- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 524 KB
- Print Length: 276 pages
- Publisher: ORENDA BOOKS (26 Feb. 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078GYW7L5
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer reviews: 33 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,007 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"The pacing truly brakes for no one, and fans of thrillers will appreciate the speed at which this novel moves. Kjell Ola Dahl also creates some very quick-moving action sequences, so The Ice Swimmer has far more punch than your standard whodunnit. It's nice to see an active, human, female lead get to participate in these sequences as well. The Ice Swimmer is a fantastic addition to the Oslo Detectives series, and a worthy stand-alone. Pick it up for an engaging, diverting read!" -- The Crime Review
"The Ice Swimmer has positive similarities with the first book published by Orenda Faithless. The tale is a police procedural with a touch of psychological thriller. The tension builds steadily and Kjell Ola Dahl takes his readers the complex way round his imagination however the chapters are short making it easily manageable for bedtime readers. Kjell has a great skill in balancing the story with getting to know his detectives deeply which I really like." -- Nordic Noir
'Kjell Ola Dahl's novels are superb. If you haven't read one, you need to - right now.' William Ryan
'A chilling novel about betrayal.' Sunday Times
'More than gripping.' European Literature Network
'The perfect example of why Nordic Noir has become such a popular genre' Reader's Digest
'Utterly convincing.' Publishers Weekly
'If you have never sampled Dahl, now is the time to try.' Daily Mail
'Dramatic, fast-paced and character-focused.' Crime Review
'Skilful blend of police procedural and psychological insight.' Crime Fiction Lover
'Fiercely powerful and convincing.' LoveReading
'Crisp and current.' My Chestnut Reading Tree
'Vividly described' Jen Med.'s Book Reviews
'Elaborately plotted, well-constructed and gratifying.' Claire Thinking
'Killer ending.' Liz Loves Books
'Burning with tension and haunting in its lingering prose.' Book Drunk
'Intelligently crafted and infused with a truly unique personality.' Crime by the Book
'A shocking conclusion that left me reeling.' Novel Gossip
'Before you realise it you have raced through half the book.' The Last Word Book Review
'Flawlessly plotted, with a beautifully nuanced translation' Raven Crime Reads
'A darkly entertaining thriller that kept me guessing to the end.' Never Imitate
'Chilling and compulsive reading.' Life of a Nerdish Mum
'Some of the chapters had me gripping my seat, shocked.' Ronnie Turner
'Unbelievable amount of talent and beautiful prose.' Mumbling about...
'Dahl masterfully leads his readers on a journey of misdirection.' The Quiet Knitter
'A slow-burning and subtle story. Bibliophile Book Club
'While he has long been one of the mainstays of the Scandinavian crime genre, the veteran Kjell Ola Dahl has (in this country at least) not quite captured the readership that is his due and that some of his less talented colleagues have enjoyed. The Ice Swimmer will hopefully right that egregious wrong, particularly as the translation here is by the doyen of the Nordic noir genre, Don Bartlett... Very persuasive on the level of the plotting, The Ice Swimmer also manages to incorporate social commentary - a sine qua non of the Scandinavian crime genre.' --Crime Time --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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I have fallen in love with Nordic Noir and still finding these gems just thrills me every time. I loved how the chapters were set out as the story branched from what seemed like random acts of suicide to murder and so much more, then seamless connected one after another as the very different cases collided.
Now I love an independent strong-willed detective, be it a man or woman and here was a sassy lady that was pretty head strong. Detective Lena Stigersand has to work for every ounce of happiness in her life but both in her professional and private lives she has been thrown a few curve balls. Impulsive decisions put her in jeopardy throughout the story. This is a no holds barred lady who isn’t afraid of pushing past the big wigs but she steps on some mighty big shoes. It makes for hair-raising reading.
I really loved how Dahl made these characters breathe as each one really came to life in my imagination. From the intense fear felt by Stigersand that literally turned my hands cold while I was reading, to my loathing for some characters that really made my skin crawl. The translation flowed perfectly with only the characters names being new to me. This is really a domino effect story that brings together very different people from all walks of life making them all part of one event. Very clever. A terrific read