A terrifying ghost story from the queen of Icelandic crime writing, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of THE DAY IS DARK, ASHES TO DUST, MY SOUL TO TAKE and LAST RITUALS.
The crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer: Don't go. Don't go yet. I'm not finished.
In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there — something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt.
Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered . . .
Review«Genuinely bone chilling, and proves that as well as being the Queen of Icelandic crime fiction, Sigurđardóttir is a generator of fear quite as adroit as such writers as Stephen King.» —The Independent (UK)
“A chiller-thriller of immense scariness.” —The Times (UK)
Praise for The Day is Dark:
“Fans of mystery fiction with unusual or remote settings should enjoy this one very much.” —Booklist
Praise for Ashes to Dust:
“Excellent … Should win this talented Icelandic author new fans.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)
“A puzzle whose grim solution is worthy of Stieg Larsson.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the AuthorYRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced ỨR-suh SIG-ur-dar-daughter) lives with her family in Reykjavík; she is also a director of one of Iceland's largest engineering firms. Her work is found on bestseller lists all over the world, and films are currently in production for several of her books. Her previous titles include, The Day is Dark and Ashes to Dust.