Thursday, 16 November 2017

Blog Tour: Whiteout by Ragnar Jonasson






Title: Whiteout

Author: Ragnar Jonasson (translated by Quentin Blake)

Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication Date: 1 November 2017

Twitter: @ragnarjo

I am delighted to be today's stop on the blog tour for Ragnar Jonasson's latest installment in the Dark Iceland series - Whiteout.

Blurb

Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kalfshamarvik. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thor Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier...

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Cover Reveal: Just One Time by K.S. Hunter



Today I'm delighted to share the cover for Just One Time by K.S. Hunter, due to be published on 7 December 2017.  So, without further ado, let's take a look at the fabulous cover....


Just One Time is the first novel from K.S. Hunter, the alter ego of an international bestselling author, whose identity will remain a secret.

Has that caught your interest? If so, keep on reading.... 


Desire can have dire consequences

Two years ago, David Madden made a mistake that almost cost him his marriage. His wife, Alison, gave him another chance, but she has not forgotten, nor has she forgiven.

She is irresistible

Then David meets the alluring Nina at a theatre in London. When he loses his phone in the dark, she helps him find it, and by giving her his number he unwittingly invites her into his life.

What David initially views as an innocent flirt turns into a dangerous game of deception. His increasingly suspicious wife thinks something is up, and each lie he tells pushes them further apart.

She is insatiable

Nina pursues David relentlessly, following him to New York where she gives him an ultimatum: sleep with her, just one time, and then she’ll get out of his life forever; or she’ll ruin everything he holds dear.

She is unstoppable

Of course, once won’t be enough for Nina, and what David hoped would be the end is merely the beginning.

A modern-day Fatal Attraction, Just One Time is a steamy psychological thriller that will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath until its shocking conclusion. 



Praise for K.S. Hunter

‘An author to watch out for – always interesting and unpredictable’ Sophie Hannah



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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Blog Tour & Review: The Country Set by Fiona Walker


I am very exited to be today's stop on the blog tour for The Country Set by Fiona Walker.

I first read one of Fiona's books around 20 years ago and I still get hugely excited when I hear that a new one is about to be released!

Title: The Country Set (Compton Magna #1)
Author: Fiona Walker
Publisher: House of Zeus
Publication Date: 5 October 2017

Twitter: @fionawalkeruk

Blurb

Love affairs, village rivalries, horses, jealousy and secrets – fans of Fiona Walker’s bestselling Hugo and Tash novels will relish this return to her classic territory with a whole new cast of Cotswold village characters.

Compton Magna and Compton Bagot sit high on the Fosse Hills to either side of the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border, just half a mile apart. They form the backdrop to this rich story of old secrets and new rivalries, as glamorous Ronnie Ledwell returns to take up the reins of her father’s stud farm, years after she scandalised family and friends by eloping with her lover, abandoning both husband and children.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Blog Tour & Book Review: The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen


Today I have the pleasure of joining the blog tour for Antti Tuomainen’s new novel, The Man Who Died, as organised by Anne Cater from 'Random Things Through My Letterbox' on behalf of Orenda Books.

Title: The Man Who Died
Author: Antti Tuomainen
Publisher: OrendaBooks
Publication Date: 10 October 2017

Twitter: @antti_tuomainen

Blurb


A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he’s dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists. With a nod to Fargo and the best elements of the Scandinavian noir tradition, The Man Who Died is a page-turning thriller brimming with the blackest comedy surrounding life and death, and love and betrayal, marking a stunning new departure for the King of Helsinki Noir.  

Friday, 20 October 2017

Blog Tour & Book Review: Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy



Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Fatal Masquerade, the new book from Vivian Conroy and number 4 in the Lady Alkmene Mystery Series.

Title: Fatal Masquerade
Author: Vivian Conroy
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 9 October 2017

Blurb

Lady Alkmene and Jake Dubois are back in a gripping new adventure facing dangerous opponents at a masked ball in the countryside.

Masked danger… 

Blog Tour & Extract: Three Weddings and a Scandal by Wendy Holden



It’s my turn on the blog tour for Wendy Holden’s new novel, Three Weddings and a Scandal.

Title: Three Weddings and a Scandal
Author: Wendy Holden
Publication Date: 7 September 2017
Publisher: Head of Zeus

A big thank you to Head of Zeus for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and for providing the following extract for you to read... 


