Gallows Rock - Freyja and Huldar (Hardback)
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Gallows Rock - Freyja and Huldar (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 23/07/2020
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The Queen of Icelandic crime returns with another instalment in her series featuring Detective Huldar and psychologist Freyja. With a murder at an old execution site and an unknown child discovered in the victim’s house, a terrifying web of violence and revenge awaits. Dark, atmospheric and masterfully paced, Gallows Rock is a chilling slice of Nordic noir.

On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it...

The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn't suicide. But when the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn't seem to have any link with the victim, his parents cannot be found, and his drawings show he witnessed something terrible.

As detective Huldar hunts the killer, and child psychologist Freyja looks for the boy's parents, the mystery unfolds: a story of violence, entitlement, and revenge.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473693395
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 597 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Gallows Rock:

'Nail-biting... Iceland's long dark nights are at their most minatory in Sigurdardottir's atmospheric thrillers' - Financial Times

'Sigurdardottir is as confident a writer as ever' - The Sunday Times

'The multi-award winning Icelandic writer has a growing UK fan base. The fourth thriller featuring child psychologist Freyja and detective Hulder, is as chilling as Scandi noir should be' - Peterborough Telegraph

'Sigurdardottir hooks her readers very quickly... Eventually, justice is done and the loose ends are satisfactorily tied up' - Literary Review

'Pacey dealing out of the plot twists amid uniquely Icelandic characters and circumstances' - The Sunday Times Crime Club

'You'll devour it with fascination and you'll be head over heels with Sigurdardottir's writing' - Daily Record

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir's Freyja and Huldar series:

'Yrsa remains the queen of Icelandic thriller writers.' - Guardian

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

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

'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

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

'Yrsa Sigurdardottir 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

'Iceland's outstanding crime novelist' - Daily Express

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

'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

'Yrsa is a magnificent writer.' - Karin Slaughter

'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

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“Twists galore”

When a man is found hanging at a tourist attraction named Gallows Rock, suicide is ruled out when a nail is found embedded in his chest.
A further mystery awaits when the police find a four year old boy abandoned in... More

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“Truly exception writing in the ‘Scandi Noir’ genre.”

Having long been a fan of Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s writing, this new book in the ‘Children’s House’ series further cements her reputation as master of the dark, gripping ‘Nordic Noir’ genre. The book begins with a murder... More

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“I can highly recommend this fabulous series.”

I love this series and it just gets better and better with this instalment being the fourth book and it’s a belter !!
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