This Week in Books (02-10-2021)

Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.


When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of Siglufjörður, Police Inspector Ari Thór battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer … The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the international bestselling Dark Iceland series.

Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjörður, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes.

Ari Thór Arason is now a police inspector, but he’s separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday, but a violent blizzard is threatening and there is an unsettling chill in the air.

Three days before Easter, a nineteen-year-old local girl falls to her death from the balcony of a house on the main street. A perplexing entry in her diary suggests that this may not be an accident, and when an old man in a local nursing home writes ‘She was murdered’ again and again on the wall of his room, there is every suggestion that something more sinister lies at the heart of her death…

As the extreme weather closes in, cutting the power and access to Siglufjörður, Ari Thór must piece together the puzzle to reveal a horrible truth … one that will leave no one unscathed.

[Final instalment in the Ari Thor series. As atmospheric and gloomy as its predecessors.]


‘Leave your daughter with me, or I will kill you both.’ 
It felt like any other evening before Karl and his daughter were ambushed by a figure in a blank mask. A knife is put to her throat, and Karl is forced to make an impossible decision. Stay and die, or walk away and take this thug’s word that they will both will live.

Should he trust a villain and leave his daughter with a knife at her throat? Could he ever live with himself if he did?
It’s not long before more seemingly unconnected and innocent people across London are offered a deal in exchange for their life. More blood is spilled, more families shattered, and more people are left to suffer with the consequences of their decisions.

[I’ve read a grand total of 30 pages but I really enjoyed those. 😄]


1996. Essex. Thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Carly lives in a disenfranchised town dominated by a military base, struggling to care for her baby sister while her mum sleeps off another binge. When her squaddie brother brings food and treats, and offers an exclusive invitation to army parties, things start to look a little less bleak …

2006. London. Junior TV newsroom journalist Marie has spent six months exposing a gang of sex traffickers, but everything is derailed when New Scotland Yard announces the re-opening of Operation Andromeda, the notorious investigation into allegations of sex abjse at an army base a decade earlier.

As the lives of these two characters intertwine around a single, defining event, a series of utterly chilling experiences is revealed, sparking a nail-biting race to find the truth and justice.

[Why yes, same book as last week. What can I say? Definitely reading it next though. Probably. Most likely.]

What have you been reading? Anything good? Do let me know! Happy reading! xx

  5 comments for “This Week in Books (02-10-2021)

  1. February 10, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Yesterday I finished listening to a wonderful audiobook by Monty Don about his dogs and his garden. 😀


  2. February 10, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    My copy of The Killing Choice should be arriving this week, I hope you’re enjoying it!


  3. February 12, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Winterkill reminds me I’m overdue for another dose of Ari Thor! Although I was supposed to finish the Hidden Iceland trilogy first… I also hope to read The Source some time soon as it sounds excellent. Happy reading!


  4. February 12, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I’m on the blog tour for The Source, looks like a great read. Hope you enjoy it, Eva!

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