To see all of Booklist’s choices for best crime novels of 2014, click here.
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John Gibson says he couldn’t put North of Boston down. Click here to listen to the interview.
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“This intense, slow-burning literary thriller…effortlessly evokes a complex story of suspense and threat that builds to a riveting climax. On this evidence Elo…could well become a major force in the thriller world.”
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“James Scott’s ‘The Kept’ and Elisabeth Elo’s ‘North of Boston’ are expansive takes on crime. The murder plots are compelling, yes, but the characters and their psychological issues are even more so.” For the full review, click here.
“Indie Next Great Reads” are books hand-selected by independent booksellers around the country. For a look at the complete list for February 2014, click here.
“Elo’s first novel links the commercial fishing industry, the perfume industry, and conservation in a hunt for justice. Perfume executive Pirio Kasparov earns the name “The Swimmer” after surviving four impossible hours in freezing water after a bizarre hit-and-run incident in the ocean demolishes the fishing boat she was on, but her superhero status is no consolation when she informs her friend’s young son that his father didn’t survive… Pirio Kasparov is an alluring heroine. She’s sharp-witted, hell-bent on finding the truth, and her narrative voice is laced with surly sexiness. Pirio’s baldly honest, slightly melancholic reflections and Elo’s use of extreme natural settings will have strong appeal for Scandinavian crime fans. An impressive debut with surprising literary depth.”
—Booklist, starred review