I have for you another blog tour stop! This one is another extract from the marvellous book The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by Sif Sigmarsdóttir. I want to thank Darkroom Tours for having me along on the tour and for Hodder Books for sending me a copy.
Also take the time to stop off on some of the other amazing book bloggers on their Instagram pages for more reviews, extracts and Q&As.
The snow is falling thick and fast now. Snow
in Iceland is dangerous.
Hannah Eiríksdóttir has been banished from
her home in London to a place of eternal punishment for the wicked. No, not Hell, but close: Iceland. There, she faces a new life working as a journalist for her father’s newspaper – a man she barely knows.
Imogen Collins has the perfect life as a social
media influencer, showing off her glamorous
London existence to adoring fans. But behind
the filters lies a dark secret. She thought she’d
buried it: But the Beast is back – a ghost from
her past who’s threatening to ruin her future.
When a man is found murdered at the edge of the road in snowy Iceland the girls’ lives collide. Imogen had the motive. Can Hannah find out the truth, and discover the reality of the girl beneath the filters?
Behind perfection often lies unbearable ugliness.
Imogen Collins looks at herself in the mirror. Her skin looks really good today. Such a big change from a year ago when she spent every morning covering up spots and blemishes with a foundation so rich it felt like putting on wall paint. Maybe it’s the anti-blemish night cream the people at L’Oréal sent her that did the trick. Or maybe it has more to do with stress hormones and distance in time and space between her and the Beast.
Shit. There he is again. The Beast. Always creeping up on her, cropping up in her thoughts, uninvited and unwelcome. It’s been a year but the shadow is still there, even on a sunny morning like this one. Maybe she should see someone about this. Get some pills or something.
There is a creaking of floor boards. Imogen can hear footsteps on the other side of her closed bedroom door; they’re light and considered. It’s definitely Anna – Steph and Josh never bother to think whether the others are asleep when they get up early. That means there will be coffee ready in five minutes. Anna always makes extra for Imogen. Imogen loves Anna. If Anna were a man she would date her – hell, she’d marry her. Anna is the perfect person to live with. She’s quiet, she cooks and she makes a mean mojito. What more do you need in a partner?
Imogen can think of three things: eyes, brown and penetrating; cheeky grin vibrant enough to single-handedly sustain a whole night of slightly embarrassing erotic dreams; and abs hard as rock (she’d touched them by accident when they both went for the pulldown-station at the gym).