A gripping Nordic noir. The story sings, it is extremely well written, and it’s a genuine page-turner. In short, I love it!

Chris Vick - Author of Kook (Harper Collins)

A YA thriller that had me at the edge of my seat from its arresting opening to the epic finale

Sallyanne Sweeney - Judge, Bath Children’s Novel Award

A dark and compelling psychological thriller from an exciting new voice in YA fiction.

Steve Voake - Author and Senior Lecturer

I read the novel in a kind of breathless rush, my shoulders stiff with tension until I’d got to the final page.

Dr. Lucy Christopher - Author of Stolen

"a modern day Wuthering Heights with tons of heart and guts - plus a stunning Norwegian back drop"


Lucy van Smit is an award-winning author and an artist who regrets selling off most of her paintings to pay the rent (Jeremy Clarkson owns two). After boy trouble, Lucy dropped out of Art School for a year, ran away to New York and dared herself to sell encyclopedias door-to-door in America. She got her BA Hons in Fine Art, landed a job in TV, travelled worldwide for NBC News, flew on Air Force One with President Reagan, got surrounded by tanks at Manila airport during a coup, before she chilled and made documentaries for Canadian TV on writers like John Le Carre and Ian McEwan.