A review by booksbybindu
Girls Who Lie by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir


‘Girls Who Lie’ is an outstanding book. It’s taut, chilling, completely gripping, a fascinating location and oh my the tension! This is the second book in the Forbidden Iceland series but it can be read as a standalone. However, I recommend you read ‘Creak on the Stairs’ as it's brilliant - plus it just won a CWA Dagger so you know it's a great series!

Iceland and its country is another character in this book as Eva brilliantly describes the landscape and its weather, to the extent that you feel you are there hearing the windows rattle in the wind. Plus, I don't think I have ever read a book where the deposition site is a cave in a lava field before! So unique.

The addition of the chapters in which you find out about the life of a young mother 15 years ago made for a gradual build-up of information and tension. As a reader, you wanted to know more and the background behind the mother's experience. I must say when the ‘ah-ha’ moment arrived I was not expecting it at all! Well done Eva!

I really enjoyed the interaction between Elma and Saver as they were a good counterbalance to the dark aspects of the book. The development of both their characters I felt made them come across as more human and well rounded. I can't wait to see what happens to them in the next book. It's these two characters which made the book compelling.

Random point here - I can't wait to try a danish pastry that is so long it has to be cut into pieces. That sounds like heaven!

I can't wait for the next in the series.