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, a screenwriter, 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.