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Wolf winter by Cecilia Ekback

on August 8, 2015

Wolf winter by Cecilia Ekback

‘Like a silent fall of snow; suddenly, the reader is enveloped… visually acute, skilfully written; it won’t easily erase its tracks in the reader’s mind.’ HILARY MANTEL, author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies

A brilliantly written and gripping historical Nordic Noir thriller with all the intrigue and atmosphere of Burial Rites, the pent-up passion of The Piano and the suspense of The Tenderness of Wolves

There are six homesteads on Blackasen Mountain.

A day’s journey away lies the empty town. It comes to life just once, in winter, when the Church summons her people through the snows. Then, even the oldest enemies will gather.

But now it is summer, and new settlers are come.

It is their two young daughters who find the dead man, not half an hour’s walk from their cottage.

The father is away. And whether stubborn, or stupid, or scared for her girls, the mother will not let it rest.

To the wife who is not concerned when her husband does not come home for three days; to the man who laughs when he hears his brother is dead; to the priest who doesn’t care; she asks and asks her questions,

digging at the secrets of the mountain.

They say a wolf made those wounds. But what wild animal cuts a body so clean?

This is the perfect read for me i Made my self a nice hot chocolate and sit down to read for a bit and 3 hour later i was still reading this magical story of ‘Wolf Winter’.it so good i loved it it just hooked me

‘Wolf Winter’ is a murder story set in 1717 Lapland, a cold harsh setting where witchcraft accusations are taken seriously. This is a primitive hard way of life.i did not like the sound of it Maija and her husband and daughters move to Blackasen mountain. A body is found and only Maija seems to find this a suspicious death. The chilly atmosphere make this so chilling Everybody seems to be hiding something they all could kill no one appreciates Maija interfering she seems to be winding people up

I felt a cold chill as I was reading ‘Wolf Winter’. The atmosphere of the book just made me feel of cold at times I found myself lost in the bleak superstitious world of Blackasen and what a place it was I could not imagine anything worse than having to live through those winter conditions it was so bad there had very little in the way of a community and the local priest acting as a detective and judge i did like him much The only thing that seem to matters in this place is surviving, survival of the fittest it was so hard what did you think?

Frederika, the daughter of Maija. She had a very strange way about her i just liked her so much I could not entirely make her out what was she why was she like she was ? What did you make of her ?
I think she was mentally unwell. Yet she seemed to have some kind of supernatural gifts or did she i not sure of her

This is a beautifully written dark and chilly read. It is part historical, part murder mystery, with a touch of the supernatural thrown in. I loved it. The story just captured my attention it pull me into the story i really enjoyed this book
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