  

If you want to know how the story progresses, you can buy your own copy using the links below:

AMAZON UK  |  AMAZON US  

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Book Review: A Girl Called Love (formerly called The Last Honeytrap) by Louise Lee


Title: A Girl Called Love (originally called The Last Honeytrap)
Author: Louise Lee
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 28 July 2016

Twitter:  @louise_lee1

Blurb

Scott 'Scat' Delaney is a world famous jazz singer. He has ample opportunity to stray and his girlfriend, Alice, needs to know she can trust him.

Step up Florence Love, Private Investigator.

Florence has just ten days to entrap an A-Lister. Whilst sticking to her cardinal rule: One kiss, with tongues, five seconds - case closed.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Book Review: Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley



Title: Conditional Love
Author: Cathy Bramley
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Publication Date: 2 December 2014

Twitter: @CathyBramley

Blurb

What surprises might life have in store for you?

A takeaway, TV and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets for thirty-something Sophie Stone. Sophie’s life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much.

But when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen.
 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Book Review: The Hollow Men (Dr Harry Kent Book 1) by Rob McCarthy



Title: 
The Hollow Men
Author: Rob McCarthy
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: 25 February 2016

Twitter: @_Rob_McCarthy

Blurb

A new must-read crime series for fans of Mark Billingham and Sarah Hilary: introducing Harry Kent, a police surgeon working with the Met, determined to help those the world would rather brush aside.

Dr Harry Kent: former Army medic, hospital registrar, police surgeon, drug addict and defender of anyone the world would rather brush aside. His critics say he has a weakness for lost causes.

There are some problems Harry can't solve. His guilt, his lack of sleep, his fractured relationships.

But when he sits down across from a sick teenager, he knows what to do - even if that teenager is armed. 

Friday, 6 October 2017

Blog Tour & Revew: Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke








I am delighted to host today's stop on the blog tour for Attica Locke's new novel Bluebird Bluebird.


Title: Bluebird Bluebird
Author: Attica Locke
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Publication date: 28 September 2017

Twitter: @atticalocke

Blurb

Southern fables usually go the other way around. A white woman is killed or harmed in some way, real or imagined, and then, like the moon follows the sun, a black man ends up dead.

But when it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger working the backwoods towns of Highway 59, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about his home state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Cover Reveal: Sharp Edge by Marianne Delacourt

Today I'm excited to be in a position to reveal the cover for Marianne Delacourt's new novel, Sharp Edge (book 4 in the Tara Sharp series).

Without further ado, here it is....




Sunday, 10 September 2017

Blog Tour: Miss Seeton Quilts the Village by Hamilton Crane & Heron Carvic




I am delighted to be today's stop on the blog tour for Miss Seeton Quilts the Village by Hamilton Crane and Heron Carvic

Title: Miss Seeton Quilts the Village
Author: Hamilton Crane
Publisher: FarragoPress
Publication Date: 7 September 2017

Blurb

It's practically a Royal Marriage! The highly eligible son of Miss Seeton's old friends Sir George and Lady Colveden has wed the daughter of a French count. Miss Seeton lends her talents to the village scheme to create a quilted Bayeux Tapestry of local history, inspired by the wedding. But her intuitive sketches reveal a startlingly different perspective involving buried Nazi secrets, and links to the mysterious death of a diplomat and to a South American dictator . . . Serene amidst every kind of skulduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Book Review: Death in Profile by Guy Fraser-Sampson




Title: Death in Profile
Publication Date: 17 March 2016

Twitter: @GuyFSAuthor

Blurb

The genteel façade of London’s Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly needed, but what?

Monday, 14 August 2017

Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley




Title: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Author: Natasha Pulley
Publication Date: 2 July 2015 (ebook) or 14 July 2016 (paperback)

Twitter: @natasha_pulley

Blurb

In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. When the watch saves Thaniel's life in a blast that destroys Scotland Yard, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori – a kind, lonely Japanese immigrant. Meanwhile, Grace Carrow is sneaking into an Oxford library, desperate to prove the existence of the luminiferous ether before her mother can force her to marry.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Cover Reveal: Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy

Today on the blog we have the exciting cover reveal for Vivian Conroy's upcoming book - Fatal Masquerade.

Fatal Masquerade is the fourth book in the Lady Alkmene cosy mystery series and follows Lady Alkmene and Jake Dubois in a gripping new adventure at a masked ball. 

Without further ado, here's the cover....



