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Serier: Jessica Niemi (4)

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"The fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling Ghosts of the Past series featuring homicide detective Jessica Niemi! Jessica Niemi is ordered to go on paid leave after a violent altercation, and she decides to travel to a small island in the land archipelago to escape attention and find some peace. Meanwhile, a group arrives on the island, and Jessica learns that they are the remaining members of the Doves, people who had to flee from Finland to Sweden during World War II and ended up living in anorphanage on the very same island. Jessica soon hears a local legend about a girl who also inhabited the orphanage. Every night at two o'clock, the girl would put on her blue coat and stand on the pier, looking out at the dark water. One night she disappeared and was never found. Not long after Jessica hears the story of the girl in blue, one of the remaining Doves dies. Jessica soon finds out that two other people have mysteriously died on the island, and they all seem to have something to do with the missing girl. Jessica can't be sure whether she's facing a killer or-just like the legend says-the ghost of the girl in the blue coat. While battling her own demons, uncertain what is real and what is not, Jessica searches for the truth to keep from becoming the next victim"--… (mere)
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Ghost Island has a lot of elements that I love in a thriller; an eerie atmosphere, an unreliable narrator, a locked-room type mystery, secrets, and cold cases that have a profound effect on people in the present. And for whatever reason, there is something about nordic noir mysteries that just seem to have this extra feeling of menace and tension to them that I can't explain.

Jessica is not an easy character to like, but I love the way the author writes her personality. Suffering from schizophrenia, the reader constantly has to decide whether what Jessica sees is actually there or created from her mind, something that adds an extra element to the story, and you have to really pay attention to what you are reading. Because this book is so atmospheric, it just adds layers to what is already a pretty layered book. Unfortunately, Jessica felt like the only character that was developed in this book and I would have liked to have seen some development from the other characters as well, considering this is the fourth book in the series. One of the 'birds of spring' was angry at Jessica all the time, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why as it was never explained. Just being a nasty person isn't enough for a book like this.

The chapters were short and written in a choppy way, but I interpreted it as a stylistic choice to showcase Jessica's instability and mental illness. I will acknowledge that it could simply be translation issues. Because the chapters did jump around quite a bit, I did think it took away from the tension of the story as well as the character development. I did enjoy the story however, and I like it when it focuses on emotions rather than difficult political situations as so many murders are emotion/self-preservation based. I wasn't crazy about the ending though, as it did rely on a certain suspension of belief for some things to actually happen the way they did, and I couldn't do it. I did like how the author turned Jessica's personal life upside in a way she never expected, and I am curious as to how this will propel her life forward in future books.

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Ghost Island definitely had atmospheric feeling to it that I enjoyed, and I really liked the inclusion of Meija's story into the narrative. I don't think this book was as good as previous entries in this series and while it did have a tendency to drag on more than usual, there was still enough in it that I enjoyed. I do recommend reading the previous entries though, to get a feeling for Jessica's life prior to what happened and her leave of absence. The story had good momentum in the beginning, but seemed to lose steam towards the end, to the point where I don't think I could coherently give an account of that ending a week after finishing. But it did leave off with enough to make me curious about Jessica and where she is headed. ( )
  StephanieBN | Apr 12, 2024 |
This was a dark installment in the Jessica Niemi series. Jessica is in a dark head space and for three-quarters of the book, you are not sure if she will make it through to the end. I liked the ending, both for Jessica and Maija.
Maija's ending was bittersweet, I was truly hoping that she would pop-up somewhere and have a family and lived a long-life but this ending was more fitting. ( )
  Shauna_Morrison | Mar 4, 2024 |
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"The fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling Ghosts of the Past series featuring homicide detective Jessica Niemi! Jessica Niemi is ordered to go on paid leave after a violent altercation, and she decides to travel to a small island in the land archipelago to escape attention and find some peace. Meanwhile, a group arrives on the island, and Jessica learns that they are the remaining members of the Doves, people who had to flee from Finland to Sweden during World War II and ended up living in anorphanage on the very same island. Jessica soon hears a local legend about a girl who also inhabited the orphanage. Every night at two o'clock, the girl would put on her blue coat and stand on the pier, looking out at the dark water. One night she disappeared and was never found. Not long after Jessica hears the story of the girl in blue, one of the remaining Doves dies. Jessica soon finds out that two other people have mysteriously died on the island, and they all seem to have something to do with the missing girl. Jessica can't be sure whether she's facing a killer or-just like the legend says-the ghost of the girl in the blue coat. While battling her own demons, uncertain what is real and what is not, Jessica searches for the truth to keep from becoming the next victim"--

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