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Sigurdardottir delivers terrific clammy atmosphere and frequent frissons of fear; she is entitled to join the front rank of Nordic crime writers. The Times The second book from Yrsa Sigurdardottir is funny as well as being a taut and accomplished novel. -- Books of the Year Independent Yrsa Sigurdardottir brilliantly conjures an atmosphere of creeping menace and unreality. Guardian The numerous twists and turns are worthy of Agatha Christie and keep the reader guessing until the very end. Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
In the mystical Snæfellsnes region on Iceland's west coast—at a New Age health resort in a renovated farmhouse—the body of a young woman is discovered, savagely beaten, with pins inserted into her feet. Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, lawyer and single mother of two, has been retained to represent the resort's owner and prime suspect. But a fresh corpse is not the only abomination Thóra encounters here—for local legend says this place is haunted . . . and a bizarre series of inexplicable occurrences soon suggests it is so.
As Thóra digs deeply into the farm's past, she unearths a shocking history of evil and depravity—and her once-solid view of reality begins to waver. But a second murder, shockingly similar to the first, pulls Thóra back to earth by making two inescapable truths abundantly clear: the killer she seeks is very real . . . and is not finished yet.See all Product Description