Lilja Sigurdardottir: Red As Blood

Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Red As Blood. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the blog tour and Orenda Books for my copy of the book.


When entrepreneur Flosi arrives home for dinner one night, he discovers that his house has been ransacked, and his wife Gudrun missing. A letter on the kitchen table confirms that she has been kidnapped. If Flosi doesn’t agree to pay an enormous ransom, Gudrun will be killed. 

Forbidden from contacting the police, he gets in touch with Áróra, who specialises in finding hidden assets, and she, alongside her detective friend Daniel, try to get to the bottom of the case without anyone catching on.

Meanwhile, Áróra and Daniel continue the puzzling, devastating search for Áróra’s sister Ísafold, who disappeared without trace. As fog descends, in a cold and rainy Icelandic autumn, the investigation becomes increasingly dangerous, and confusing. 

Chilling, twisty and unbearably tense, Red as Blood is the second instalment in the riveting, addictive An Áróra Investigation series, and everything is at stake…


I’ve been looking forward to Red As Blood since we first met Arora in Cold As Hell and it absolutely did not disappoint! Arora us intelligent and determined and it was great to see her at work again. She’s not as involved in the early stages of the investigation, which is where we meet Daniel and Helena, who are also very thorough, no nonsense members of the team. I enjoyed getting to know them through elements of their personal life too.

The novel is set mostly in Iceland and Sigurdardottir sets the scene really well. Her descriptions are incredibly sharp and I immediately felt as though I was transported to the various locations in the story. 

Red As Blood begins with the words of a ransom note and from there, we are plunged into a brilliantly engaging, fast paced story which is full of surprises. I did not want to put the book down. 

I can’t wait to continue this series and see where the author takes these characters! 

Red As Blood is available from Amazon.

You can follow the rest of the blog tour here:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s