Red As Blood
by Lilja Sigurdardottir
- Published: 13 October 2022
- Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),
- Crime & mystery,
- Thriller / suspense, Romance,
- Fiction in translation
The second breathtaking instalment in the chilling, addictive An Arora Investigation series...Arora becomes involved in the search for an Icelandic woman who disappeared from her home while making dinner, as she continues to hunt for her missing sister. '
Icelandic crime-writing at its finest ...immersive and unnerving' Shari Lapena
'Chilly and chilling ... Lilja Sigurdardottir's terrific investigator Arora is back for another tense and thrilling read. Highly recommended!' Tariq Ashkanani
'Arora establishes herself as a heroine to move the heart' Daily Mail
When entrepreneur Flosi arrives home for dinner one night, he discovers that his house has been ransacked, and his wife Gudrun missing.
A letter on the kitchen table confirms that she has been kidnapped. If Flosi doesn't agree to pay an enormous ransom, Gudrun will be killed. Forbidden from contacting the police, he gets in touch with Arora, who specialises in finding hidden assets, and she, alongside her detective friend Daniel, try to get to the bottom of the case without anyone catching on.
Meanwhile, Arora and Daniel continue the puzzling, devastating search for Arora's sister Isafold, who disappeared without trace. As fog descends, in a cold and rainy Icelandic autumn, the investigation becomes increasingly dangerous, and confusing. Chilling, twisty and unbearably tense, Red as Blood is the second instalment in the riveting, addictive An Arora Investigation series, and everything is at stake...
'Lilja Sigurdardottir doesn't write cookie-cutter crime novels ... Isn't that what all crime writers should aim for?' The Times
'Lilja is a stand-out voice in Iceland Noir' James Oswald 'Sure to please Scandi noir fans' Publishers Weekly
'One of my new favourite series ... Arora's brains and brawn, combined with the super-cool Icelandic setting, is a winning combination' Michael J. Malone