Girls Who Lie - Forbidden Iceland 2 (Paperback)
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Girls Who Lie - Forbidden Iceland 2 (Paperback)

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Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 22/07/2021
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When a depressed, alcoholic single mother disappears, everything suggests suicide, but when her body is found, Icelandic Detective Elma and her team are thrust into a perplexing, chilling investigation.

When single mother Marianna 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 on the Grabrok lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder. Her neglected fifteen-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 Marianna's past - and the childhood of a girl who never was like the others...
Breathtakingly chilling and tantalisingly twisty, Girls Who Lie is at once a startling, tense psychological thriller and a sophisticated police procedural, marking Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir as one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781913193737
Number of pages: 276


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Eerie and chilling. I loved every word!' - Lesley Kara

'An exciting and harrowing tale' - Ragnar Jonasson

'Chilling and addictive, with a twist you won't see coming. I loved it!' - Shari Lapena

'Fans of Nordic Noir will love this ... subtle, nuanced, with a sympathetic central character and the possibilities of great stories to come' - Ann Cleeves

'Not only a full-fat mystery, but also a chilling demonstration of how monsters are made' - The Times

'Beautifully written, spine-tingling and disturbing ... a thrilling new voice in Icelandic crime fiction' - Yrsa Sigurdardottir

'As chilling and atmospheric as an Icelandic winter' - Lisa Gray

'Elma is a fantastic heroine' - Sunday Times

'Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir is definitely a born storyteller and she skilfully surprised me with some amazing plot twists' - Hilary Mortz

'An unsettling and exciting read with a couple of neat red herrings to throw the reader off the scent' - NB Magazine

'Chilling and troubling ... reminiscent of Jorn Lier Horst's Norwegian procedurals. This is a book that makes an impact' - Crime Fiction Lover

'Elma is a memorably complex character' - Financial Times

'The twist comes out of the blue ... enthralling' - Tap The Line Magazine

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“Good thriller!”

Thank you to the publishers for this review copy.
I very much enjoyed the first in the series, The Creak on the Stairs.
This second one works brilliantly as a standalone so don't worry if you find this one... More

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“Interesting”

GIRLS WHO LIE.
An interesting storyline with some excellent descriptions of Iceland.
I have to admit that I have struggled a little with this book. Perhaps something has been lost in translation, but I found it slow... More

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“A whodunnit to get you thinking”

This is one of those books whose ending is not how you would want it to be. I have no qualms in telling you this, because you really won't know exactly what I'm talking about until you get to the end. So... More

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