Bestselling Scandinavian crime from the author of LAST RITUALS Grisly, gripping and guaranteed to make your skin crawl.
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.
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
Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, Yrsa Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1963 and works as a civil engineer. She made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with LAST RITUALS, the first instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her work stands 'comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world' according to the Times Literary Supplement. The second instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, MY SOUL TO TAKE, was shortlisted for the 2010 Shamus Award. In 2011 her stand-alone horror novel I REMEMBER YOU was awarded the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and was nominated for The Glass Key, and has been made intoa film starring Johannes Haukur by ZikZak Filmworks. In 2015 THE SILENCE OF THE SEA won the Petrona Award for the year's best Scandinavian crime novel, and THE LEGACY, the first novel in the Freyja and Huldar series, was nominated for The Glass Key and won the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award. All of her books have been European bestsellers.