Friday, 4 August 2017

Book Review: One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis



Title: One Little Mistake
Author: Emma Curtis
Publisher: Transworld Digital and Black Swan
Publication Date: 23 February 2017 (ebook) and 15 June 2017 (paperback)

Twitter: @emmacurtisbooks

Blurb

YOU TRUSTED YOUR BEST FRIEND . . . YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE.

Vicky Seagrave is blessed: three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy.


When she makes a split-second decision that risks everything she holds dear, there's only person she trusts enough to turn to.


But Vicky is about to learn that one mistake is all it takes; that if you're careless with those you love, you don't deserve to keep them . . .

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Book Review: The Girl in the Spider's Web (continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series) by David Lagercrantz


Title: The Girl in the Spider's Web
Author: David Lagercrantz
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Publication Date: 7 April 2016

Blurb

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time.

Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one.

More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker.

It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Book Events: Beauty & the Beast Screening, Afternoon Tea & Book Swap



This time last week I had the pleasure of attending a special screening celebrating Disney’s DVD/Blu-ray release on 17th July of the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, followed by an afternoon tea and book swap.

The event was arranged by the lovely Juliana Fenton from Premier and it was a lovely surprise to receive the invitation.

The event started at 10am, so after a bleary-eyed trek into London, I arrived at the Covent Garden Hotel where I was pleasantly surprised to find that instead of a conference room (as I had anticipated), the hotel actually has a private screening room downstairs which I estimate seats around 40-50 people in total.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Book Review: My Mother's Shadow by Nikola Scott




Title: My Mother’s Shadow
Author: Nikola Scott
Publisher: Headline Review
Publication Date: 30 May 2017

Twitter: @nikola_scott

Rating: 4 out of 5

Blurb

Hartland House has always been a faithful keeper of secrets...

1958. Sent to beautiful Hartland to be sheltered from her mother's illness, Liz spends the summer with the wealthy Shaw family. They treat Liz as one of their own, but their influence could be dangerous...

Now. Addie believes she knows everything about her mother Elizabeth and their difficult relationship until her recent death. When a stranger appears claiming to be Addie's sister, she is stunned. Is everything she's been told about her early life a lie?

How can you find the truth about the past if the one person who could tell you is gone? Addie must go back to that golden summer her mother never spoke of...and the one night that changed a young girl's life for ever. 

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Book Review: What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell





Title: What Alice Knew
Author: T. A. Cotterell
Publisher: Transworld Books
Publication Date: 1 December 2016 –ePub ; 4 May 2017 - Paperback

Twitter: @TACotterell1

Rating: 4 stars

Blurb

How far would you go to keep a secret?

Alice has a perfect life – a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don’t quite add up.

Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth?

Sometimes it’s better not to know.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Book Review: Woman of the Hour by Jane Lythell





Title: Woman of the Hour

Author: Jane Lythell

Publisher: Head of Zeus

Publication Date: 14 July 2016



Twitter: @janelythell





Rating: 4 Stars



Blurb



Meet Liz Lyon: respected TV producer, stressed-out executive, guilty single mother.



StoryWorld is the nation's favourite morning show, and producer Liz Lyon wants to keep it that way. Her job is to turn real-life stories into thrilling TV – and keep a lid on the scandals and backbiting that happen off-stage.



But then simmering tensions erupt at the station, trapping Liz in a game of one-upmanship where she doesn't know the rules. As the power struggle intensifies, can Liz keep her cool and keep her job? Does she even want to?



In this gripping novel of power, rivalry and betrayal, Jane Lythell draws on her experiences of working in the glamorous, pressurised world of live TV.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Blog Tour & Review: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Title: Six Stories
Author: Matt Wesolowski
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication date: 20 December 2016

Twitter: @concretekraken
Website: https://mjwesolowskiauthor.wordpress.com/ 

I am delighted to be today's stop on the blog tour for SIX STORIES by Matt Wesolowski.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Blog Tour & Review: The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley



Title: The Little Theatre by the Sea
Author: Rosanna Ley
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: 9 March 2017

I am delighted to be today's stop on the blog tour for The Little Theatre by the Sea, the new release from Rosanna Ley.

Blurb

Faye has just completed her degree in interior design when she finds herself jobless and boyfriend-less. While debating what to do next she receives a surprise phone call from her old college friend Charlotte who now lives in Sardinia and is married to Italian hotelier, Fabio.When Charlotte suggests that Faye relocate for a month to house-sit, Faye wonders if a summer break in sunny Sardinia might be the perfect way to recharge her batteries and think about her future. But then Charlotte tells Faye that there's something more behind the sudden invitation: her friends Marisa and Alessandro are looking for a designer to renovate a crumbling old theatre they own in the scenic village of Deriu. The idea certainly sounds appealing to Faye, but little does she know what she's letting herself in for if she accepts this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Review 

Thanks to Quercus for providing me with an advanced copy of The Little Theatre by the Sea and inviting me to take part in this blog tour.

