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Summary

When single mother Maríanna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, everyone assumes that she's taken her own life...until her body is found in the Grábrók lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder. Her neglected 15-year-old daughter, Hekla, has been placed in foster care, but is her perfect new life hiding something sinister? 

Fifteen years earlier, a desperate new mother lies in a maternity ward, unable to look at her own child, the start of an odd and broken relationship that leads to a shocking tragedy. Police officer Elma and her colleagues take on the case, which becomes increasingly complex, as the number of suspects grows and new light is shed on Maríanna's past - and the childhood of a girl who never was like the others....

©2019, 2021 Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, Translation Victoria Cribb (P)2021 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Contrived and unbelievable

Overly contrived, long tedious sections and dragging exposition at the end. Tedious and unsympathetic characters.

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  • 12-12-21

Perfection!

This is the best kind of audiobook: a page-turner, well developed characters, and a stellar narrator. We accidentally found ourselves in Akranes and Bogarnes 2 months ago, so it was fun to hear her describe the places we had been (the tunnel, the lighthouse, etc.) and remember how good the cinnamon rolls and hot dogs are. Memories aside, the story is just the right amount of “noir” and keeps you guessing until the end. One of my favorite audiobooks ever and I listen to about 10 a month.

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  • 15-07-21

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A fine mystery- a lot of layers our intrepid detectives have to sort
through. It is a good ride for the
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I liked it. I've been listening
to lots of Audible mysteries set in Iceland. This one ranks right with the best. Now I wait for the author's next
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-07-21

Fantastic!

Loved the story, wonderful character development and bonus....was narrated by my favorite: Diana Croft. I highly recommend.