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Cold Fear by Mads Peder Nordbo

Cold Fear

Mads Peder Nordbo

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Imprint: Text Publishing
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publication date: 1 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781911231301

When journalist Matthew Cave's half-sister disappears, leaving behind a trail of blood in an abandoned hut, he realises that they are both pawns in a game of life and death. As a young US soldier stationed in Greenland, their father took part in a secret experiment with deadly consequences. Accused of double homicide, Tom Cave fled. Now his case is reopened, and the demons of the past are unleashed. Is the father Matt's been searching for his entire life a cold-blooded murderer? And can Matt track him down before the US military does? Tupaarnaq Siegstad, a young Inuit woman, returns to Nuuk to help her only friend save his sister's life and settle a few scores of her own. But as the pressure mounts, Matt starts to wonder: is Tupaarnaq really who he thinks she is?

4 stars out of 5
Alison Flood
5 Nov 2019

" the real pleasure in this slice of Scandi noir is the insight it gives into the strange cocktail of claustrophobia and remoteness that is life in Greenland"

The plots, past and present, interweave to reveal larger-than-life baddies with insanely evil plans, but the real pleasure in this slice of Scandi noir is the insight it gives into the strange cocktail of claustrophobia and remoteness that is life in Greenland. Here, even place names shimmer with poetry – Qeqertarsuatsiaat, and Ittoqqortoormiit, which is “perhaps the most remote town in the whole world, with 850km of mountains and ice separating it from its nearest neighbour, Tasiilaq”.

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