Book - The Fire Pit


Titan Books announce the publication next month of the final book in the Faroes trilogy by Chris Ould with The Fire Pit...

Read our reviews of the other two books in the trilogy - The Blood Strand and The Killing Bay.


Return to the haunting beauty of the Faroe Islands one final time with The Fire Pit, the stunning conclusion to the Nordic crime novel series by BAFTA award-winning scriptwriter Chris Ould, and follow DI Jan Reyna as he uncovers decades old secrets and unravels the mysteries of his past.

In the wake of a dying man’s apparent suicide, the skeleton of a young woman is discovered on a windswept hillside. Detective Hjalti Hentze suspects that it is the body of a Norwegian woman reported missing forty years earlier, while a commune occupied the land, and whose death may be linked to the abduction and rape of a local Faroese girl.

Meanwhile British DI Jan Reyna is pursuing his investigation into his mother’s suicide. But as he learns more about her final days, links between the two cases start to appear: a conspiracy of murder and abuse spanning four decades. And as Hentze puts the same pieces together, he realizes that Reyna is willing to go further than ever before to learn the truth…


Chris Ould has worked on many TV shows including The Bill, Soldier Soldier, Casualty and Hornblower. He is the author of the Faroes crime series, the first book of which received a starred review from Booklist. He has also written two other books, Road Lines and A Kind of Sleep. He lives in Dorset.

The Fire Pit is Published on 20th February.

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