I am delighted, excited and honoured to bring you this AMAZING cover for Cold As Hell, the first book in a brand new series from the FABULOUS Lilja Sigurðardóttir and Orenda Books. Cold As Hell is the first in the An Áróra Investigation series and I think you can tell from this cover, designed by Mark Swan, just how amazing a series this is going to be.
What’s the book about, I hear you ask? Sit back and relax, but not too much, because this one is an edge of the seat thriller that will leave you gasping. Here’s the skinny:
Áróra returns to Iceland when her estranged sister goes missing, and her search leads to places she could never have imagined. A chilling, tense thriller and first in a gripping new series, from one of Iceland’s bestselling authors…
Icelandic sisters Áróra and Ísafold live in different countries and aren’t on speaking terms, but when their mother loses contact with Ísafold, Áróra reluctantly returns to Iceland to find her sister. But she soon realizes that her sister isn’t avoiding her … she has disappeared, without trace.
As she confronts Ísafold’s abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend Björn, and begins to probe her sister’s reclusive neighbours – who have their own reasons for staying out of sight – Áróra is led into an ever darker web of intrigue and manipulation.
Baffled by the conflicting details of her sister’s life, and blinded by the shiveringly bright midnight sun of the Icelandic summer, Áróra enlists the help of police officer Daníel, as she tries to track her sister’s movements, and begins to tail Björn – but she isn’t the only one watching…
Slick, tense, atmospheric and superbly plotted, Cold as Hell marks the start of a riveting, addictive new series from one of Iceland’s bestselling crime writers.
Cold As Hell, translated by Quentin Bates, will be out in October (e-book in August) from Orenda Books.
Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurðardóttir was born in the town of Akranes in 1972 and raised in Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written four crime novels, including Snare, Trap and Cage, making up the Reykjavik Noir trilogy, which have hit bestseller lists worldwide. The film rights have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. She lives in Reykjavík with her partner.