I thought “The Day is Dark” was very well done. I honestly didn’t know who did what to whom and I loved the different things that were going on and finding out what happened to each character. And I did love that science in the end is explaining what is happening to some of the people in the village, but the villagers took it as a different thing which played into their own mythos.
Thora is feeling bored and gets the opportunity to work with Matthew on an insurance case involving his bank. A mining company has fallen behind schedule in a location in Greenland. The workers refuse to come back after one woman went missing and two other men as well. Thora is supposed to determine if the mining company is at fault and if the bank can get out of paying. Once again Bella is forced to go along (seriously I wonder why) and Thora and Matthew also go with a former worker at the company, a doctor, a searcher, and an IT specialist.
Thora seems to fumble a lot in this book. She just kind of wades in and thinks she knows things and sometimes she messes things up by how she asks questions.
I thought the writing at times got a bit “bumpy” and the flow did as well. I flew through the last book, but this one I really had to focus on while reading. And that was because I was trying to link all of the characters/missing together and didn’t realize how in essence there were a lot of “stories” going on and only some of them were linked.
The setting of Greenland sounds desolate, cold and just scary after a while. Scratch that place off my travel list.
I thought the ending hit on a little bit of supernatural which I think Sigurdardottir does quite well.
- I read this for Cannonball Read 14 book bingo:
- Cold: A book with a cold landscape, set during cold weather, or involving the common cold (or other virus); a book that has received a cold shoulder from reviewers; a book involving cold characters; a book that groups have attempted to ban.
- The main part of this book takes place in Greenland during the winter months. Also there’s a whole virus that plays on what is happening to some of the people in this one. Heck, I will even say some characters were pretty cold to others in this one.