Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer and lives in Reykjavik. All her adult novels have been European bestsellers.
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The Undesired

Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Ashes to Dust

Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Someone to Watch Over Me

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth Thora Gudmundsdottir novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' (Daily Telegraph). A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of Magga, killed in a hit and run on her way to babysit? A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth Thora Gudmundsdottir novel.

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The Silence of the Sea

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The most chilling novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, an international bestseller at the height of her powers. 'Mummy dead.' The child's pure treble was uncomfortably clear. It was the last thing Brynjar - and doubtless the others - wanted to hear at that moment. 'Daddy dead.' It got worse. 'Adda dead. Bygga dead.' The child sighed and clutched her grandmother's leg. 'All dead.' A luxury yacht arrives in Reykjavik harbour with nobody on board. What has happened to the crew, and to the family who were on board when it left Lisbon? Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by the young father's parents to investigate, and is soon drawn deeper into the mystery. What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel was cursed, especially given that when she boards the yacht she thinks she sees one of the missing twins? Where is Karitas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?

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I Remember You

Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Last Rituals

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

A young man is found brutally murdered, his eyes gouged out. A student of Icelandic history in Reykjavik, he came from a wealthy German family who do not share the police's belief that his drug dealer murdered him. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is commissioned by his family to find out the truth, with the help - and hindrance - of boorish ex-policeman Matthew Reich. Their investigations into his research take them deep into a grisly world of torture and witchcraft both past and present, as they draw ever closer to a killer gripped by a dangerous obsession... 'Exhilarating... matches Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs in the bloodchiller stakes.' - Waterstone's Books Quarterly 'Given the dark subject matter, this is a surprisingly funny book... a quirky and interesting read.'-Guardian

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My Soul to Take

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

If I die before I wake ...A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a recently renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is called upon by the owner of the resort -- the prime suspect in the case -- to represent him. Her investigations uncover some very disturbing occurrences at the farm decades earlier -- things that have never before seen the light of day ...MY SOUL TO TAKE is a chilling, dark and witty crime novel, and a welcome return for Thora, the heroine of the highly-acclaimed LAST RITUALS.

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The Day is Dark

Yrsa Sigurdardottir