Book Review – The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir

the sharp edge of a snowflakeThe captivating, feminist, Nordic YA thriller from Sif Sigmarsdóttir. The snow is falling thick and fast now. Snow in Iceland is dangerous.

Hannah Eiríksdóttir has been banished from her home in London to a place of eternal punishment for the wicked. No, not Hell, but close: Iceland. There, she faces a new life working as a journalist for her father’s newspaper – a man she barely knows.

Imogen Collins has the perfect life as a social media influencer, showing off her glamorous London existence to adoring fans. But behind the filters lies a dark secret. She thought she’d buried it: But the Beast is back – a ghost from her past who’s threatening to ruin her future.

When a man is found murdered at the edge of the road in snowy Iceland the girls’ lives collide. Imogen had the motive. Can Hannah find out the truth, and discover the reality of the girl beneath the filters?

Behind perfection often lies unbearable ugliness.


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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would – it’s got a noir sort of feel that I really liked. It does take a little while to get into, possibly due to the heavy focus on social media and the way it’s told with some jumps in time, but Hannah’s investigative nature really won me over.

I loved her journalism, and the way her brain worked. Her family was a really difficult relationship though- I wanted to dig into that a bit more. And what the curse her mum had was, specifically. I wanted resolution there on her defending herself.

Imogen was an interesting character – I didn’t connect as well to her, but I did find that I wanted her to succeed and to go on and be happy. And I loved her with Orri and his mum! So cute.

The best part for me was the ending! I sort of saw it coming and YET. 😱 So good.

A really enjoyable mystery read.


Buy The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake from Amazon UK.

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