The story follows Faye Forrester who, having from University after successfully completing her degree in Interior Design, finds herself flying to Sardinia to housesit for her school friend, Charlotte and her entrepreneurial husband Fabio. Faye’s visit has a dual purpose as she is also asked to advise on the renovation of a little village theatre. Unfortunately Faye soon finds herself unwittingly caught in the middle of a long-standing feud between the Deriu villagers and the Rinaldi family as to the ownership of the theatre.

The first thing to mention about this story is the setting. Ley does a fantastic job of transporting the reader into life in the relaxed, sun-kissed town of Deriu. She successfully captures the feeling of village life in Sardinia through her descriptions of the hidden coves, secret beaches and mouth-watering food. Whilst Sardinia is the predominate setting, Ley also takes her time to describe the charming historical county of Dorset, with its clifftop walks and small market towns – a quintessentially English setting.

The main draw for me whilst reading The Little Theatre by the Sea were the layers of history and long-held secrets which tie the characters to their lives. As those layers very gradually unfold, we learn more about those characters and their ties to either their families and/or to the theatre.

The way the story is told allows some fluidity to the characters. My feelings about them changed as the plot unfolded and this added some interest to the story. My main interest lay with the supporting characters of Pascale de Montis and Faye’s mother Molly – two characters so deeply affected by the past that they almost find it difficult to live in the present.

The story is told at a gentle pace which seems to mirror the pace of life in sunny Sardinia. It is only towards the very end that the pieces of the story are all tied together in quite a dramatic ending. It certainly held my interest until the end!

Overall, The Little Theatre by the Sea is an enjoyable read. Although, a word of warning, don’t read this book in the winter like I did as it makes you simply crave a holiday! It combines sunshine, beautiful settings, scrumptious food, romance and a little bit of intrigue – perfect for a summer read.

About the Author


Rosanna Ley is the bestselling author of novels including Return to Mandalay and The Villa and Last Dance in Havana. She has sold well over a million copies of her books. In February 2015 Return to Mandalay was shortlisted for the RNA Award for the Epic Romantic Novel. She has written numerous articles and short stories for magazines, and her novels have been published in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Norway, Hungary, Portugal, Lithuania, Turkey and the Czech Republic. The Villa is also published by Quercus in the US. 

Rosanna has also worked as a creative writing tutor for over 20 years. She has led courses for colleges and universities in England, and runs her own writing retreats in the UK and abroad in Italy and Spain. She has worked with community groups in therapeutic settings and completed an MA in Creative Writing for Personal Development in order to support this. She also runs a manuscript appraisal service to appraise and mentor the work of new writers.  She is married with children and lives in Dorset.  

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I'm the last stop on this tour, however you can catch up with the earlier posts as listed below:-




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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Book Events: Books and The City / Simon Schuster UK Spring Blogger Event 2017



One huge perk of blogging (other than getting to read so many fantastic books!) is being invited to events where I get to mix with authors, publishers and other book bloggers.

On 2nd February 2017, Books and the City (@TeamBATC) held their annual Spring Blogger Evening at the Simon and Schuster (@simonschusterUK) HQ in London. I have attended this event for 3 years now and it is always an absolutely fantastic evening, largely down to the hosting skills of the HILARIOUS Sara-Jade (@BookMinxSJV) and her exceptional team at BATC.

On arrival, I was really excited to see some friendly faces and to catch up with my fellow bloggers. Whilst I feel as though I know a lot of bloggers through Twitter, it really is fantastic to catch up face to face. Obviously, this involves a lot of book chat and laughter! In particular, it was fantastic to get reacquainted with my old blogger friends Mary, Annette, Linda, Rachel, Julie, Sophie (and everyone else whom I've forgotton to mention!) and meet some lovely bloggers whom I've not had chance to meet before.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Food & Drink: The Giggling Squid, Wokingham



As an early Valentine's Day surprise, my husband treated me to an evening at The Giggling Squid, a Thai restaurant which has recently opened in Wokingham, Berkshire. My husband knew that I was keen to give it a try, despite not always being overly keen on Thai food himself (he has an odd hatred of lemongrass!).



