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Kold Angst

(Grønland - Greenland #2)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  220 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Kold angst er den selvstændige fortsættelse af bestselleren Pigenuden hud, som er solgt til oversættelse i 17 lande.

Tupaarnaq er vendt tilbage til Nuuk forat hjælpe sin eneste ven, MatthewCave, med at finde hans halvsøster,Arnaq, som er forsvundet under en weekendtur til den afsides beliggende og forladteby Færingehavn. Blodsporene i et af defaldefærdige huse taler deres
Paperback, 1. udgave 1. oplag, 352 pages
Published March 17th 2018 by Politikens Forlag
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Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thanks to Text Publishing, Mads Peder Norbro, and Netgalley.
So, winner, winner. Chicken dinner! This is only my second book by this author, but I can honestly say that I love his books. They have everything I love. Cold weather. A country I'm absolutely fascinated by. Icebergs! ICEBERGS! Also, just some weird assed, and slightly squeamish stories. Also, I like how this book had a new mystery, but was partly a continuation of the first book. It gave me a John Connolly "Charlie Parker" kind of
Kylie D
A worthy successor to The Girl Without Skin, Cold Fear is the second in the Matthew Cave series by Mads Peder Nordbo. Set in the harsh territory of Greenland, this book sees Matthew getting a note from his father out of the blue, a man he hasn't seen or heard from in twenty four years.

Tom Cave is a man on the run, a US Marine stationed in Greenland in the early 90s, he was involved in a military experiment that went wrong, and people died. What really happened in the Thule base? Is Tom really
Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2019
Interesting - atmospheric - I could practically feel the cold seeping out from the pages. I really liked the Greenlandic setting. There was much too much blood, vomit and entrails for me though. There was even cannibalism. I skimmed nearly all the killing but there was so much that I felt I had only read half a book!

The story and the characters are good so, as long as you are not concerned by the author's inventive ways to hurt and kill people, you will enjoy this book.
Journalist Matthew Cave was introduced in the first book in this series, “The Girl Without Skin”, as a man who last saw his father Tom twenty four years ago when he was only four years old. With flashbacks to the 1990s this novel tells us what happened to Tom Cave as a young US soldier stationed in Greenland. Along with three others Tom took part in a trial to test a new drug with dangerous side effects but something went very wrong during the trial with the military claiming that Tom killed two ...more
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author, Mads Peder Nordbo, continues his compelling story featuring Matthew Cave. The time is shortly after the shattering events which occurred in the novel, The Girl Without Skin. He combines gorgeous, atmospheric descriptions of the turbulent sea with its icebergs, seals and whales, with vivid pictures of lonely, remote Greenland settlements.

The characters come alive on-page. I enjoyed the return of Matthew Cage, reporter, and Tuparnaaq, the tough, fearless native woman, always dressed
When Matthew Cave received the letter from his father, it had been twenty-four years since he’d seen him. He’d been told Tom had died back when he was stationed in Greenland as a young US soldier and where the American military was conducting a secret experiment. But it all went wrong and three soldiers were buried. When Matthew was told Tom was alive and the authorities were trying to find him and convict him of murder, Matthew knew he needed to find his father first.

Matt’s half-sister, Arnaq,
Kylie H
This is the second book in this series, and although to me not quite as good as the first, still a very good read. It picks up with Matthew finally receiving a message from his father. However around the same time a murder-suicide is committed in the town that Matthew's father Tom has apparently relocated to, and it is very similar to a murder that Tom was accused of committing while serving at an American military base.
Tupaarnaq is back as her formidable self but appears to be on a personal
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cold Fear is the second book in the Greenland series by Danish author, Mads Peder Nordbo. It follows on directly from The Girl Without Skin and readers new to the series should note that the recap does contain numerous spoilers for that book.

In 1990, US Marine Sergeant Tom Cave, together with four others, was taking part in a radical medical experiment at Thule, in remote northern Greenland. The drug was meant to enhance the body’s tolerance of cold. The side effects, however, included
Warning - this review may contain spoilers for the previous book in the series.

