Category Archives: novels in translation

“Unhinged” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst – Book Review

translated from the Norwegian by Megan Turney This police procedural, set in Oslo, Norway, is the third to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is 48 years old and a Detective Chief Inspector of the Homicide division … Continue reading

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“Red As Blood” by Lilja Sigurdardóttir #CoverReveal @OrendaBooks #CrimeThriller @lilja1972

It is my absolute delight to share with you the stunning cover of Lilja Sigurdardóttir’s new novel, “Red As Blood” which will be published on October 13, 2022 by Orenda Books. “Red As Blood” is the second installment in the … Continue reading

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“Girls Who Lie” by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir – Book Review

Girls Who Lie is the second novel in the FORBIDDEN ICELAND series The Icelandic Police team of criminal investigators include: Hörður Höskuldsson – leader of the Akranes Criminal Investigation Division. With many local connections, he is in charge of the … Continue reading

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“The Second Woman” by Louise Mey – Book Review

“She wants to forget this day. That’s allowed. She does that sometimes, some days don’t count.” Sandrine is a legal secretary. She is bright, but very much a loner. She has zero self-esteem, and is severely emotionally damaged from her … Continue reading

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“Sleepless” by Romy Hausmann – Book Review

“Damaged people damage other people.” Nelly Schütt – was brought up in her parent’s inn. She works the reception desk and longs for a ‘bigger’ life. She begins to have an affair with one of the hotel’s regular customers, Paul. … Continue reading

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“The Woman On The Stairs” by Bernhard Schlink – Book Review

One upon a time there was a wealthy man named Peter Gundlach who had a beautiful wife named Irene. He commissioned artist Karl Schwind to paint her portrait. Irene took a liking to the artist and left her husband for … Continue reading

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“Smoke Screen” by Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst – Book Review

translated from the Norwegian by Megan Turney This police procedural, set in Oslo, Norway, is the second to feature policeman Alexander Blix and blogger/journalist Emma Ramm. Blix is a twenty year veteran of the Oslo police. Shortly after his career … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – May 4, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers

I want to start a new Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR. This one is a title I downloaded from NetGalley. I’m … Continue reading

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“Double Deceit” by Julienne Brouwers – Book Review

The premise is intriguing. Jennifer Smits and her husband Oliver have gone away for the weekend for a break in attempts to heal the rifts in their marriage. However, Oliver goes for a walk after a row, and then is … Continue reading

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“The Butterfly House” by Katrine Engberg – Book Review

“Lies tend to settle over the heart like plastic wrap. They make it hard for the love to breathe.” The fountains of Copenhagen are holding more than just water. Dead bodies are being dumped in fountains throughout the city. The … Continue reading

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