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A remote island. A brutal murder. A secret hidden in the past . . .
In the middle of the North Sea, between the UK and Denmark, lies the beautiful and rugged island nation of Doggerland.
Detective Inspector Karen Eiken Hornby has returned to the main island, Heimö, after many years in London and has worked hard to become one of the few female police officers in Doggerland.
So, when she wakes up in a hotel room next to her boss, Jounas Smeed, she knows she’s made a big mistake. But things are about to get worse: later that day, Jounas’s ex-wife is found brutally murdered. And Karen is the only one who can give him an alibi.
The news sends shockwaves through the tight-knit island community, and with no leads and no obvious motive for the murder, Karen struggles to find the killer in a race against time.
Soon she starts to suspect that the truth might lie in Doggerland’s history. And the deeper she digs, the clearer it becomes that even small islands can hide deadly secrets . . .
What does TWG think?
A strong narrative, an intense storyline, and an uncertain future for Karen and Jounas – welcome to the suspense that is Fatal Isles.
The slow paced vibe works incredibly well with this book, setting the scene in a way that makes the reader hang on to the authors words as though they are worth their weight in gold. Which, quite frankly, they are. I was really impressed by the dark depths of the storyline and the thrill it gave me until the very end. I do think that there is a lot more to these characters just waiting to burst out, so I have everything crossed that this wouldn’t be the last time we hear of DI Karen Eiken Hornby.
I really enjoyed being pushed out of my comfort zone with this read, and I loved how the setting of the novel differed from the usual places. It was grand to be able to ‘visit’ somewhere new. I’m excited to read more from Maria Adolfsson, thats for sure!