A Haunting in the Arctic

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A Haunting in the Arctic takes place aboard the Ormen, an old ship that has washed up on the shore of Iceland. In 1901, it was a whaler, aboard which Nicky woke up on against her will and discovers what her purpose will be to the crew. In 1973, it was a research vessel that was discovered with the entire crew missing, except for one dead body. Now, Dominique boards the wreck intending to document its final days before it is destroyed. She’ll uncover the dark and grisly past of this ship, and all the lives it has ruined.

This is a truly haunting tale about the horrors that are often inflicted on women, but also about tragedy and guilt. I can’t imagine going through what Nicky did. It’s easy to understand her desire for revenge. The author did a great job of showing the uncontrollable nature of revenge, how it often hurts more people than you think and has unforeseen consequences. If you enjoy ghost stories and historical fiction, then this is a book for you to add to your reading list. However, be warned there are many instances of physical/sexual abuse and self-harm in this book.

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Author C J Cooke
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group
Publish Date 27-Feb-2024
ISBN 9780593550205 Buy this Book
Issue February 2024
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller