Scatter Her Ashes – gripping suspense by Heine Bakkeid

Norwegian author Heine Bakkeid made an acclaimed crime fiction debut last year with the novel I Will Miss You Tomorrow, featuring degraded former police officer Thorkild Aske. Now he is back with the exciting and atmospheric sequel Scatter Her Ashes.
Thorkild is at rock bottom after his last adventures in the north. He suffers from physical and mental scars, but is forced to stop taking his painkillers. Desperate for work, he reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of two schoolgirls for bestselling crime writer Milla Lind. She claims it is research for her latest novel, but in fact the search is for Milla’s own teenage daughter, the daughter she had given up years earlier.

Read more

Top Nordic suspense books for Halloween

Dark chilly nights, autumn leaves swirling in the wind and carved pumpkins with empty eyes staring at you from every doorstep. Halloween must be the perfect time for reading creepy crime fiction novels. Especially this year when many of our usual pleasures are restricted and we are more or less confined to our homes.
Why not make a cup of tea or pour a glass of wine, and snuggle on the sofa with a book that will make you forget everything about pandemics and lockdowns. Here are some of my favourites, immersive and exciting crime fiction books, spiced with an extra touch of mystique or horror:

Read more