Title: The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake
Author: Sif Sigmarsdóttir
Published: June 27th 2019
My Rating: 3.5
Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy from the publisher, all opinions are my own.
Thank you BKMRK for sending me an ARC copy of this to read and review!
I love reading a good murder mystery book and I’ve been in such a mood to read them ever since A Good Girls Guide To Murder and I’ve been eyeing this up on my shelf for a couple weeks so I just decided to pick it up and start it!
The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake is a murder mystery book based in Iceland, it’s done from two points of view, Hannah Eiríksdóttir, who has been sent to Iceland as punishment as her mother died and her father lives in Iceland. She barely knows her father but is to work on her fathers newspaper as a journalist before she goes to school there. Our other main character is Imogen Collins, she’s a social media influencer from London who flaunts her London lifestyle, but behind the screen she’s hiding a dark secret that she thought would never be revealed but the Beast is back and now she has to go to Iceland and work with him.
But when Hannah arrives in Iceland, a man has been murdered, Imogen has a motive but will Hannah figure out the truth? The two girls lives end up colliding and Hannah is determined to figure out the mystery of the case as she doesn’t believe Imogen is the killer despite her motive. We see the story from Hannah’s point of view in the present time and Imogen’s starts in the past so we can see her view of the events of the murder until it catches up to the present and weaves in with Hannah.
I found this relatively fast paced, a few moments where I thought it was a bit slower but it picked up again easily. It’s not an action packed mystery where you’re constantly suspecting people, I thought it was all going to wrap up nicely but no, the ending was not satisfying and I want more!😱 I enjoyed the format it was set in, showing instagram posts saying what the photo would be and the author has told us what the caption is and what their real captions would’ve been, it was something different to see in a YA book I think!
I’m looking forwards to grabbing myself a fullcover copy once it comes out and getting both that and my ARC signed by the author at YALC in July and I can’t wait to see what she writes next as I really enjoyed her other book, I Am Traitor 🙂