Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Killer's Guide to Reykjavik

This is another book that I read around the time I was last in Iceland. Here's the review I wrote of it at the time.




by Zane Radcliffe


This is the first of Zane Radcliffe's books I've read. I enjoyed it so much I immediately ordered his other two off Amazon.


The main character Callum is a successful Glaswegian internet entrepeneur. He sells his travel website and moves to Reykjavik to live with his Icelandic girlfriend, her daughter and mother. Both Callum and his girlfriend Birna have skeletons in their respective closets which lead to Birna's daughter being kidnapped and/or killed (I'm trying not to give too much away).


As well as a great story the book really is a 'guide to Iceland'. Radcliffe interweaves numerous facts and lots of information about Icelandic culture, geography, food, beliefs and so on into his story. If I'd read this book before visiting Iceland the storyline would have stood out much more than the guide part of the book. But having spent a month there last summer I can really appreciate just how much information he has melded seamlessly within the story.




http://www.booksattransworld.co.uk/zaneradcliffe/webpages/author.php

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