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Someone to Watch Over Me

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444734430

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 9th May 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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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 that 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?

Reviews

Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson
<i>Daily Telegraph</i> on ASHES TO DUST
Put simply, it's terrifying. And brilliant.
<i>Stylist</i> on THE DAY IS DARK
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
'Superbly atmospheric'
<i>Heat</i> on THE DAY IS DARK
'The twists and turns are as chilling as the weather . . . [a] pageturner'
<i>Bella</i> on THE DAY IS DARK
Yrsa Sigurdardottir is ensconced at or near the summit of Nordic crime writing, and the lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir is an appealing heroine full of real-life problems. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is Sigurdardottir's most ambitious, deepest novel, less reliant on the Icelandic landscape, more concerned with damaged minds.
The Times
A tough and yet deeply moving novel, lifted even further by its extraordinary originality of setting and theme.
SUNDAY TIMES 50 BEST THRILLERS AND CRIME NOVELS OF THE PAST 5 YEARS
Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson.
Daily Telegraph
Yrsa is one of the most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world.
Peter James
A tough and yet moving novel, lifted even further by its extraordinary originality of setting and theme.
50 Best Thrillers and Crime Novels of the Past 5 Years, Sunday Times
Put simply, it's terrifying. And brilliant.
Stylist