The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jonasson – Our Review
There is nothing better than a great Icelandic murder mystery from this acclaimed writer – always bleak and atmospheric, the perfect winter read.
Una is struggling to stay afloat in her shabby flat and part time teaching job, young and single with few friends. Her friend convinces her to take a job, teaching in remote Skala with a population of only 10, with 2 children to teach. She shares a house with Salka and her daughter but realizes she is not always alone with unexplained music and glimpse of a retreating child. There is a secret around a child who died and the locals close ranks and isolate her whenever she asks, but she finds one friend and they investigate together.
I loved the twists and turns and unexpected conclusion – very satisfying for the lovers of the dark side.
Review by Sue @ Great Escape Books