Saturday, February 1, 2014

Giveaway: North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo

Dennis Lehane meets Smilla’s Sense of Snow: a big discovery in the world of female suspense, about an edgy young woman with the rare ability to withstand extreme conditions

Elisabeth Elo’s debut novel introduces Pirio Kasparov, a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north.

When the fishing boat Pirio is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow, she survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast Guard. But the boat’s owner and her professional fisherman friend, Ned, is not so lucky.

Compelled to look after Noah, the son of the late Ned and her alcoholic prep school friend, Thomasina, Pirio can’t shake the lurking suspicion that the boat’s sinking—and Ned’s death—was no accident. It’s a suspicion seconded by her deeply cynical, autocratic Russian father, who tells her that nothing is ever what it seems. Then the navy reaches out to her to participate in research on human survival in dangerously cold temperatures.

With the help of a curious journalist named Russell Parnell, Pirio begins unraveling a lethal plot involving the glacial whaling grounds off Baffin Island. In a narrow inlet in the arctic tundra, Pirio confronts her ultimate challenge: to trust herself.

A gripping literary thriller, North of Boston combines the atmospheric chills of Jussi Adler-Olsen with the gritty mystery of Laura Lippman. And Pirio Kasparov is a gutsy, compellingly damaged heroine with many adventures ahead.

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Carl Scott said...

I'm reading an autobiography of the Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, "Unbowed". Fascinating woman.

Carol M said...

I'm reading The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff.

Anita Yancey said...

I am just starting Tempted by Megan Hart.

Courtney Whisenant said...

The Goldfinch

Vennie Martinisi said...

I am reading The Dark Monk (Hangman's Daughter Series #2) by Oliver Pötzsch. I just started the book yesterday (while snowed in) and it looks like it's going to be very good!

Linda Kish said...

I am reading Nowhere To Run by Mary Jane Clark

Kyaw Sein said...

My Little sister

Jody Darden said...

Started today "A Land More Kind than Home" by Wiley Cash

KAS said...

I'm reading The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh. Thanks for this opportunity!

KAS said...

The Weight of Blood by McHugh. Thanks for this opportunity!

Cheers - Kara

Bee said...

Im currently reading Praying Drunk. Its a collection of short stories.

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