Blog Tour: Embers by Josephine Greenland, March 18th – May 20th 2021

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By Josephine Greenland

March 4th – May 6th 2021

Publication Date: 4th March 2021

Publisher: Unbound

Page Length: 336 pages

Genre: Young Adult / Crime / Mystery

Two siblings, one crime. One long-buried secret.

17-year-old Ellen never wanted a holiday. What is there to do in a mining town in the northernmost corner of the country, with no one but her brother Simon – a boy with Asperger’s and obsessed with detective stories – for company?

Nothing, until they stumble upon a horrifying crime scene that brings them into a generations-long conflict between the townspeople and the native Sami. When the police dismiss Simon’s findings, he decides to track down the perpetrator himself. Ellen reluctantly helps, drawn in by a link between the crime and the siblings’ own past. What started off as a tedious holiday soon escalates into a dangerous journey through hatred, lies and self-discovery that makes Ellen question not only the relationship to her parents, but also her own identity.

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Josephine Greenland

Josephine is a Swedish-British writer from Sweden, currently working as an English teacher in Edinburgh. She has a BA in English from the University of Exeter, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham. She started writing novels at the age of nine, but only began writing seriously in English while at university, for her first creative writing course (2015). Since then, she’s had 14 short stories published, won two competitions and been shortlisted twice. Embers is her first novel, inspired by her travels in northern Sweden with her brother, and was her dissertation project for her MA. When not writing, she enjoys playing music, jogging, hiking, and discussing literature with her cat.


Tour Schedule

March 18th

Oh look, another book!

March 25th

Let Your Words Shine…

April 1st

Candlelight Reading

April 8th

Zoe’s Art, Craft and Life

April 15th

Linnea Tanner’s Official Blog

April 22nd

I got lost in a book

April 29th

The Books Delight

May 6th



May 13th

The Book Bandit’s Library


May 20th

Living in a Bookworld