it's the first in a series, because the setting and characters were instantly interesting and likable. Well, the police characters/their families, anyway. The persons of interest could all use a slap...
The mystery was compelling and well plotted, if a little obvious, but the ending was very abrupt.
I listened to this one, and I wasn't a big fan of the narrator, although objectively she wasn't bad.
My only other thing is, I kind of hate it when Scandinavian books are translated into British English. It's not the spellings or anything, it's the idioms and phrases. They stick out so much. I know that stuff can be hard to translate, but I'd really rather know what the Icelandic term or saying is, you know?

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  • Readalot
  • 2021-06-19

Due For A ReRead

Difficult to follow due to the names Going to reread it a bit later.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-07-10

too hard to follow

because of all the two and three syllable names that was so foreign I had a very hard time following this book even in the end I wasn't sure who killed who but the narration was good but I guess you need to be Swedish to understand it better

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  • 2021-11-07

Too depressing.

Hard to keep characters straight. Confusing and depressing. Don't bother using a credit for this one.

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  • clarineo
  • 2021-01-09

As audiobook it’s confusing

This might be better as a novel to read in print. As audiobook the story line got too confusing, hopping between past and present. The first few chapters were sooo sloowwww, as the author seemed to paint a picture of dull dull lives, I decided it wasn’t worth the effort of listening further.