mystery · suspense · thriller

The Bird Tribunal – Agnes Ravatn ★★★★

Blurb; TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough. Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.

My Review; The Bird Tribunal has won several awards and was even turned into a successful play. Rosie Hedger has translated this story into English for all us lucky readers. 

I picked this book up from my library as it was their book of the month. It didn’t take long to finish as it is only 185 pages long and easy to read, but I did find at the start of the book that this story was very different from what I usually read which had me intrigued. The story is a spooky, haunting, chilling one which focuses on the characters Allis and Sigurd and how their relationship develops. 

I also love the cover of this book! A well written story which I would recommend to you all. I awarded a well deserved four stars. This is a story that will stick in my head for a while… 

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