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Devil’s Fjord by David Hewson

(AD) Hello and welcome to todays book review. I would like to thank David and Anne from Random Things Tours for this opportunity.


In this psychological thriller two local boys go missing, exposing the darkness at the heart of the Faroe Islands

A remote island. An isolated community. A terrible secret.

Devil’s Fjord

If the new District Sheriff, Tristan Haraldsen, thought moving to a remote village on the island of Vagar would be the chance for a peaceful life with his wife Elsebeth, his first few weeks in office swiftly correct him of that notion.

Provoked into taking part in the village’s whale hunt against his will, Haraldsen blunders badly, and in the ensuing chaos two local boys go missing. Blaming himself, Haraldsen dives into the investigation and soon learns that the boys are not the first to have gone missing on Vagar.

As Tristan and Elsebeth become increasingly ensnared by the island’s past, they realise its wild beauty hides an altogether uglier and sinister truth.
The Coward is about hurt and forgiveness. It’s about how the world treats disabled people. And it’s about how we write and rewrite the stories we tell ourselves.


I have never read a book by David before but I will definitely be doing it again!

I really enjoyed Devil’s Fjord. The story was a fantastic glimpse into a life most of us don’t lead and I found myself researching things like The Grind outside of the book.

The chapters were well paced and enjoyable. The story leads you very much down one path but then you suddenly find yourself down a different one and it’s fantastic. The twist you don’t see coming and I thought I had it all figured out.

It was a really well written, very thought provoking, enjoyable book. Highly recommended.

About The Author

David Hewson is a former journalist with The Times, the Sunday Times and the Independent. He is the author of more than twenty-five novels including his Rome-based Nic Costa series, which has been published in fifteen languages. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series The Killing.

What others are saying


‘Hewson expertly paints a punishing Faroese winter, crafting the perfect backdrop for this chilling addition to the growing field of crime fiction set in the Faroe Islands’
Booklist on Devil’s Fjord      

‘No author has ever brought Rome so alive for me — nor made it seem so sinister’
PETER JAMES          

‘David Hewson’s Rome is dark and tantalising, seductive and dangerous, a place where present-day crimes ring with the echoes of history’
TESS GERRITSEN              

‘Hewson . . . effortlessly keeps thrills coming a mile a minute’
JEFFERY DEAVER             

‘Hewson does more than provide a thrilling read. He saves you the airfare to Italy. When you turn the last page, you’ll think you’ve been there’
LINWOOD BARCLAY                  

‘Costa and Peroni, like all the best fictional detectives, become more rounded and interesting with every episode’
Literary Review            

‘Hewson’s inventiveness never flags’
Sunday Times

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

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