Summary

Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular.
But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case. The crime seems to have Reyna's father at its centre, but investigating it inevitably brings Reyna closer to the childhood events he's purposely erased from his memory. He is also confronted by his half brothers, who have their own agenda and seem intent on protecting the family name from any implication of wrongdoing.
Reyna's choice, then, is either to push through the resistance and risk what he might reveal about his past or to forsake the strange, windswept Faroe Islands for good. His decision will change the lives of everyone around him, but the truths he's already uncovered can't be reburied.
©2016 Chris Ould (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rogayah on 17-03-16

Faroe - Scandinavian slow lane

This really was one of the best detective stories I have listened to i a long while. Not a fast paced story but one that unfolds slowly like a paper flower put in water. I hope that the others in this trilogy will live up to this first book.

The narrator Matt Addis is perfect for the telling of the tale - his characterisation is good and so too is his accent. Well read.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 26-03-16

A mystery set in an usual place

I enjoyed this story but the low ish score is only because at times, in my opinion, the storyline began to drift and repeat. This however did not prevent me from wanting to know the conclusion which didn't disappoint.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. William J. Kass on 22-03-16

excellent first book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the characters are understated and interesting. The story is compelling. The writing and performance are excellent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There are two characters that make me want to listen to the rest of this series and to whatever else this author offers--the Faroe Island dectective and the visiting British Detective. Both were introspective, non-hysterical, realistic characters.

What about Matt Addis’s performance did you like?

It was clear. The distinction between characters was clear. Everything about the performance was well done

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

I hope Audible picks up the rest of the series and the rest of the author's novels.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Pam M Atlanta on 09-08-17

Can't wait to read the other books in this series!

While some may find the plot a little slow, I felt that it allowed me to savor the book. The character development was good, but we are left with intriguing questions about Reyna's background, as well as his future. The setting of the Faroes also makes this book stand out from the pack. Imagine my shock when I learned that the main victim and the killer have very similar names to both my grandfathers!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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