Two months on from the events in The Girl Without Skin, Matthew Cave is slowly beginning to build a relationship with his half-sister Arnaq and is missing his new friend Tupaarnaq who has gone on an extended 'hunting' trip. When Arnaq's mother delivers an unsigned letter to Matthew, he immediately knows it is from his father, who supposedly died 24 years earlier in highly suspicious circumstances -- suspicious, and
Sep 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I would love to have read The Girl Without Skin, but I wasn't chosen to receive a review copy. I was very happy to be granted a review of Cold Fear because of all the great things I read about this author. I love Scandic Noir (and not so 'noir') thrillers.
Why then only three stars for this book?
First, the story made absolutely no sense to me the first 50 pages. There are names, names and more names. People killing other people, people supposed to be dead that are not and a lot of violence and
Ken Fredette
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What this is was, was the second part of "The Girl Without Skin", a continuation that takes you to new heights in reading. You almost think you read it until you understand that it was the second part of the previous book. It starts out with Tupaarnaq looking down a cliff to the small town of Tasiilaq and seeing two men. Fast forward to the end of the book and she's back at Tasiilaq and there are three men walking towards her. I won't give you the spoiler's but it was a really interesting play ...more
Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: October 23rd 2019

"Sorry is the most useless word ever invented."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Text Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Rowena Hoseason
Nov 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
...frequently, the second book / film / series if half as good as the first one. And that was definitely the case here.

Cold Fear has all the elements of a compelling Scandi crime thriller: an unfamiliar culture, glimpses of the Greenlandic people and their harsh life in a stark natural environment. The country itself is depicted with an intense, atmospheric sense of place, as an immense sprawling wilderness which can be oppressively claustrophobic.

There's an historical conspiracy angle, of black

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Well, that’s a novel I’m not going to forget in a hurry.

Two time frames from the off – one from the POV of Tom, a US military man, who is the guinea pig for a new drug. He’s working in Greenland so this drug could prove to be very useful indeed. Having said that, it’s not going to be all plain sailing is it. There are side effects and very unexpected consequences….

The present day storyline picks up the trail of Tom’s son Matthew who is a reporter
Cindy Lauren
I generally like Scanda -noir, and atmospherically it does not disappoint. The cold, the barrenness and darkness set the stage beautifully. The double layered story of Tom and Matthew, the mysterious Tuparnaq and interesting and conflicted characters.
The story is interesting, but the violence and bloodiness and cruelty were very difficult to read through. I skimmed where I could, but I always wonder about authors that can conceive of such awfulness. It was tough to get past this aspect of the
 Reading Divergence
The same caution as I gave in my review of the first mystery in this Series, THE GIRL WITHOUT SKIN, still applies: there's a high gore level, lots of violence including domestic and against women, also against men. The author doesn't scruple to peel back the thin veneer covering ugly Societal truths, about domestic violence and incest and rape. The revelations consequently are horrifying, and it is difficult not to rejoice when justice is applied in the form of Vengeance rather than by Law.

Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cold Fear by Mads Peder Nordbo is a dark and gritty mystery set in Greenland. This newest release is the second book in the Matthew Cave Thriller series. While it can be read as a standalone, I strongly recommend reading book one in the series for important background information.

Newspaper reporter Matthew Cave is still reeling from the discovery of his half-sister, Arnaq. When he goes to visit her, he is further stunned when he receives a letter from his father, Tom, who has been missing for
Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
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Cold Fear is the second of two new sequels I was looking forward to this month. You might already know how underwhelmed I was with Daughter Of The Tigris which is Muhsin Al-Ramli's follow up to The President's Gardens. Well, unfortunately I found Cold Fear to be even more disappointing! I'd rated its predecessor, The Girl Without Skin, as a 4-star thriller, but it seemed to me that all the aspects I'd appreciated in that novel were glaringly
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the follow on book from the wonderful Girl Without Skin and once more we are transported to the beautiful stark wilderness that is Greenland. The book is dark and atmospheric with what turns out to be a very topical theme with the fabulous character of Matthew Cave and one of my favourite characters of all time Tupaarnaq. It’s a complex and compulsive read with Matthew getting a note from his father who he hasn’t heard from in 24 years and doesn’t even know if he is even alive, so this ...more
Vi ~ Inkvotary
Matthew is searching for some answers. He wants to find his father but on the other hand, he is afraid of the moment. Yes, he needs some answers but not at any price. He has his half-sister Arnaq and getting to know her bit by bit is sometimes enough for him. And the story he is on is helping him to deal with everything and still live his life the best he can. But when he missed the chance to get his half-sister home and she is nowhere to find he blames himself and starts to do what he does ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
There are several threads which connect this novel to the earlier title GIRL WITHOUT SKIN and I'm not sure it would work to read it as a stand-alone.

