The Day is Dark (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir #4)
So why only three stars? The Day is Dark is creepy with fascinating Greenlandic information. I loved the locale, I like Thora, and the book completely engaged me. Still, I can't quite get beyond liked a lot to love.
In this installment of the series, Thora and her boyfriend are investigating a series of mysterious disappeara ...more
Exposition: Not good. In fact, kind of excruciating in places. There were SO MANY infodumps in the dialogue, particularly when Matthew was talking to Thóra about the case. Also, I am aware this book is part of a series, but I didn't see the point of all the references to Thóra's family etc. They're not actually part of this story so it seemed pointless to run ...more
It's not a mystery type that will appeal to everyone. But does it to me.
Thora is a lawyer. This case is one that may increase association for her own small firm, despite having to go to Greenland for 5 days, she takes it. Matthew is going with her as aspects of the banking end ...more
SERIES: #4 of 4
Although Thora Gudmunsdottir is a partner in a law firm in Iceland, that doesn’t mean that her work is very exciting. In fact, she is experiencing some boredom with the routine nature of her current work. Thus, when her significant other, Matthew Reich, asks her to take on an assignment from the bank where he is in security, she decides to travel with him to Greenland. They will be trying to prove that the bank ...more
Set in an isolated settlement in Eastern Greenland the story captures the sense of danger from the environment - is this what killed the three missing workers?
A private investigation is undertaken by the bank that has underwritten the project when the drilling company seem unable to continue and meet their contractual obligations.
Major themes are covered. Our impact on the environment, loss ...more
Yrsa Sigurdardottir is another new to me author. I was really intrigued to read this book. It sounded chilling. This was a goo ...more
Tragedy in ice
This is a very powerful story that mostly takes place in the Northeast part of Greenland at the site of testing for molybdenum prospects for mining. Unbeknownst to the testing company and its employees, the chosen site is located in an area that is forbidden by the local indigenous people who live nearby in a settlement by the sea. There is a story about this forbidden area, and the man who guards the area—to keep others away.
Thóra, Matthew, and Bella are part of a crew of people...more
But I LOVE things set in the polar regions. I adore them. So I thought it might be interesting to give this a shot.
Now, I realize much of the problem is the abominably stiff translation (which is par for the course, as far as translations into English of most novels go). But it's beyond the translation. The character ...more
Das Buch ist durchaus spannend, denn die vielen Anspielungen und Andeutungen führten mich zu einer Vermutung, die ein bisschen mysteriöser war als die Auflösung dann letztendlich präsen ...more
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir graduated from high-school in 1983, finished a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Iceland in 1988 and M.Sc in the same field from Concordia University in Montreal in 1997.