Blurb; Erik Amdahl and his spirited daughter, Sofia, have embarked on a long-promised cross-country ski trip deep into Norway’s arctic circle. For Erik, it’s the chance to bond properly with his remaining daughter following a tragic accident. For Sofia, it’s the proof she needs that her father does care.
Then, far from home in this snowbound wilderness, with night falling and the mercury plummeting, an accident sends them in search of help – and shelter. Nearby is the home of a couple – members of Norway’s indigenous Sami people – who they’ve met before, and who welcome them in. Erik is relieved. He believes the worst is over. He thinks that Sofia is now safe. He could not be more wrong. He and Sofia are not the old couple’s only visitors that night – and soon he and Sofia will be running for their lives . . .
…and beneath the swirling light show of the Northern Lights, a desperate fight ensues – of man against man, of man against nature – a fight for survival that plays out across the snow and ice.
A story of endurance and of the desperate, instinctive will to survive, of a father’s love for his child, of knowing when to let go – and of a daughter’s determination to prove herself worthy of that love, Where Blood Runs Cold is a pulse-racing thriller from a master storytelle
My Review; This was a brilliant read. Fast paced. Gripping. Tense. Thrilling. Dark. Deadly. A real page turner that keeps the reader hooked until the final page. A story about a father and his daughter who witnessed a murder and now they’re being chased by the murderers. An edge of your seat read. To say the story is set in the snowy, blizzard mountains with not much around there’s plenty to keep you hooked. Accidents. Shots. Blood. Chases. Hiding. Resting. Heart pounding.
A story full of determination to survive even with death comes knocking. One I won’t forget for a long time and I’ve discovered a new author to enjoy too. I did think the ending was a bit sudden but I totally got it. This wasn’t just a normal murder there’s more behind it. A lot of lives lost over what’s hidden in this town and its past. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.