An extreme environment calls for extreme methods if retired Greenlandic Police Constable David Maratse is to catch a sadistic killer.
When the body of a missing teenager is discovered, Police Sergeant Petra Jensen’s stiff and bloody clothes are found beside a nearby hole in the sea ice. The local police assume she is dead. The suicide note, written in her own hand, confirms it.
The investigation is closed and her clothes are buried in a small casket in the pre-cut grave – one of seven dug before winter in the graveyard above Inussuk, a small Arctic settlement on the exposed west coast of Greenland.
For retired Police Constable David Maratse, the funeral is just a formality, something to be endured, if only to convince the press, the politicians, and the police, that Petra, one of Greenland’s finest officers, is dead.
As the hunt for the teenager’s killer resumes, Maratse harnesses his dog team, and slips away under the cover of the winter night to begin his search for Petra, free from the prying eyes of the press, far from the restraints of the law.
Set during the sunless and tortuous Greenlandic winter, on the sea ice over 600 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, “We Shall Be Monsters” is the third and the darkest to date of the three books in the Greenland Crime series featuring retired Police Constable David Maratse.
What Amazon readers are saying about book 1: Seven Graves One Winter
★★★★★ 'Seven Graves, One Winter has to be one of the best Scandie Crime thrillers that I have read. The mix of Greenland politics and murder kept my interest. Added to that, we have Maratse, a very complex character, whose back story, in itself, proves to be most intriguing. The plot is clever and the last few chapters exciting.'
★★★★★ 'The story is gripping and well thought out. The characters believable and the description of the locations and events are brilliant. This book left me eager to read more by the same author.'
What Amazon readers are saying about book 2: Blood Floe
★★★★★ 'Great storyline and characters but, it's the description of life and the people of Greenland that gives this series an edge. Thoroughly good read.'
★★★★★ 'I have become attached to the character Maratse.'
★★★★★ 'There's plenty of action in this series. Blood Floe is very fast paced.'