Monday, 9 July 2018

Guest Book Review - Lucy V Hay reviews Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson - Bookish World Cup - Iceland

Today I am handing over to the lovely Lucy V Hay, who has reviewed a book set in Iceland.

Growing up near Exmoor in Devon, I feel like I have an affinity with the wilds of Iceland, even though I've never been there (yet!). So, I’ll be leading the football charge for Rachel’s world cup series today with Iceland’s finest, Ragnar Jonasson and RUPTURE.

Taking in a missing child; the murder of a politician's son; a town in quarantine AND a mysterious poisoning dating back fifty years, RUPTURE is one of those rare beasts: a convoluted plot that never once becomes complicated or unwieldy. Taking his cue from greats like Agatha Christie, Jonasson weaves a story that is full of intrigue, keeping us on our toes throughout, bringing us towards a satisfying denouement that is full of juicy - not to mention tragic - revelations. 

I loved the story world here, especially the abandoned fjord. It’s such a creepy and visual setting that really stays in your mind. What's more, the characters really come to life on the page: everyone feels three dimensional and authentic, so even the (potential) bad guys' motivations are understandable, even if we don't condone them. 

This is a uniquely Iceland Noir look at 'classic' crime fiction and by jiminy it works for me. This was my first outing in the Ari Thor series, but it certainly won't be my last!

Thank you to Lucy V Hay for reviewing Rupture.  If you like the sound of it be sure to purchase it from Amazon UK

BIO: Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. Her crime novel with Orenda Books, THE OTHER TWIN debuted in 2017 and featured in The Sun and Sunday Express Newspapers, plus Heatworld and Closer Magazine. Her YA novel, PROOF POSITIVE, came out on May 28th with Littwitz Press. Check out all her books, HERE

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