The Last Snow by Stina Jackson (ARC Review)

The Last Snow by Stina Jackson

Format: Hardback

Source: Publisher via Readers First

Publisher: Corvus

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Crime

Publication Date: 4th February 2021

Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):

What secrets are hidden within the walls of a desolate farmhouse in a forgotten corner of Lapland?

Early spring has its icy grip on Ödesmark, a small village in northernmost Sweden, abandoned by many of its inhabitants. But Liv Björnlund never left. She lives in a derelict house together with her teenage son, Simon, and her ageing father, Vidar. They make for a peculiar family, and Liv knows that they are cause for gossip among their few remaining neighbours.

Just why has Liv stayed by her domineering father’s side all these years? And is it true that Vidar is sitting on a small fortune? His questionable business decisions have made him many enemies over the years, and in Ödesmark everyone knows everyone, and no one ever forgets.

Now someone wants back what is rightfully theirs. And they will stop at nothing to get it, not matter who stands in their way.”

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My Thoughts & Review

Having read Stina Jacksons debut novel The Silver Road I couldn’t wait to pick this one especially after reading the interesting blurb. 

The Last Snow is a well written and is full of some beautiful descriptions of the Swedish landscape which I could visualise even though I’ve never seen the landscape in person. Also, I struggled with the story moving backwards and forwards, although we learn a lot about the characters and back story it was sometimes a bit difficult to distinguish who’s POV we were getting

The plot although interesting was a little slow to start with and did take me quite a while to get into but it did pick up. The I also found the plot to be a little predictable in places and worked out the twist at the end.

I have mixed feeling about the characters. Some felt as though they were missing some depth and most of the time I found them unlikeable and struggled to related with them.

Overall, this was a good Nordic noir but not one that had gripped from start to finish. Comparing both books by this author, I definitely enjoyed The Silver Road more. Saying that I would happily give another book by this author a go. 

If you are a fan of this genre or if you like prefer plot driven reads then this is definitely the book for you.  

A big thank you to Readers First and the publishers Atlantic Books/Corvus for my ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating

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Happy Reading!!!


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