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Until the Ice Cracks Reader Reviews

Until the Ice Cracks

Nikki Telling

Set in the future, this murder mystery grips you from the beginning. The cold, harsh Icelandic landscape sets the scene wonderfully and the well constructed characters are interesting and believable.

Set in the future, this murder mystery grips you from the beginning. The cold, harsh Icelandic landscape sets the scene wonderfully and the well constructed characters are interesting and believable. It has a Blade Runner feel that I really liked and the dytopian tone oozes grit. The writing is punchy and pacey and there's some great lines in there. I'm looking forward to reading the next one.

Cathy Small

t has a futuristic feel to the story as well as a hunger games approach where the hunt is on but the hunter cannot be truly understood. An engaging story that makes you want to read the second part!

The book takes a little time to get going and then starts to include a lot of characters that raise questions to their loyalties and true involvement to the issues and commitment to the investigation. It has a futuristic feel to the story as well as a hunger games approach where the hunt is on but the hunter cannot be truly understood. An engaging story that makes you want to read the second part!

Lynn Johnson

Until the Ice Cracks is a Scandinavian crime thriller set in Eldisvik on the edge of the Arctic Circle in the year 2068. It introduces the reader to Inspector Nero Cavallo who is brought in to find a rogue agent in a dystopian world with genetically-engineered killer foxes

Until the Ice Cracks is a Scandinavian crime thriller set in Eldisvik on the edge of the Arctic Circle in the year 2068. It introduces the reader to Inspector Nero Cavallo who is brought in to find a rogue agent in a dystopian world with genetically-engineered killer foxes. A second character, a telepath named Bruno is introduced, and his story runs in tandem, albeit there is not really an awful lot to know how these stories impact on each other until the characters actually meet towards the end of the novel. I found it a fairly easy, but confusing read, that was slow to start but picked up pace well. For me, the world of the future needed more fleshing out, the zones of the city were meaningless, and it was difficult to have evoke empathy with any of the characters. As a reader, I feel cheated at the abrupt conclusion of this novel, with the realisation that it does not stand alone. All in all, I think the detective story works well, but the dystopian world less so.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912855049
Publication date: 24th July 2018
Author: Jan Turk Petrie
Publisher: Pintail Press
Format: Paperback
Genres: Indie Books We Love, Scandinavian Crime, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Thriller / Suspense,
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