Photo credit: http://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2016/12/giggling-squid-bring-flavours-thailand-wokingham/


I understand that the chain has been around since 2002, although I had not heard the name prior to the restaurant opening in Wokingham. I have read that it was started by Pranee and her husband in a tiny fisherman's cottage in Brighton. The company now boasts 21 restaurants throughout the UK.

When we arrived, we found the interior of the restaurant to be stylish and full of character, boasting some eye-catching ceiling decorations. Whilst we were left waiting in the reception area for quite a while, when a member of staff did approach, we quickly found ourselves seated and ready to order drinks. 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Blog Tour & Review: Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson


I am delighted to welcome you to today's stop on the blog tour for Ragnar Jonasson's latest crime novel, Rupture.

Author: Ragnar Jonasson
Title: Rupture
Publisher: Orenda
Publication Date: 24 December 2016 (Kindle) and 15 January 2017 (paperback)

Twitter: @ragnarjo

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


Blurb

1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjörður. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couples may not have been alone on the fjord after all…

In nearby Siglufjörður, young policeman Ari Thór tries to piece together what really happened that fateful night, in a town where no one wants to know, where secrets are a way of life. He’s assisted by Ísrún, a news reporter in Reykjavik, who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own. Things take a sinister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight. With a stalker on the loose, and the town of Siglufjörður in quarantine, the past might just come back to haunt them. 

Haunting, frightening and complex, Rupture is a dark and atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland’s foremost crime writers.

Review

Thank you to Karen at Orenda books for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing a copy of Rupture for review.

Rupture is the fourth book in Jónasson's Dark Iceland series, featuring police officer Ari Thor and the isolated town of Siglufjordur. This is one of the few series I have read where I can honestly say that each book is even better than the last! 

As the book opens, things are not going so well for the citizens of Siglufjordur. The town is in quarantine due to a suspected outbreak of haemorrhagic fever. Everyone is staying indoors, in the safety of their homes. This gives an immediate element of claustrophobia to the tale.

With Siglufjordur a veritable ghost town, Ari Thor needs something to occupy his mind. When asked to look into a cold-case, Ari Thor finds his interest piqued and is determined to get to the bottom of the decades-old mystery.

We also become reacquainted with news reporter, Ísrún, who is finding herself stretch in several directions; worrying about her health, acting as go-between for her estranged parents and attempting to establish herself at work.

The story proceeds at a good pace, complete with a few twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes. The plotline contains several threads for the reader to follow: a child abduction, a hit-and-run accident and a suspicious death. Jónasson is certainly skilled at smoothly bringing together seemingly unconnected storylines.

The writing is, for me, one of the highlights of Rupture and the earlier books in the Dark Iceland series. Jónasson writing style is particularly to-the-point and feels almost sparse at times, yet there is a poetic element to his prose which compliments the bleak elegance of the tale. Each word feels as though it has been intentionally chosen to draw the reader into the pages and immerse them in this fictional world.

I like Ari Thor as a character and I was interested to read his interactions with Ísrún, whom we have already met in Jónasson's earlier book, Blackout. Their different investigatory styles seem to compliment each other and they certainly made a good partnership. I hope that we see Ísrún once again in any further additions to this series.

Rupture is a great crime novel - a classic mystery with a contemporary nordic twist. It creeps up on you, gripping your attention until you just can't put it down. A beautifully bleak, intelligent and atmospheric tale which I thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend.

About the Author



Icelandic crime writer Ragnar Jónasson was born in Reykjavík, and currently works as a lawyer, while teaching copyright law at the Reykjavík University Law School. In the past, he’s worked in TV and radio, including as a news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Before embarking on a writing career, Ragnar translated fourteen Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic, and has had several short stories published in German, English and Icelandic literary magazines. Ragnar set up the first overseas chapter of the CWA (Crime Writers’ Association) in Reykjavík, and is co-founder of the international crime-writing festival Iceland Noir. Ragnar’s debut thriller Snowblind became an almost instant bestseller when it was published in June 2015, with Nightblind (winner of the Dead Good Reads Most Captivating Crime in Translation Award) and then Blackout following soon after. To date, Ragnar Jónasson has written five novels in the Dark Iceland series, which has been optioned for TV by On the Corner, and had rights sold in fourteen countries. He lives in Reykjavík with his wife and two daughters.

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Blog Tour

I am one of the last stops, so why not check out the earlier stops on the Rupture blog tour. Details as listed below.



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