In this hair-raising story of suspense, a group of friends set out to a remote Icelandic village in order to renovate a house they have recently purchased. Plot Summary: In this terrifying tale, three friends set to work renovating a rundown house in a remote, totally isolated location. But they soon realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave. Meanwhile, in a nearby town, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son.
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In this hair-raising story of suspense, a group of friends set out to a remote Icelandic village in order to renovate a house they have recently purchased.
Plot Summary: In this terrifying tale, three friends set to work renovating a rundown house in a remote, totally isolated location. But they soon realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave. Meanwhile, in a nearby town, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son.
When the two stories collide, the shocking truth becomes horribly clear. In I REMEMBER YOU, Sigurdardottir explores the history of an isolated Icelandic village through the lens of three newcomers: city dwellers who buy a run-down home in the isolated village, with plans to renovate it and turn it into a summer guest house for tourists.
As the group of friends settle into their routine, it slowly but surely becomes clear that there is a presence in the abandoned settlement that seems intent on driving them away.
One of my favorite things about reading Icelandic crime fiction - beyond the superb quality of these mysteries - is the way Icelandic crime writers seem uniquely qualified to bring the natural beauty of their country to life in their fiction. A visceral sense of helplessness pervades this story: our protagonists are the only living souls for miles and miles, the harsh Icelandic winter is cutting through the flimsy means of protection they brought with them from Reykjavik—and, to make matters worse, there seems to be another presence in town determined to change the course of their lives forever.
There are no "daylight scenes" to be found here. While our hapless group of friends is focused on renovating their possibly haunted home, in a town nearby, a young doctor is investigating the suicide of an elderly woman.
This is also perhaps the more difficult storyline to discuss without spoiling, but suffice it to say, Sigurdardottir proves once again just how masterful of a storyteller she is as she weaves this secondary plotline into the primary. I purchased my copy from Abe Books, because I loved this cover so much! Crime by the Book is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.
This in no way affects my opinion of the above book. As always, happy reading! British author Lucy Foley has made a name for herself with two suspense novels that do exactly that, the newest of which will release in the US this summer.
Will this reunion of old friends, classmates, and family go as smoothly as our bride and groom hope? Or will old secrets and resentments rear their ugly heads? When a storm traps the wedding party on the island, tensions ratchet up until someone winds up dead.
BIRDMAN is an excellent piece of crime writing: a detailed procedural, a masterfully-crafted thriller, and an arresting deep-dive into the psychology of a twisted criminal. Blending the classic British procedural with the blood and guts of a terrifying serial killer thriller, BIRDMAN casts an enticing and chilling spell over the reader. The premise is simple: a newly-appointed detective finds himself in over his head, chasing down a killer with a penchant for not just kidnapping and murdering young women, but mutilating them, too.
What Hayder does with this premise is far from ordinary. Moving from the police department to the underbelly of London to the personal lives of its characters, BIRDMAN puts readers up close and personal with the cruelties—big and small—that people inflict on one another. Not every scene in this book is dripping with blood and guts, but the scenes that are violent are violent enough to put you off your next meal. BIRDMAN is not a book for the faint of heart, but readers in the market for a deeply twisted crime novel will find it an irresistible ride.
In REWIND, readers are drawn into a cleverly-crafted work of psychological suspense, one that utilizes unconventional plot structures and shifting perspectives to build an irresistible story of betrayal, secrets, and suspense. Why was our victim in this hotel in the first place? Who killed her, and why?
And what does the voyeuristic hotel manager have to do with any of it? From a relatively simple premise, Catherine Ryan Howard unravels a deliciously dramatic and sinister story of psychological suspense. Eight Perfect Murders, which released earlier this month, is a mystery novel built for fans of mystery novels. Following a bookseller-turned-amateur-sleuth, Eight Perfect Murders imagines what would happen if a real-world criminal were inspired by some of the most infallible murders in the crime fiction genre.
I devoured Eight Perfect Murders. I was absolutely thrilled to have the chance to interview Peter Swanson about his excellent new crime novel, and am equally delighted to share the finished product with CBTB readers today! Huge thanks to Peter for taking the time to answer my questions, and to his publisher for facilitating this conversation!
Eight Perfect Murders is available now at your favorite bookseller. Happy reading! With the rapid spread of the new coronavirus around the world, a whole lot of us yours truly included! We talked true crime, mental health, getting into the heads of your characters, and a whole lot more. Mar 17, Crime Festival Preview: Krimfestivalen Mar 4, Each spring, Norwegian crime writers and crime writers from around Scandinavia - and the world - gather in Oslo for Krimfestivalen, an annual crime fiction festival that has quickly become one of my absolute favorites.
Gorgeous cover? Plot reminiscent of crime fiction classics like Strangers on a Train? Count me in. Will these crimes prove as impossible to solve in the real world as they are on the page? In his newest release, Swanson delivers a shocking, addictive mystery with a classic crime twist.
Put on your amateur sleuth hat and join Peter Swanson on this delightfully nostalgic, utterly clever journey through the greatest murders in crime fiction. Feb 29,
Shelves: gothic , i-see-dead-people , secrets , crime-mystery , group-in-peril , epic-creep , in-translation , horror , I love to be scared and suspended in a state of heebie-jeebies. I crave the dread, succumbing to the paranoia and to that always elusive but much desired sensation of epic creep. Those are its roots baby, and on some primal I love to be scared and suspended in a state of heebie-jeebies. Those are its roots baby, and on some primal level as voracious consumers of the tale, this is still what we crave when we ask somebody to "tell us a scary story". Of course, horror by its very nature and definition is extremely fluid and subjective I would argue the most subjective of all the genres.
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