At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn't long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student's obsession with Iceland's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems...and no one can be trusted.
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looking forward to Book 2
I appreciated the information and descriptions of Iceland and its culture.
Memorable moments does not strike me as a helpful category because there are seldom any.
No. I thought the performance was excellent. She kept the characters distinct.
No, as I said, the special moment inquiry is annoying.
I hope Audible makes it a point to acquire other works by this author.
- Dr. William J. Kass
Thought it would be better.........
What disappointed me in this book--and I am a huge fan of Scandinavian and Icelandic novels, was that first of all, the story line lacked any strength to get you involved right away. Secondly the pace of the plot became tedious, a flat line with nothing being revealed that would hold one's attention or anticipation.
I strongly doubt unless the author tightens up her plot line and makes it much more interesting, less plodding,and a bit more surprising.
The other reason I did not like this audio was the narrator. Her inflections were very distracting. Ms Wiley would elevate her voice in the middle of a sentence, giving the impression of a lack of seriousness to the thought of the sentence.
- Joan Corb