It’s hard being a judge; I now know how Arlene Phillips and Simon Cowell feel on times! But there can be only 5 winners, so here they are and why:
For showing an interest and understanding the in the novel: Jo Galloway.
For showing an interest and commitment to new authors: Neil Colquhoun.
For having immediate intrigue and finding a personal angle with the story: Jo Orr.
For being triggered into a new interest in crime reading: Pearl.
For enjoying Scandinavian and psychological crime: Justine.
Congratulations to you all! An email requesting your full name and address is winging its way to you right now. Thank you to everyone who entered and to Canongate for the books.
Important message: if you didn’t win on this occasion, keep trying with all competitions. Another book will be coming here later in the year and it’s a beauty: a mystery and coming of age novel with dark undertones, but heart warming and enlightening too.