So, I just realized this post I had schedule a while back didn’t post. So first of all, I want to apologize to the author for the late review. And to you guys, I hope this review makes you curious.
“The Ice Star“, written by Christoffer Petersen, is book one of the Konstabel Fenna Brongaard Series, and it’s a mystery/crime novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Christoffer Petersen. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Fenna stretched her legs, one eye on the Nepali man with the brutal backhand, the other on a glass of water on the floor. She jerked her head backward as the second man stepped into view, and his large military boot connected with the glass, kicking it against the wooden wall where it smashed, showering her in shards and splinters.
“Konstabel Fenna Brongaard, my name is Burwardsley. We met on the ice.”
She’s the first of her kind – the first woman to join the ranks of the elite Danish Sirius Sledge Patrol, and the first Sirius patroller to be investigated for murder.
In the wake of a hurricane-force piteraq, fog isolates the village of Ittoqqortoormiit and Fenna from the outside world. As the investigation takes a vicious turn, Fenna must trust a Greenlandic policeman and a local hunter if she is to root out the infection at the heart of the Danish military.
Looking for new Danish Noir? It doesn’t get much darker than this.
The Ice Star is a Scandinavian Crime Thriller set in Greenland – coming soon!
The Ice Star – Run with Dogs – Fight like Wolves
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I had the pleasure of reading this book a while back and I found it absolutely exciting and interesting. I always look forward to read crime/mystery novel, but I don’t think I have read that many that were described as noir novels, and to be honest, I didn’t know much about it.
It was a rollercoaster and I love when a mystery novel gets me so focus that I almost feel like I’m there. The descriptions and the characters are the main reason that happens, because the plot could be fascinating but if the characters didn’t make the uncovering feel real and exciting, then what’s the point?… In this book, I had those elements I love, I had the emotions and connection, I had a good plot and was quite unusual and I loved that, and of course the characters that just painted the all book with fantastic personalities and grabbed my attention.
Another thing that made me very intrigued was the location. I haven’t traveled much, I have been to Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland, so I’m always intrigued to learn more about other countries and see through the characters eyes, and the author’s words, the world they live in.
I have to say, I do like that the main character is a woman, because I’m always looking forwards a good crime/mystery novel when it’s a woman revealing the secrets and finding out the trust, because I feel connected to her and her work. Then again, I was named after Jessica Fletcher and I used to watch (still do) the TV show with my mom, so maybe that’s why I get very excited when it’s a female main character.
It was a great start of a series, because it gave us an amazing introduction to Fenna and it gives us some initial understanding about the procedures. Since I don’t know a lot about other countries police procedures, it’s always interesting to learn. Plus, we are learning about Fenna and her way of working and what are her core believes.
Also, since it is the beginning we learn about the world, about the society, politics and cultural aspects, not just about the police and the investigation elements. And that was something I liked because, let’s be honest, if you don’t know about what moves the characters, and what their society is like, you need those information. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fantasy novel or a crime novel that happens in planet Earth. We need to learn about the context of the story, and when a book has that, it gives the all story a lot more complexity and opens up world to the reader.
Overall, I can’t wait to read more about this novel because I know there are still a lot of things I could learn about Fenna. She was such an interesting and well written character, I just loved her. I’m not going to give you notes and comments about the story itself because could ruin the mystery, but be sure to check out this book and go on a mysterious and ice adventure with Fenna.
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