I am pretty excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Ice Coven (Jessica Niemi #2) by Max Seeck! I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and Max Seeck for letting me be a part of the tour.
Author: Max Seeck
Published by: Berkley Books
Released: September 28, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy provided by Publisher
Synopsis: Investigator Jessica Niemi is in a race against time to find the link between a body with strange markings that has washed up on a frigid shore in Finland and two mysterious disappearances in this terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Witch Hunter.
Six months have passed since Jessica's encounter with the mysterious serial-killing coven of witches and the death of her mentor Erne. Her nightmares about her mother and the witchcraft that undid her have only gotten worse, but she's doing what she can to stay focused. Her homicide squad, now under new leadership, has been given a murder case and a new series of disappearances to investigate. A young woman's corpse has washed up on an icy beach, and two famous Instagram influencers have gone missing at the same time.
The missing influencers and the murdered woman all have ties to a sinister cult. Jessica finds an eerie painting--of a lighthouse on a frigid island--as she investigates and under the picture is a gruesome poem detailing a murder. The nightmares about her dead mother have intensified and seem all too real, making Jessica wonder if the woman might be trying to tell her something about the killings. And as Jessica works frantically to solve her latest case, her terrifying past and the coven of witches that almost killed her shockingly reemerge and threaten to destroy her. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This book cover just screams winter and Nordic Noir. I'm here for it. Once I picked this one up, I couldn't really put it down. The mystery really grabbed me and I had to solve it. I wasn't right in trying to figure everything out, but I had a lot of fun trying.
I really enjoyed the mystery of this. I thought it was written in such a way that really grabbed my attention. I liked our detective of Jessica Niemi. I liked our frigid setting. Witches and Cults are always fun too.
I really enjoyed reading this one and will definitely check out more from this author. If you're looking for some Nordic Noir, I'd definitely say give it a read. It will definitely make you feel the winter vibes.
Max Seeck devotes his time to writing professionally. An avid reader of Nordic noir for personal pleasure, he listens to film scores as he writes. His accolades include the Finnish Whodunit Society's Debut Thriller of the Year Award 2016. Max Seeck has a background in sales and marketing and loves to promote his works, and is fluent in English and German.
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Ice Coven by Max Seeck. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and Max Seeck for letting me be a part of the tour! I'd definitely say give this one a read, especially if you want some thrills in your reading life.