A Friday Post: Seven Graves, One Winter, by Christoffer Petersen

Hello everyone!

It’s Friday, so a good excuse to share some snippets of my current read.


Every Friday Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Gillion at Rose City Reader where you can share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

My current read is “Seven Graves, One Winter, by Christoffer Petersen. It’s proving to be more of a political thriller than a police procedural.

They dug the graves on the mountain’s knee, in the stubborn earth pinched between boulders of granite.

Also every Friday there is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice.

30879-friday2b56These are the rules:

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.
  • Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
  • Post it.
  • Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post.

A snippet from page 56:

He was the last to leave the aircraft, but the first to leave the airport. The gravedigger met him at the door.


Book synopsis (from Goodreads):

In the remote Arctic community of Inussuk, seven graves are dug at the end of each summer, before the ground freezes. As winter approaches, the question is, will they be enough?
When Constable David Maratse is invalided off the force, he moves to a remote Arctic island to live the life of a subsistence fisherman. But when his long line hooks the body of a politician’s daughter, he finds himself both prime suspect and lead investigator in Greenland’s most sensational murder case.
“Seven Graves, One Winter” is the first full novel featuring Greenlandic Police Constable David Maratse.

5 thoughts on “A Friday Post: Seven Graves, One Winter, by Christoffer Petersen

  1. I would have expected more police procedural from the description too, I think. This does sound good though. Greenland isn’t a setting I’ve spent much time in reading-wise. And I love that opening you shared. I hope you are enjoying it! Have a great weekend!

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