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Ollie and Magnus Jonson have spent years trying to escape from the shadows of their past. Raised on a remote farmstead in Iceland, both brothers had to endure brutal violence at the hands of their grandfather. Now, two decades later, the past has returned to haunt them both. When Constable Pall Gylfason gets a dispatch call to investigate a suspected homicide on a farmstead, he is surprised to find that Sergeant Magnus Jonson is already at the scene. Magnus identifies the dead man as his estranged grandfather. As Pall begins to review the crime scene it becomes apparent that forensic evidence has been tampered with and that Magnus's version of events doesn't add up. Before long, Magnus is arrested for the murder of his grandfather. When it emerges that his younger brother, Ollie, is in Iceland after two decades in America, Pall begins to think that Magnus may not be the only family member in the frame for murder...
Closing date: 24/04/2020
This remarkable book in which deep levels of psychological acuity inform the narrative, is perhaps Ridpath’s best work in the crime field. Ollie and Magnus Jonson are attempting to come to terms with their past in which they endured brutalisation at the hands of their violent grandfather on a secluded farm in Iceland. But twenty years later, the past returns with a vengeance…
Publication date: 05/02/2015
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
|Publication date:||5th February 2015|
|Publisher:||Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the City before giving up his job to write full-time. He lives in north London with his wife and three children.More About Michael Ridpath