by Mads Peder Nordbo
Pub Date 06 Dec 2019
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Translated by Charlotte Barslund
A thrilling new novel from the author of The Girl Without Skin.
Matthew Cave's father Tom has been in hiding for years, after being accused of a double-murder. When Matthew's sister disappears during a weekend away with friends, Tom's case is re-examined. Matthew must investigate whether his long-lost father is guilty, as Greenland police and the American military also close in on the fugitive. As Matthew starts to unravel a terrible conspiracy, he must also face grave questions about his young friend Tupaarnaq, and whether her yearning for revenge has gone too far.
"A grippingly atmospheric yarn… As danger mounts, the landscape, weather and people of the former Danish colony are piercingly observed. Chilling."—Sunday Times Crime Club
"A complex atmospheric and menacing read…the story is enmeshed in the culture and politics of Greenland and the relationship with Denmark…it’s a nail biting murder mystery, the action takes over and the story hurtles to a riveting denouement, but it’s also an insight into a part of the world that we don’t normally get to see."—NB Magazine [UK]
"Fans of Scandinavian crime fiction will find this a thoroughly atmospheric, melancholy and ultra-graphic thriller that casts a socially critical eye – attributes that are all the calling cards of Nordic noir.…Greenland provides a new and interesting setting, with some of the native culture woven into the story.”—Crime Fiction Lover [UK]
“Offer[s] intriguing glimpses of Greenland, its relentless summer light and oppressive winter darkness. While the mystery is dramatically resolved, readers will want to learn what's next. . . Fans of Nordic crime fiction have a new author to follow.”—Kirkus