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Aud (it rhymes with "shroud" ) Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She can restore a log cabin with antique tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands. As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir, Aud is a hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority.

In the aftermath of her lover's murder, the last thing a grieving Aud wants is another case. Against her better judgment she agrees to track down an old friend's runaway fiancée--and finds herself up against both a sociopath so artful that the law can't touch him, and the terrible specters of loss and guilt. As stylish as this year's Prada and as arresting as a razor at the throat, Stay places Nicola Griffith in the first rank of new-wave crime writers.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:303 pages

    Stay Reviews

  • Lex Kent
    Jun 28, 2016

    This was a very good sequel to The Blue Place. If you have not read The Blue Place yet, do not read this one until you do. For those who have, know how heartbreaking The blue Place ended. Stay is abou...

  • Ulf Kastner
    Nov 02, 2007

    I'd read Nicola Griffith's previous book featuring the same protagonist, Aud Torvingen, about seven years ago and couldn't recall much in terms of plot or mood as I began to read this one.That is unti...

  • Rob
    Nov 29, 2015

    ...The climax of the first book was absolutely heartbreaking. In this novel you are left with the feeling Aud has managed to crawl out of the hole she found herself in. There is trouble brewing on the...

  • Kennedy
    Jun 26, 2015

    WOW! Aud the backbone of the story is quite the woman. Her change in personality from the blue place is quite interesting to watch unfold. "We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better ...

  • Althea Ann
    Sep 28, 2013

    Griffith has written a couple of excellent sci-fi novels ('Ammonite' and 'Slow River'). 'Stay is more of a thriller/crime novel, but since I had liked her other books so much, I decided to pick it up....

  • Sharonm
    Mar 04, 2011

    I really loved this second in the Aud (rhymes with crowd) Torvingen series. I'd already read the first and third, somehow missing this one. Griffith does an amazing job of making her characters, and e...

  • Baxter Trautman
    May 06, 2014

    Excellent sequel, in which Aud's heart, alluded too in The Blue Place, shines through. Crafty Nicola Griffith set Aud up beautifully in this taut, richly written mystery. ...

  • Miriam
    Feb 19, 2012

    Not really a mystery....

  • Julie
    Apr 03, 2014

    ok really like the aud torvingen series....

  • Wildlx
    Aug 20, 2013

    Stay continues the story of Aud Torvingen, the complex character introduced by Nicola Griffith in The Blue Place. In profound grief over the death of her lover, Aud has been living a reclusive life, r...