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27 June 2019

Book Review: The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir *AD Gifted

BKMRK sent me a free review copy of The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir

I knew nothing about The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir when I first picked it up, except that it was going to be a pretty dark mystery. I was definitely not disappointed by the story I read, and I absolutely loved it.

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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.


5 Words: Family, secrets, conspiracy, influence, belonging.

Content Warnings: Sexual assault.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I first picked up The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir. All I knew was that I was picking up a Nordic mystery with a stunning cover.

Once I started reading The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake I couldn't put it down. I loved this book and I loved the characters. I couldn't help but pick out quotes while I was reading.

Both Imogen and Hannah, vastly different characters, resonated with me. I could relate to them both and I loved that. Their voices were so distinct that I knew instantly who was narrating.

I really enjoyed the social media aspect of this story. It was necessary to the story, and I loved how self-worth and validation was explored through the medium. And social media wasn't vilified, it wasn't an "evil" in the story. I liked how each of the characters projected different images, how they acknowledged that what they put out wasn't necessarily quite true.

The ending. Wow, the ending. I loved it, the way everything came together. Ish. I'd happily read more set in this version of Iceland, with the same intrigues as this story, and the ending of The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake left it kind of open to that possibility.

I will absolutely read more by this author, The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir was excellent.
Through experience she's come to learn that life is random. As it turns out, so is death.

12 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great read - I love the sound of all the elements in it so I'll definitely be looking out for this one!

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  2. This sounds like a great read! I love it when characters have such unique voices too, glad you enjoyed it, great review!

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  3. I'm about 30 pages from the end of this book and loving it a lot! Great review!

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  4. Ohh this sounds like an interesting one! Great review!

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  5. Love this review! I read this too and really enjoyed it :)

    Amy @ https://www.amysbookishlife.co.uk

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  6. Great review. This sounds like one I need to pick up

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  7. Such a well written review. This sounds interesting, not something I would usually go for. Thank you for sharing x

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  8. Wow this sounds interesting! I don't think I've read a book set in Iceland before either.

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  9. Sounds like an interesting book, I've never heard of it! Lovely review, Cora! 😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | shirleycuypers.blogspot.com

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  10. Another gorgeous cover! Sounds fantastic, great review!

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  11. Not sure this is the book for me because of the content warning, but glad you enjoyed it ��

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  12. Oh, a Nordic mystery! That sounds interesting. I am glad you enjoyed this one, I might have t pick it up some day.

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