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The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir – Book Review (#Bookstagram Tour)

My review in the style of an Instagram post (like in the book)

Photo: A copy of the book on a black background with snow white sheets and silver snowflakes.

Filter: Lo-fi

Possible captions…

Option one: Beware the Snowflakes – they have power in numbers!

Option two: Two teen girls who have moved from the U.K. to Iceland find themselves digging for the truth behind life’s, and their own, filters.

Option three: Author Sif Sigmarsdóttir melts onto the Nordic crime scene with a standout YA thriller that says as much about modern day society as it does about murder.

Option four: I was lucky enough to meet Sif at #YALC this weekend. Her smiley and lovely persona clearly masks a twisted murder mystery writing heart.

Option five: Hoping for a sequel that explores Hannah’s “curse” more.

Option six: Love the use of #instagram within the story.

Actual caption: “you can’t judge a person by the width of their smile.” Social media, recent political sabotage, and nordic thriller combine in a murder mystery full of twists. Kept me reading, guessing and wanting more.

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Summary:

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.

For fans of One of Us is Lying and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Author Information

Sif Sigmarsdóttir is a writer and a journalist living in London. She’s a coffee drinking news addict who loves nothing more than books and chocolate.

She’s originally from Iceland. Her name comes from Norse mythology – Sif is the goddess wife of Thor, the strong and handsome thunder god. She tried to find a Thor for a husband but no one was available.

Sif lives in a flat with her two children, Inspiration-Drain-One and Inspiration-Drain-Two, and her non-Thor husband who goes by the name He-Who-Takes-Out-The-Trash. Their pet is a family of moths.

She’s been writing books for ten years. She’s also been pestering politicians for ten years. Her weekly column in Iceland’s biggest newspaper is the country’s most read. She was once blacklisted by a prime minister. She celebrated with some chocolate.

Her new book is called The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake and it’s a feminist Nordic noir YA thriller which can be described as “Nancy Drew meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, described it as “a breathtaking, thought provoking and wildly entertaining YA thriller”.

Website: sifsigmarsdottir.com

Instagram: instagram.com/sif.sigmarsdottir

Twitter: twitter.com/sifsigmars

Facebook: facebook.com/sif.sigmarsdottir

Thanks to teambkmk and darkroomtours for the copy of the book for the purposes of this honest review. Please note: Trigger Warning for Sexual Assault

Do check out the rest of the tour stops for guest posts, extracts and other reviews

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