Una knows she is struggling to deal with her father's sudden, tragic suicide. She spends her nights drinking alone in Reykjavik, stricken with thoughts that she might one day follow in his footsteps.
So when she sees an advert seeking a teacher for two girls in the tiny village of Skálar - population of ten - on the storm-battered north coast of the island, she sees it as a chance to escape.
But once she arrives, Una quickly realises nothing in city life has prepared her for this. The villagers are unfriendly. The weather is bleak. And, from the creaky attic bedroom of the old house where she's living, she's convinced she hears the ghostly sound of singing.
Una worries that she's losing her mind.
And then, just before midwinter, a young girl from the village is found dead. Now there are only nine villagers left - and Una realizes fears one of them has blood on their hands...
"This debut historical mystery contains echoes of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca and Jack the Ripper. The unreliable narration combines with richly details writing in a mystery with a shocking conclusion."
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Lightseekers, the sensational debut novel from Femi Kayode is only 99p on Kobo until the 14th April.
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Here's what readers are saying about Private Moscow:
"An unmissable, breakneck ride into Moscow's dark underworld."
"Great action sequences... breathtaking twists and turns."
"The first Private outing for a couple of years, but its been well worth the wait... As always in a Patterson novel there's lots of action and plot turns as Jack tries to discover the secrets that unite the murder victims as he gets tangled up in the murky world of espionage."
"There's enough action, adventure and excitement to fill two chunky blockbusters in Private Moscow which makes for an exhilarating and totally satisfying read."
"Exhilarating, high-stakes action set in sub-zero temperatures, but so fast-paced, you won't have time to feel the chill."
Chasing the Italian Dream, the gorgeous new summery read from Jo Thomas, is out now in eBook and is an irresistibly feel-good novel set in beautiful southern-Italy.
Condemned by R. C. Bridgestock is the second in their gritty police procedural DI Charley Mann series - perfect for fans of LJ Ross and Joy Ellis.
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"A clever engaging and beautifully-crafted police procedural raised well above the ordinary."
Finally, we are delighted to welcome author Louise Beech to the DHH Literary Agency, who will join Emily Glenister's list.
Her debut, How to be Brave, got to No4 on Amazon and was a Guardian Readers’ Pick; Maria in the Moon was described as ‘quirky, darkly comic and heartfelt’ by the Sunday Mirror; The Lion Tamer Who Lost shortlisted for the Popular Romantic Novel of 2019 at the RNA Awards and longlisted for the Polari Prize 2019; Call Me Star Girl longlisted for the Guardian’sNot The Booker Prize and was Best magazine’s Best Book of the Year 2019; and I Am Dust was a Crime Magazine Monthly Pick. This Is How We Are Human will be published in June 2021.