As we learnt in the first novel Danish journalist Matthew Cave has moved to Greenland after personal tragedy. He has links to Greenland as his father was a US soldier stationed there 24 years earlier, but Matthew has always believed he is dead and has not seen him for nearly 25 years. Now he learns that his father is probably alive.

The novel is set
Dec 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nordbo certainly effectively evokes the grimness of the Arctic landscape and possibly also state of mind. He brings the threat of population decline and inhabitants’ struggle to survive in a challenging environment to the forefront. In order for the country to have a future, younger people need to develop special skills to survive and create a future for themselves in Greenland. Unfortunately, the population is declining and according to some, the government isn’t taking care of its people. Add ...more
Anna Szabó
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Firstly, don’t read this if you haven’t read the previous book This Girl Without Skin because you won’t understand what is going on.
Secondly, is it just me or this story is like the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson.

The story is grim and gruesome and bloody just like the first one but it is interesting, full of twists and turns. Not a bedtime story but, nonetheless a pretty decent read.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exciting and dark.
I didn't like this as much as the first book in the series. It's not a stand alone, I would have been frustrated by this book if I didn't have the background from the first.
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in this series by Mads Peder Nordbo and it's as good as the first, if not better. It's very atmospheric and certain parts are downright creepy. I love the character Tupaarnaq, as far as I'm concerned, she's one of the best female characters I've read. But in this book she doesn't feature as much as this book is more about Matthew and his past. Overall a brilliant read and a series which I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone who love a cold dark thriller. And a big ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Greenland series by Mads Peder Nordbo. Both books are gritty, disturbing, violent and suspenseful. In the first book (The Girl Without Skin), we meet Matthew Cave, a Danish-American journalist who has escaped to a news job in Greenland after a personal tragedy. The stage is set and the cast of characters -- for both books -- is introduced.

The events in Cold Fear open just two months after those in The Girl Without Skin. The namesake character for the first book is
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After his first investigation in Greenland, Matthew Cave has remained on the Danish island. There are still a lot of questions around his family he would like to have answered. Now, the story goes back to the year 1990 when Matt’s father Tom was stationed at an American military base on Greenland to carry out revolutionary medical tests. They managed to develop a pill which could make the body support cold temperatures much longer – a definite advantage in the cold north. Yet, this did not come ...more
Jacqui Huntley
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gruesome eviscerating thriller set in Greenland over two timeframes. One is 1990 with Tom, US military, being one of a subjects testing new drugs to increase tolerance to extreme cold - think running around in the snow, minus 15 Centigrade, in your underwear tolerance.. Not surprisingly there are psychological issues and side effects leading to three deaths for which Tom was blamed. He disappeared - suicide or what? The second is 2014 with Matthew, Tom's son, now a reporter., learns that his ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Following World War II the United States became interested in Greenland mainly for its convenient location and offered to buy the island from Denmark. More recently Donald Trump expressed the same interest. In both instances the USA was met with a clear negative response. However, in 1950 Denmark allowed the USA to establish a military base at Thule, North Greenland. It’s here where Mads Peder Nordbo’s second novel translated into English is set, only years later in 1990.

Tom Cave, a young US
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Mads Peder Nordbo is Danish but has lived in Nuuk for several years. Born in 1970, he hold degrees in Literature, Communications and Philosophy from The University of Southern Denmark and the University of Stockholm. Mads has lived in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Greenland. He works in communications at the Town Hall in Nuuk, where he amongst other things, writes for the mayor of the municipality,

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