The Silence of the Sea: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 6 - Thora Gudmundsdottir (Paperback)Yrsa Sigurdardottir (author)
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WINNER OF THE 2015 PETRONA AWARD
A Sunday Times '100 best crime novels and thrillers since 1945' pick!
The most chilling novel yet from the Queen of Nordic Noir, not to be missed for fans of Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson.
'Mummy dead.' The child's pure treble was uncomfortably clear. It was the last thing Brynjar - and doubtless the others - wanted to hear at that moment. 'Daddy dead.' It got worse. 'Adda dead. Bygga dead.' The child sighed and clutched her grandmother's leg. 'All dead.'
A luxury yacht arrives in Reykjavik harbour with nobody on board. What has happened to the crew, and to the family who were on board when it left Lisbon?
Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by the young father's parents to investigate, and is soon drawn deeper into the mystery. What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel was cursed, especially given that when she boards the yacht she thinks she sees one of the missing twins? Where is Karitas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 157 x 26 mm
Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson. * Daily Telegraph *
Yrsa is one of the most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world. -- Peter James
A gripping thriller with enough mystery and horror to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat while you try to work out what happened. -- Peter Robinson
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“I loved it and urge you all to visit Sigurðardóttir’s Iceland”
A fab read, intelligently written and well paced. A cracker.
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“A gripping read!”
Make sure that you can stay in most, if not the whole day in order to read this book! Once started, it is impossible to put it down.
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“Rather strange book”
This was a review copy from a magazine.
Never heard of the author before, the blurb looked great. Claimed to be Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson. Although I don't think it is.
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