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The Legacy - Freyja and Huldar (Paperback)
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The Legacy - Freyja and Huldar (Paperback)

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Published: 25/01/2018
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Detective Huldar is out of his depth. His first murder case is like nothing he's seen before - a bizarre attack on a seemingly blameless woman.

The only evidence is a list of numbers found at the scene, and the testimony of the victim's eleven-year-old daughter, who isn't talking.

While his team attempt to crack the code, Huldar turns to child psychologist Freyja for her expertise with traumatised young people.

Because time is running out...and the one thing they know for certain is that the murderer will strike again.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473621558
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm


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The queen of Nordic crime shows her considerable chops with an introductory murder that hikes the tensionto cardiac-arrest levels, then introduces a new detective, the baggy-eyed Huldar, to sort it out. Icelandic noirat its reliably gripping best - The Sunday Times

Iceland's outstanding crime novelist - Daily Express

The Legacy takes us into a world where secrets are buried deep, only to reappear decades later and inflict harm on people who have no idea that they're connected by past horrors. Yrsa is a magnificent writer who envelops her stories with atmosphere so thick that only care and a bit of luck can see through it. Her characters spring vividly to life as they try their best to do just that, knowing that any mistake could be deadly for another innocent person. Impossible to put down.

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.

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.

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.

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

No one does crime fiction quite like Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir... THE LEGACY is a masterful procedural infused with the author's dark imagination. - Criminal Element

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

Solid characters and great complex plot...If you haven't already met the Queen of Icelandic Crime fiction start here, because this is her best novel to date - Globe and Mail

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Rob

“Superior nordic noir storytelling”

Scandanavian noir is a type of crime fiction that is written with a certain realistic style that is both dark and morally challenging. In some ways it is akin to the revered English author Agatha Christie where the... More

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“Murder mystery at its best!”

This is the first of Yrsa's books that I've read, I'll be reading more! Totally compelling, a real page turning edge of seat thriller! Very dark, very mysterious and horrendously gruesome, without... More

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“Disappointing”

I'd been looking forward to reading a book by such an acclaimed author and, as I love Icelandic Noir crime novels, it seemed a good choice. The murders were brutal but original. No humour here! The characters... More

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