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The Day is Dark: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 4

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Fiction in translation

Chilling Icelandic crime from the author of LAST RITUALS, MY SOUL TO TAKE and ASHES TO DUST.

When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thora is hired to investigate.

Is there any connection with the woman who vanished from the site some months earlier Why are the locals so hostile And could one of the team staying at the site with Thora be responsible for the disappearances

Already an international bestseller, this fourth book to feature Thora Gudmundsdottir ('a delight' - Guardian) is chilling, unsettling and compulsively readable.

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Praise for The Day is Dark: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 4

  • Put simply, it's terrifying. And brilliant. - Stylist

  • As with the other books in this series there is humour and warmth. Atmospheric, complex and compelling with an unexpected ending. - www.shotsmag.co.uk

  • This Nordic mystery proves colder, bleaker and more introspective than most: Scandi-noir extreme. - i Magazine, Independent

  • Publishers and blurb writers are competing to hail the new monarch of Nordic crime fiction . . . I would be tempted to offer a name not from the obvious crime soil of Sweden or Norway, but from bleak and moody Iceland . . . - Marcel Berlins, The Times

  • Superbly atmospheric - Heat

  • The twists and turns are as chilling as the weather . . . [a] pageturner - Bella

  • It's another complex case for Thora, liveliest granny on the floes, and deeply satisfying for the warm-toed reader. - Independent

  • If you are looking for something a bit different try this Icelandic writer and her feisty lawyer heroine, Thora. - Mail on Sunday

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Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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.

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