The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Thora is getting bored with life as a lawyer in Reykjavik. When a paid opportunity to help her boyfriend investigate one of his bank’s clients, a mining operation in Greenland that has come upon difficulties, she leaps at the offer. After arriving there, she has her doubts. If she ever thought the winters in Iceland were hard she will never think so again. Eastern Greenland is desolate and the weather is brutal. Even worse the two miners her group is supposed to meet are missing. Did they succumb to the elements or did they meet with foul play?
Like all of her books there is a lot going on and it slowly builds. I can’t really say much about the plot without giving some of the carefully reveled clues away so I’ll just say you get a taste of Eastern Greenland and most of us can cross that off our list of places to visit. It’s interesting how the author blends past and present, folklore and science, the expected and unexpected into this entertaining mystery. It’s slow paced, but the style matches the story and setting.
If you’re sick and tired of the cold, this will make you feel a little better about our weather. Not much, but a little.