As Easter is fast approaching, Påskekrim is nearing its end, and we are running out of time to join this tradition. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I briefly explained what Påskekrim is in this post, so feel free to check that out and come back later.
As we’re merely two days away from Easter Sunday, I thought today would be a good idea to give you some ideas of books you could read in order to hop on the Påskekrim train. They are all crime/thriller reads, of course, and could definitely could serve as a list of favorites of mine 😁 Here they are…
The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
The first one is a given – you can’t celebrate Påskekrim and not read a book by the Norwegian king of crime himself, am I right? You might remember my extensive review of The Snowman, which I absolutely devoured last summer. Yes, you read it right, I decided to pick up a book with lots of snow during summer. And let me tell you, it made me feel cold as if it were December!
This is a Nordic Noir police procedural about the hunt for a serial killer. This serial killer is the auto-proclaimed Snowman, which is what appears in people’s yards whenever the killer has striked – or is about to. As any good Nordic Noir, the novel also follows the main detective’s personal life and ominous past.
The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen & Greer Hendricks
Moving away from Nordic Noir, I would also like to recommend The Wife Between Us, a thriller that I devoured last year – and which blew my mind. This is about two women who have one common denominator in their lives – Richard. One of these women can’t help but feel that she is being followed, and she is sure that the other woman, her fiancé’s ex-wife, is behind it.
This book has one of the most unpredictable plot twists I have ever had the pleasure to read, and I am SO glad that I did read it. On another note, the authors’ newest book, An Anonymous Girl, is equally amazing, and you HAVE to give one of them a try someday because they’re great! You can click the book titles to check out my reviews of each one 😉
Between the Lies by Michelle Adams
This is my most recent thriller read, and boy is it good! The main character was involved in a car crash, which caused her to suffer from amnesia. Once she is established in her parents’ house, she starts getting suspicious and is convinced that her family is hiding things from her as she tries to recover her memory.
To quote myself, I absolutely loved this book, and found it to be a riveting and atmospheric read, filled with doubt and paranoia. It’s a perfect pick for Påskekrim, so I had to recommend it to you. You can read my review here, if you’re interested.
And those are my three recommendations for Påskekrim reads – what are yours? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you so much for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