Category Archives: Jan Reyna (Faroes Novels) by Chris Ould

Jan Reyna is a British detective returning to his home in the Faroe Islands, which he left when he was very young. As he learns about his heritage, he is drawn into cases by local detective Hjalte Hentze. Simple, beautifully paced, bleak and subtle work from BAFTA-winner Chris Ould.

REVIEW: The Killing Bay by Chris Ould (Jan Reyna (Faroes Series) #2)

Series: Jan Reyna (Faroes Novels)

Book Number: 2

Read this book for: enjoyable characters, procedural accuracy, atmospheric writing, realistic mystery, Scandanavian/Nordic Noir, multiple storylines

Quick Review: A subtle and satisfying read; absolutely pick this one up for the fascinating weave of multiple storylines and bleak atmosphere – another must-read in a brilliant series.

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REVIEW: The Blood Strand by Chris Ould (Jan Reyna (Faroes Novels) #1)

Series: Jan Reyna (Faroes Novels)

Book Number: 1

Read this book for: enjoyable characters, procedural accuracy, atmospheric writing, realistic mystery, Scandanavian/Nordic Noir

Quick Review: Absolutely must read. From the bleak atmosphere to the realistic characters and procedure to the perfect slow increase of tension across the piece, THE BLOOD STRAND abandons the usual overblown nature of a thriller to create an incredibly satisfying, subtle read.

To Be Released: February 16, 2016

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Having left his home in the Faroe Islands as a very young child, Jan Reyna considers himself mainly a British detective. When he returns to the Faroes for the first time in many years to visit his estranged father who has just suffered a major stroke, he discovers a suspicious set of circumstances surrounding the man. Combined with a newly-discovered body and having been asked for input by local detective Hjalti Hentze, he finds himself learning more about his long-lost family’s secrets than he may have ever wanted to know. Continue reading REVIEW: The Blood Strand by Chris Ould (Jan Reyna (Faroes Novels) #1)