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  • Location: Iceland

Girls Who Lie

Girls Who Lie

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2000s: A woman is found dead in the Icelandic icefields

  • ISBN: B08T5VZ6MK
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

When single mother Maríanna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, everyone assumes that she’s taken her own life … until her body is found on the Grábrók lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder. Her neglected fifteen-year-old daughter Hekla has been placed in foster care, but is her perfect new life hiding something sinister?

Fifteen years earlier, a desperate new mother lies in a maternity ward, unable to look at her own child, the start of an odd and broken relationship that leads to a shocking tragedy.

Police officer Elma and her colleagues take on the case, which becomes increasingly complex, as the number of suspects grows and new light is shed on Maríanna’s past – and the childhood of a girl who never was like the others

Travel Guide

The Icelandic town of Akranes and Western Iceland

Akranes is the town  where the author grew up, so she has excellent first-hand knowledge of the area and in particular, of the small Icelandic community.

This is raw Iceland. Small communities in small towns remote from one another. The ice and lava fields are the main setting here and there’s a  crime scene around the main feature of this volcanic area.

Crime and cold goings on are perfectly set here. Small towns, remote areas and lots of distance provide the perfect chilling background.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Girls Who Lie

Destination/location: Iceland  Author/guide:  Eva Björg Ægisdóttir  Departure Time: 200s

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