Several weeks ago a tweet caught my eye. It was singing the praises of "Wolf Winter", a debut novel along with a link to the trailer for the book. I was intrigued so I followed the link and watched the trailer, and from that I knew I really wanted to read this book, so I quickly popped over to Amazon and bought a copy... I was not disappointed.
For a first novel this really hit the spot for me and I thought it was an excellent read. It's a murder mystery which unfolds through the eyes of both Frederika and her mother, Maija. I lost count of how many times I shivered whilst reading the descriptions of Winter approaching the settlements, it almost had me reaching for a pair of thick woolly socks. I would suggest a hot chocolate to hand would also be a good idea before you start reading! What a great debut novel and a strong start to a writing career. I am already waiting in anticipation for her next book which I believe is due out next spring. Watch Wolf Winter Trailer and judge for yourself.
Cecilia Ekbäck was born in Sweden in a small northern town. Her parents come from Lapland. In 2010, she finished a Masters in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. She now lives in Calgary with her husband and twin daughters, 'returning home' to the landscape and the characters of her childhood in her writing. Wolf Winter is her first novel and she is currently working on her second novel.
Now for the giveaway, Cecilia is sponsoring 3 signed copies of her debut novel Wolf Winter. Giveaway is open worldwide and the winners will be picked by Raffle Copter. Huge thanks to Cecilia and good luck to all who enter.
If you really can't wait to read this then the book is available here http://www.ceciliaekback.com/buy/