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I Remember You

Glass Key for Best Nordic Crime Novel, 2011

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444729276

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 25th October 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

A terrifying ghost story from the Queen of Icelandic crime, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir novels.

‘Yrsa is one of the most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world.’ – Peter James

The crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer:
Don’t go. Don’t go yet. I’m not finished.

In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there – something wants them to leave, and it’s making its presence felt.

Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son.

When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered . . .

Reviews

A chilling ghost story . . . the queen of Icelandic crime writing swerves into new territory with I REMEMBER YOU - a don't-read-it-in-the-dark ghost story . . . Things get seriously scary.
<i>Marie Claire</i>
Yrsa Sigurdardottir's chillers get better and better. I REMEMBER YOU is a truly creepy combination of haunted house story and modern detection in Iceland.
<i>Sunday Telegraph</i>
. . . A chiller-thriller of immense scariness . . . Not to be read alone after dark.
<i>The Times</i>
Expertly woven together, with plenty of cliffhangers and perfect control of the macabre mood: intriguing, entertaining, and very spooky indeed.
Laura Wilson, <i>Guardian</i>
Genuinely bone-chilling, and proves that as well s being the queen of Icelandic crime fiction, Sigurdardottir is a supreme generator of fear . . . (she) is clearly relishing the business of scaring our pants off.
<i>Independent</i>
Sigurdardottir intertwines these plotlines brilliantly and the two creepy strands gradually tighten together to really give the reader the heebie-jeebies. The author comes from a crime and thriller background and you can tell: there are cliff-hangers at the end of almost every chapter and she expertly ramps up the feeling of dread as the plot accelerates and all in the book find themselves in mortal danger.
<i>Big Issue</i>
A chilling read, perfect for a dark night
<i>Daily Express</i>
A true rollercoaster of a chiller . . . This is very different from the Nordic crime one might expect. The macabre sense and unusual crimes bring to mind Jo Nesbo, but this is something so much darker still. A horror with a whodunit sensibility, this is a must-buy for Hallowe'en and beyond.
<i>We Love This Book</i>
Some horror novels convey a creeping sense of dread, some a feeling of disgust, and others real fear. This one does all three, and does it with such conviction that it's hard to remember it's not real . . . A fast-paced, stomach-churning ghost story that will rattle your cage.
<i>Press Association</i>
Not just another thriller - this is one of the most spooky reads you could wish for.
<i>The Book Bag</i>
Sigurdardottir indulges in plenty of bump-in-the-night scares and cliffhanger chapter endings.
<i>Metro</i>
Publishers and blurb writers are competing to hail the new monarch of Nordic crime fiction . . . I would be tempted to offer a name not from the obvious crime soil of Sweden or Norway, but from bleak and moody Iceland . . .
Marcel Berlins, <i>The Times</i>
Stands comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world.
<i>TLS</i> on ASHES TO DUST
Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson
<i>Daily Telegraph</i> on ASHES TO DUST
'She is entitled to join the front ranks of Nordic crime writers.'
<i>The Times</i> on ASHES TO DUST
I can see why so many people are enthusiastic about Yrsa's work. It's very engaging, fresh and exciting.
James Patterson on LAST RITUALS
It is everything it should be, compulsive, intriguing, scary, convoluted, twisting and eventually totally satisfying . . . First class
The Bookseller
A chiller-thriller of immense scariness ... Not to be read alone after dark.
The Times
Yrsa Sigurdardottir's chillers get better and better. I REMEMBER YOU is a truly creepy combination of haunted house story and modern detection in Iceland.
Sunday Telegraph
Genuinely bone-chilling, and proves that as well as being the queen of Iceland crime fiction, Sigurdardottir is a supreme generator of fear.
Independent
A chilling read, perfect for a dark night.
Daily Express