Sunday, January 01, 2017

First Book of the Year 2017

Each year, Sheila over at Book Journey makes a big deal over what the first book she'll read will be for the new year and once again she's asked us to join her. I have joined in for the last 2 years and it's always a lot of fun seeing what book everyone selects. Be sure to stop by Sheila's post to see the collage she makes of everyone participating!
For my first book of the year, I am going with a book from my bookshelf and a book that is the start of a new series - Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft. I've been on a big Nordic crime fiction kick lately and this one comes highly recommended, so I am excited to read it.

Meet Malin Fors. Be careful, though, she’s addictive. Thirty-four years old, blond, single, divorced with a teenaged daughter, Fors is the most driven superintendent who has ever worked at the police force in her small, isolated town. And the most talented. In her job, she is constantly moving through the borderland between life and death. Her path in life is violent and hazardous.

It is the coldest February in recent memory. In the early hours of a particularly frigid night, the body of an obese man is found hanging from lone oak tree in the middle of a withered, windswept plain. Malin Fors is called to the scene.

Together with her colleagues of the Violent Crime Squad at Linköping Police Department, they must find out who the man in the tree is, and how he got there. Their manhunt in the frigid wake of a ruthless killer brings Malin Fors to the brink, and into some of the darkest corners of the human heart. The first in a series of four books, Midwinter Blood will keep readers coming back for more, again and again.

So, what's your first book of 2017 going to be? 



  1. This looks so good! I've been reading more procedural type mysteries lately and I love the sound of this one. I love the icy feel to this one.

  2. Love your photo. The book sounds spooky and a very good thriller. I'd love the setting, not quite so sure about the murder!! And love sound of Malin.
    My First Book of the Year

  3. I like your choice, and your picture :)
    I read a blogger who solely writes about Nordic Noir, and she mentioned this one as being really good. Hope you enjoy it too!

  4. Terrific photo Kristin! I hope you love your first book. Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year Kristin, love your picture. I haven't heard of this one, look forward to your review.

  6. I hope you love it and it's just the start of a fabulous year of reading. Happy New Year!

  7. I love Nordic crime fiction and put this one on my list!

  8. Sounds like the perfect book for this time of year. I hope you are enjoying it. I haven't read much Nordic crime though I have enjoyed some other Nordic fiction like The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and A Man Called Ove.

    Happy New Year!


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