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My Soul to Take By Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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My Soul to Take: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 2 by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The child started crying harder, trying desperately to stifle her sobs. This wasn't right. Why couldn't God just come and get her now, if He was so good? Why did she have to go down into that dark pit? She was afraid of the dark, and this was a bad place - her mother had told her so. The girl looked at the man and knew she was going down there whether she wanted to or not. 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. 'Yrsa Sigurdardottir has arrived, fully formed, it seems, as something of a unique talent in the field...[She] matches Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs in the bloodchiller stakes.' Waterstone's Books Quarterly

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'This is well-written, pacey and wonderfully atmospheric, but the USP here is the character of Gudmundsdottir. Wry, very funny and valiantly trying to balance the demands of her private life with her work - she is a joy. I'm looking forward to number three.' -- Guardian 'Sigurdardotittir delivers terrific clammy atmosphere and frequent frissons of fear; she is entitled to join the front rank of Nordic crime writers.' -- The Times 'Both frightening and funny - a terrific trick if you can pull it off' -- Observer 20090405 'Distinguished by superb evocations of extraordinary landscapes and... rivetingly gruesome inventiveness' -- Independent 20090415 'Dark, rich and satisfying' -- Woman & Home 20090406 'Glacially chilling and dark as an arctic winter, this gripping Icelandic page-turner will keep you guessing all the way' -- Choice 20090406 'An irresistible read. And very, very chilly inded' -- City AM 20090406 'Considering its population is only around 300,000, Iceland seems to have more than its fair share of good crime writers. Yrsa Sigurdardottir keeps up the standard... untypically, instead of the usual gloomy middle-aged man, her sleuth is a young woman... a personable heroine.' -- Sunday Telegraph 20080106 'Yrsa Sigurdardottir has arrived, fully formed, it seems, as something of a unique talent in the field... [She] matches Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs in the bloodchiller stakes.' -- Waterstone's Books Quarterly 20080129 'Dark, deep and icy as an Icelandic fjord; this is a rich and rewarding debut novel of ancient mysteries and very modern murder.' -- Mark Billingham on LAST RITUALS 20071207 'Given the dark subject matter, this is a surprisingly funny book... a quirky and interesting read.' -- Guardian on LAST RITUALS 20071222 Iceland is fast becoming a hotbed of fine crime writing, and Sigurdardottir is at the front of the pack. This second novel builds on her already impressive reputation ... brilliantly paced and expertly constructed. -- The Big Issue 20071222 'A satisfying mix of mystery and pure madness.' -- Time Out 20071222

About Yrsa Sigurdardottir


Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer and works in Reykjavik. She wrote prize-winning children's novels before writing LAST RITUALS, her first adult novel.

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GOR002519237
My Soul to Take: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 2 by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2009-04-16
464
0340920645
9780340920640
Short-listed for Shamus Awards: Best Hardback P.I. Novel 2010
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