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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 22, 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
    Oct 25, 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 19, 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 27, 2014

    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
    Jun 09, 2010

    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
    Feb 11, 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 08, 2012

    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
    May 08, 2009

    Not really a mystery....

  • Julie
    Mar 27, 2014

    ok really like the aud torvingen series....

  • JGNB
    Mar 14, 2017

    A good story that will lead you to think of a female James Bond. Well written and keeps you interested....

About Nicola Griffith

Nicola Griffith

Nicola Griffith has won the Washington State Book Award, the Nebula Award, the James Tiptree, Jr. Memorial Award, the World Fantasy Award, Premio Italia, and six Lambda Literary Awards. She is also the co-editor of the Bending the Landscape series of anthologies. Her newest novel is Hild. She lives in Seattle with her wife, writer Kelley Eskridge.Series:* Aud Torvingen