Book Review: The Girl Without Skin, by Mads Peder Nordbo

Publication date: (Expected) June 11th, 2019

Published by: Text Publishing 

Pages: 356

ISBN: 9781925603835


Source: ARC NetGalley


They were near the edge of the glacier. The sea beneath the helicopter was dense with pack ice. In front of them, the endless whiteness stretched as far as the light could reach. It hurt his eyes. Millions of white crystals. Except in one place. One spot. Right where the mummified Norseman had been found and Aqqalu had kept watch. There, the ice was glossy red.

When a mummified Viking corpse is discovered in a crevasse out on the edge of an ice sheet, journalist Matthew Cave is sent to cover the story. The next day the mummy is gone, and the body of the policeman who was keeping watch is found naked and flayed—exactly like the victims in a gruesome series of murders that terrified the remote town of Nuuk in the 1970s.

As Matt investigates, he is shocked by the deprivation and brutal violence the locals take for granted. Unable to trust the police, he begins to suspect a cover-up. It’s only when he meets a young Inuit woman, Tupaarnaq, convicted of killing her parents and two small sisters, that Matt starts to realize how deep this story goes—and how much danger he is in.

I read this book in two days and it’s the best book I’ve read this year so far. I will definitely re-read it one day and I would recommend it to as many people as possible. Reliable characters and stories. Good job!

This book has a very high number of people killed in gruesome ways so if you are not comfortable reading about such things, probably it is not a good idea for you to read it, even though, I would be sad knowing that someone is skipping it only because of that. Everybody knows that Nordics have their own special talent in writing thrillers and crime books. Well, Mads Peder Nordbo is not an exception and thanks to his book I made a decision for 2019 to read as many Nordic Writers as possible and made them known. 

Please go and check The Girl Without Skin as it is still available on NetGalley for free!

Gripping! Unputdownable! Read it!

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