I’m pleased to welcome you today to mys top on the blog tour for atmospheric thriller Fatal Isles by Maria Adolfsson. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Zaffre Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this dark and gripping new book.
About the book:
A remote island. A brutal murder. A secret hidden in the past . . .
In the middle of the North Sea, between the UK and Denmark, lies the beautiful and rugged island nation of Doggerland.
Detective Inspector Karen Eiken Hornby has returned to the main island, Heimö, after many years in London and has worked hard to become one of the few female police officers in Doggerland.
So, when she wakes up in a hotel room next to her boss, Jounas Smeed, she knows she’s made a big mistake. But things are about to get worse: later that day, Jounas’s ex-wife is found brutally murdered. And Karen is the only one who can give him an alibi.
The news sends shockwaves through the tight-knit island community, and with no leads and no obvious motive for the murder, Karen struggles to find the killer in a race against time.
Soon she starts to suspect that the truth might lie in Doggerland’s history. And the deeper she digs, the clearer it becomes that even small islands can hide deadly secrets . . .
Fatal Isles is the debut novel and first in a promising new series by author Maria Adolfsson. Introducing DI Karen Eiken Hornby, a flawed character with a troubled past, it’s a dark and atmospheric thriller that keeps you guessing throughout. With a fascinating plot and unique setting, this is a book that kept me thoroughly entertained from beginning to end.
When the ex-wife of Karen’s boss is found murdered, the finger of suspicion points to only one person. But the suspect has what appears to be an airtight alibi – Karen herself. Reluctant to come forward, the DI knows she must do everything in her power to find the killer before it’s too late. With shockwaves echoing throughout the tight knit community, the island of Doggerland and its history becomes the focus of the investigation as secrets slowly begin to come to light.
Fatal Isles is a gripping and atmospheric thriller with twists, turns and surprises throughout. DI Karen Eiken Hornby is a fascinating but flawed character, with a troubled past that’s slowly revealed as the story progresses. I loved the beautiful but rugged setting, the island almost becoming a character in its own right as the mysteries that lie beneath the surface of this small community start to emerge.
Maria Adolfsson has written an impressive debut that I hope is only the first of many stories to feature DI Karen Eiken Hornby. With interesting characters and an intriguing storyline that will keep you turning the pages, Fatal Isles is a dark and atmospheric thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Fatal Isles by Maria Adolfsson is available to buy from February 18th: Amazon UK
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