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The Legacy

By Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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The first in a thrilling new crime series from international bestseller and prizewinning author Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

The first in an exciting new series from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE SEA, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel.

The murder was meant as a punishment - but what sin could justify the method?

The only person who might have answers is the victim's seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she's not talking.

Newly promoted, out of his depth, detective Huldar turns to Freyja and the Children's House for their expertise with traumatised young people. Freyja, who distrusts the police in general and Huldar in particular, isn't best pleased. But she's determined to keep little Margret safe.

It may prove tricky. The killer is leaving them strange clues: warnings in text messages, sums scribbled on bits of paper, numbers broadcast on the radio. He's telling a dark and secret story - but how can they crack the code? And if they do, will they be next?

Biographical Notes

Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, Yrsa Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1963 and works as a civil engineer. She made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with LAST RITUALS, the first instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her work stands 'comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world' according to the Times Literary Supplement. The second instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, MY SOUL TO TAKE, was shortlisted for the 2010 Shamus Award. In 2011 her stand-alone horror novel I REMEMBER YOU was awarded the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and was nominated for The Glass Key. Her novel THE SILENCE OF THE SEA won the Petrona Award in 2015.

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  • ISBN: 9781473621527
  • Publication date: 23 Mar 2017
  • Page count: 464
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Iceland's outstanding crime novelist — Daily Express
The Legacy is the start of an exciting new direction for Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The horror of a decades-old family separation provides the catalyst for dark crimes and a complex investigation. The Children's House promises to be an outstanding series. — Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill
We have always been able to rely on Yrsa Sigurdardóttir for a good story well told, and The Legacy is no exception. A strong sense of place, interesting characters and a chilling plot make The Legacy a novel to savour. — Peter Robinson
Yrsa remains the queen of Icelandic thriller writers — Guardian on THE LEGACY
5*s - Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best. — Heat Magazine on THE LEGACY
If you like your crime fiction dark and engaging, look no further. THE LEGACY is as brutal as it gets. A cracking start to a new series by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. — Mari Hannah, author of the DCI Kate Daniels series
Another tour de force from Sigurdardottir that cements her reputation as the queen of Nordic noir — i Paper in THE LEGACY
The conclusion is even more astounding, thanks to her white-hot plotting. — CrimeFiction Lover on THE LEGACY
The connecting thread in all the writer's work is her astuteness in observing human relations, the everyday mixed with the dark and devious. — The ArtsDesk on THE LEGACY
A tale of elegant twists and turns, which surprised me at least three times in the last fifty pages — Michael Ridpath, author of the Fire and Ice series
A tour de force... Sigurdardottir handles the different plot strands brilliantly, bringing them together in an unforgettable climax. — The Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month, on WHY DID YOU LIE?

Other crime writers might as well give up now. In her new novel, Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir
has found the single most terrifying place on earth to be stuck in the middle of a murder mystery...taut and compelling

— Crime Scene Magazine on WHY DID YOU LIE?
A masterpiece of plotting and suspense — I Paper on WHY DID YOU LIE?

The deeper Sigurdardottir delves into the dark corners of her imagination, the more her creative talents thrive.
This is a compelling read for anyone with an appetite for the macabre and the cryptic.

— Daily Express
The stories share an underlying menace that is at once disturbing and compelling. — Daily Mail on THE UNDESIRED
The Icelandic queen of Nordic Noir, Yrsa Sigurdardottir's writing manages to be both spare but sinister. Expect goosebumps to sprout while reading this tale of murder, abuse and other worldly shenanigans in rural Iceland. — Red Magazine on THE UNDESIRED
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