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About the Author :
Maria Adolfsson (b. 1958) lives in Stockholm where she, until recently, worked as a communications director and now writes full-time. The Doggerland series has been sold in to 18 languages to date, and has sold over 250 000 copies in Sweden alone.
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 …
Although Doggerland is just a fictional place I truly believed it existed because of the environment / the characters were described in much detail.
Maybe a bit too much as after a grant start it felt as the pace went down a few notches.
Not that it wasn’t interesting, not at all, but I felt a bit distracted from the real case.
At the end we got some better tempo and tension which made me go through the pages like I was chasing the culprit myself.
Definitely a nice start of a new series for me as I can’t wait to get to know DI Karen Eiken Hornby better!
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