Title: Where Raven’s Roost (Detective Kjeld Nygaard Book 1)
Author: Karin Nordin
Publisher: HQ Digital
Thank you so much to Netgalley and HQ Digital for approving me for this arc.
I think this was my first venture into reading crime novels set in Sweden – and it’s also written by a Swedish author which was a bonus – and I can happily say that I wasn’t disappointed by what I read. Although it had a marginally slow start I saw this as a gradual lead-up to the reveal of what the whole novel is centred around, which turned out to be a complex mystery that kept me so gripped that I finished the whole thing within a few hours!
I really enjoyed seeing snippets of the family’s past throughout; the reasons for why things are the way the are between Kjeld and his family – the fact that the title actually corresponds with an element of the story and made sense when I was reading. As someone who has friends in this community, and am a big supporter of, I also appreciated the LGBTQIA+ representation in the story through the main character Kjeld, who I found loveable despite his flaws and whose character development definitely shone through for me. The mystery, as I have said, was gripping, and by the end I was sitting on the edge of my bed to find out if my guesses on the answers to certain questions, were right. Great first book in the series; if arcs of the sequels become available on Netgalley, I will definitely request to read them, as I’m intrigued to see where the author will take me next in Kjeld’s story.
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