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Iceland, 2017: When a young Italian tourist is found brutally murdered at a sacred church in northern Iceland, Magnus Jonson, newly returned to the Reykjavík police force, is called in to investigate. At the scene, he finds a stunned TV crew, there to film a documentary on the life of the legendary Viking Gudrid the Wanderer. 

Magnus quickly begins to suspect that there may be more links to the murdered woman than anyone in the film crew will acknowledge. As jealousies come to the surface, new tensions replace old friendships and history begins to rewrite itself, a shocking second murder leads Magnus to question everything he thought he knew.... 

©2018 Michael Ridpath (P)2018 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Reliable

Narration is wonderful, the best. Simple storey line, easy to follow. In a year or two will be ok to listen again.

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Enjoyed this - different background and setting.

Interesting story, set in Iceland with Viking background made it different. Good story. Brilliantly performed, as always by Sean Barrett, my favourite narrator.

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Good whodunnit and excellent reading

Murders and some dodgy archeological discoveries... a good solid detective drama that I listen to while driving and doing housework. This part of the series steps away from Magnus’s personal backstory and resumes ‘murder of the week’ mode which is probably better. Some nice tensions and plausible motives to keep you guessing. Great reading by Sean Barrat.

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Enjoyed this.

Good story, I've really enjoyed all of this author's books. Great narration (as always) from Sean Barrett.

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Great story

I really enjoyed this book, great story, great characters and excellent narration by Sean Barratt. I love the setting in Iceland and one gets a taste of it without the descriptions being overdone.

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the Wanderer

fantastic story line, well drawn l, oved characters, location descriptions are spellbinding and with the incomparable voice and skills of the amazing Sean Barrett.