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The Tenant by Katrine Engberg
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3.5/5 stars for this compelling if slightly uneven debut. Katrine Engberg has been quickly gaining popularity in Europe, and I was so excited to read her debut novel this year. The Tenant follows two police officers in Copenhagen as they ...more
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Death Deserved by Thomas Enger
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4.5/5 stars for this gripping Nordic series launch! What do you get when two of Norway's beloved crime writers team up? The answer, as it turns out, is this gripping procedural-meets-serial killer thriller. In Death Deserved, a serial killer is ...more
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Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey
Unspeakable Things
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4.5/5 stars for this dread-inducing, dark coming-of-age story! WOW, this book. This is one of those books that I'm sure will provoke strong opinions on both sides of the fence, but I personally loved it. This is a truly disturbing story that ...more
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
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I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. Part Nordic Noir, part bone-chilling ghost story, I Remember You is my personal favorite book by one of my top favorite authors. Read this story if you want an Icelandic spin on a classic haunted house premise. It's a ...more
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The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson
The Darkness
by Ragnar Jónasson (Goodreads Author)
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An atmospheric, chilling, inventive mystery from one of Iceland's brightest talents. If you love Nordic Noir + classic crime, you'll love this book! In this brooding mystery, readers meet protagonist Hulda, a police officer in Iceland, at the end of ...more
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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
The Family Upstairs
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4.5 / 5 stars for this dark, twisty story of family secrets! Lisa Jewell, where have you been all my life?! I'm an admitted latecomer to Jewell's work, but I've seen the error of my ways. The Family Upstairs is all kinds of addictive, chilling, ...more
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The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
The Family Upstairs
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4.5 / 5 stars for this dark, twisty story of family secrets! Lisa Jewell, where have you been all my life?! I'm an admitted latecomer to Jewell's work, but I've seen the error of my ways. The Family Upstairs is all kinds of addictive, chilling, ...more
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The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
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4.5 / 5 stars for this gripping Scandinavian crime novel! It's no surprise that I'm always on the lookout for a new Scandinavian crime novel to love, and Soren Sveistrup's excellent debut The Chestnut Man was just the ticket for me this fall. ...more
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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
The Turn of the Key
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Ruth Ware just gets better and better! Her newest release is without a doubt my favorite book of hers yet. In this utterly addictive story, a young woman accepts a job as a live-in nanny in a "smart house" in the Scottish highlands. But what starts ...more
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