Faroes Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 614 ratings

The Blood Strand Summary

Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular.

But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case. The crime seems to have Reyna's father at its centre, but investigating it inevitably brings Reyna closer to the childhood events he's purposely erased from his memory. He is also confronted by his half brothers, who have their own agenda and seem intent on protecting the family name from any implication of wrongdoing.

Reyna's choice, then, is either to push through the resistance and risk what he might reveal about his past or to forsake the strange, windswept Faroe Islands for good. His decision will change the lives of everyone around him, but the truths he's already uncovered can't be reburied.

©2016 Chris Ould (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Blood Strand

    • Foroyar Triology, Book 1
    • By: Chris Ould
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 326

    Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular. But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Faroe - Scandinavian slow lane

    • By Rogayah on 17-03-16

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • The Killing Bay

    • Foroyar Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Chris Ould
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    When a group of international activists arrive on the Faroe Islands intent on stopping whale hunts, or grindadrap, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found murdered only hours after a violent confrontation at a whale drive, the circumstances seem purposely designed to create even more animosity between the two sides. For Faroese detective Hjalti Hentze and DI Jan Reyna, the case exposes personal connections and conflicts of interest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, well read

    • By mollyeyre on 03-03-17

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • The Fire Pit

    • By: Chris Ould
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In the wake of a dying man’s apparent suicide, the skeleton of a young woman is discovered on a windswept hillside. Detective Hjalti Hentze suspects that it is the body of a Norwegian woman reported missing 40 years earlier, while a commune occupied the land, and whose death may be linked to the abduction and rape of a local Faroese girl. Meanwhile British DI Jan Reyna is pursuing his investigation into his mother’s suicide. But as he learns more about her final days, links between the two cases start to appear: a conspiracy of murder and abuse spanning four decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyable and hard to put down

    • By mollyeyre on 08-06-18

    Regular price: £18.99