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

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Paperback 416 Pages
Published: 23/01/2020
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The new novel from the internationally bestselling, prizewinning, queen of Icelandic crime.

All he wants is for them to say sorry.

The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2...

Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim - but even so, who could have hated her enough to kill?

Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done yet.

A brilliantly suspenseful story about the dark side of social media, The Absolution will make you wonder what you should have said sorry for...

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir

'Iceland's outstanding crime novelist' Daily Express
'A magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter
'The undisputed queen of Icelandic Noir' Simon Kernick
'Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best.' Heat

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473621633
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Freyja and Huldar are one of the most intriguing crime detecting partnerships around and THE ABSOLUTION is a gripping, fascinating insight into the dark side of social media and children at risk. THE ABSOLUTION confirms Yrsa as a master storyteller with a satisfyingly slanted view of the world she recreates. - William Ryan, author of A House of Ghosts

Yrsa Sigurdardottir gets better and better with each book. The relationships and the humour lighten the darkest plot. - Liz Nugent, author of Skin Deep

Sigurdardottir doesn't shy away from the hideous effects of bullying, combining a tough novel about a grim social phenomenon with a fast-paced plot - The Sunday Times

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir's Freyja and Huldar series - .

Yrsa is a magnificent writer. - Karin Slaughter

One of the best books I've read for a long time: dark, creepy, and gripping from beginning to end. - Stuart MacBride, author of the Logan McRae series

THE RECKONING is another chilling, atmospheric tale from the undisputed Queen of Icelandic Noir. I loved it. - Simon Kernick

Iceland's outstanding crime novelist - Daily Express

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir has with her large-scale and genuinely intelligent stories attempted to find the core of Iceland's distinctive society, and thus pushed the Icelandic crime novel tradition many steps forward. - Arne Dahl

A dark story by a brilliant author. A densely plotted, multifaceted and compelling book. Exceeds most novels in the thriller genre. - Eric Axl Sund

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. - Mari Hannah, author of the DCI Kate Daniels series

There's no waffle in The Reckoning: it is brutal, baroque and ends with a brilliant last-minute twist. - Evening Standard

It's addictive, bleak, and will give you thrills and chills in equal measures. - Cosmopolitan Magazine

Yrsa remains the queen of Icelandic thriller writers. - Guardian

Credited as the queen of Icelandic crime, Sigurdardottir's story about the dark side of school and social media is as gripping as it is grisly - Heat

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“A dark and creepy, tension filled adrenalin ride”

There’s a reason Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is the Queen of Icelandic Noir. She loves to go dark and her books always feel contemporary amidst the Icelandic gloom . The Absolution is the third in her Children’s House series,... More

Hardback edition
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“Good series”

Another very good Freya and Huldar story. Thrilling and scary with an important subject at its heart.

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