A dark, claustrophobic, slow burn of a book, with a satisfying conclusion. Winterkill is a bittersweet book in the Dark Iceland series. This is a book which I read as a stand alone and it worked quite well but I was aware of missing a lot of backstory which may have added to my enjoyment. I will reread this book after reading the previous five.
Winterkill is a sophisticated narrative, it is dealing with relevant issues in today’s society which makes it all the more emotive for the reader. It is very current. In terms of the subject matter Winterkill is quite a sad read. Exploring as it does the subject matter of grief. You identify with the characters and what they are living through in their lives.
There is a great sense of isolation in this book, both in the location and personal isolation, and detachment from their own lives and the lives of others. In fact isolation and detachment figure so large in this book that they may be considered characters in their own right.
Emotional, atmospheric and deeply unsettling, Winterkill is a poignant and engaging book. It is highly engaging read and also highly recommended.