The Blood Strand

The Blood Strand

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Having left the Faroes as a child, Jan Reyna is now a British police detective, and the islands are foreign to him. But he is drawn back when his estranged father is found unconscious with a shotgun by his side and someone else's blood at the scene. Then a man's body is washed up on an isolated beach. Is Reyna's father responsible?

Looking for answers, Reyna falls in with local detective Hjalti Hentze. But as the stakes get higher and Reyna learns more about his family and the truth behind his mother's flight from the Faroes, he must decide whether to stay, or to forsake the strange, windswept islands for good.
Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781783297047
1783297042
Branch Call Number: MF OULD
Characteristics: 441 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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capitalcity
May 08, 2017

The crux of it all ... money, even in the Faroe Islands. No matter how isolated and insular the society, settling debts is not optional. Scheming begins and the ground one stands on becomes a very slippery slope. Collateral damage spreads. The Blood Strand ... a modest, readable tale.

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maipenrai
Nov 12, 2016

The first book in the Faroes series

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emerge
Apr 07, 2016

Really enjoyed this. It's not a flashy thriller but rather an intricate, thoughtful police procedural that introduces 2 intriguing MC's.
The setting provides an atmospheric backdrop that adds to the slowly rising tension as the case progresses & old family secrets are revealed for one of the detectives.
For fans of Ann Cleeves "Shetland" & Peter May's "Blackhouse" series. I'll definitely be looking for book #2.

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IV27HUjg
Feb 14, 2016

Very new & sounds interesting, so if it's successful with lots of requests...maybe an ebook will come to SPL for people who are unable to read tiny tiny print.

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