My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland

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If I die before I wake . . .

A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a recently renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is called upon by the owner of the resort - the prime suspect in the case - to represent him. Her investigations uncover some very disturbing occurrences at the farm decades earlier - things that have never before seen the light of day . . .

MY SOUL TO TAKE is a chilling, dark and witty crime novel, and a welcome return for Thora, the heroine of the highly-acclaimed LAST RITUALS.

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A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is called upon by the owner of the resort - the prime suspect - to represent him.

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The second book from Yrsa Sigurdardottir is funny as well as being a taut and accomplished novel ( Independent, Books of the Year)

'Yrsa Sigurdardottir brilliantly conjures an atmosphere of creeping menace and unreality.' ( Guardian)

This is well-written, pacey and wonderfully atmospheric, but the USP here is the character of Gudmundsdottir. Wry, very funny and valiantly trying to balance the demands of her private life with her work - she is a joy. I'm looking forward to number three. ( Guardian)

Sigurdardotittir delivers terrific clammy atmosphere and frequent frissons of fear; she is entitled to join the front rank of Nordic crime writers. ( The Times)

Both frightening and funny - a terrific trick if you can pull it off. ( Observer)

Distinguished by superb evocations of extraordinary landscapes and . . . rivetingly gruesome inventiveness. ( Independent)

The numerous twists and turns are worthy of Agatha Christie and keep the reader guessing until the very end. ( Sunday Telegraph)

A suspenseful, sophisticated story ( Sunday Telegraph)

A welcome second outing for the good-natured lawyer-sleuth Thora Gudmundsdottir . . . Yrsa Sigurdardottir's lightness of touch is refreshing ( Daily Telegraph on MY SOUL TO TAKE)

The novel is both spooky and gruesome. But Thora's distinctly chaotic private life provides a welcome contrast and moments of very black humour . . . It's rare to find a crime novel that's both chilling and witty - an agreeable combination ( Andrew Taylor, Spectator)

Dark, rich and satisfying. ( Woman & Home)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir has arrived, fully formed, it seems, as something of a unique talent in the field . . . [She] matches Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs in the bloodchiller stakes. ( Waterstone's Books Quarterly)

'Iceland is fast becoming a hotbed of fine crime writing, and Sigurdardottir is at the front of the pack. This second novel builds on her already impressive reputation . . . brilliantly paced and expertly constructed.' ( The Big Issue)

More splendidly accomplished - and involving - fare from Sigurdardottir ( Good Book Guide)

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