Can’t Wait Wednesday : Kin (The Helga Finnsdottir #1) by Snorri Kristjansson

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is: Kin (The Helga Finnsdottir #1) by Snorri Kristjansson

kinHe can deny it all he likes, but everyone knows Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson brought home a great chest of gold when he retired from the longboats and settled down with Hildigunnur in a remote valley. Now, in the summer of 970, adopted daughter Helga is awaiting the arrival of her unknown siblings: dark, dangerous Karl, lithe, clever Jorunn, gentle Aslak, henpecked by his shrewish wife, and the giant Bjorn, made bitter by Volund, his idiot son.

And they’re coming with darkness in their hearts.

The siblings gather, bad blood simmers and old feuds resurface as Unnthor’s heirs make their moves on the old man’s treasure – until one morning Helga is awakened by screams. Blood has been shed: kin has been slain.

No one confesses, but all the clues point to one person – who cannot possibly be the murderer, at least in Helga’s eyes. But if she’s going to save the innocent from the axe and prevent more bloodshed, she’s got to solve the mystery – fast . . .

Due to be published March 8th 2018

18 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Kin (The Helga Finnsdottir #1) by Snorri Kristjansson”

  1. thebookishlibra

    My goal this year is to finish more series before I start new ones, but this does sound so good! I don’t know that I’ve ever read a book that features Vikings.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This could be your first Viking book! I do like the sound of this one, very much.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I just saw this on NetGalley and wow it looks great! A Viking murder mystery/family saga, great choice!

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    The cover reminds me of a horror book and then I read the blurb. It definitely sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I like the sound of this one. I’m not entirely sure what to expect but I read an interview with the author and it intrigued me – particularly the lengths he went to in the name of research.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Book Club Mom

    This one sounds dark and gripping – I love the cover!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m really keen to read this one – I like the idea of the mystery and it does look a bit dark and brooding. Plus, vikings.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    And another one for the TBR! Thanks!

  6. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    This sounds great! I’d seen the cover around before, but never took the time to read what it was about before 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like the sound of it very much and the cover is moody.
      Lynn 😀

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Well, a murder mystery set in an ancient Viking background would indeed be a first for me: color me intrigued! 😀

  8. Greg

    Wow this looks fabulous. A Viking murder mystery, and involving kin? I’m definitely adding my TBR!

  9. Carmen

    Ooh, this one sounds so good…I hope it delivers big time! 🙂

  10. sjhigbee

    Ooo… I LOVE the sound of this one! Thank you for sharing, Lynn:)

  11. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I spied this on NetGalley the other day. TEMPTING…

  12. Danya @ Fine Print

    Normally I’m not that into Viking stories (I know, I’m the odd one out!), but I do like the idea of a murder mystery meets family drama.

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