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Why Did You Lie?

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

4 Reviews

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

A standalone thriller from the prizewinning Queen of Nordic Noir and author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir series.

The Sunday Times August Crime Book of the Month!

A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide.

An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the states to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing.

Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middle of a raging sea.

They have one thing in common: they all lied. And someone is determined to punish them...

WHY DID YOU LIE? is a terrifying tale of long-delayed retribution from Iceland's Queen of Suspense.

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Praise for Why Did You Lie?

  • A tour de force... Sigurdardottir handles the different plot strands brilliantly, bringing them together in an unforgettable climax. - Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month

  • Three separate stories are gradually and skilfully merged together and bring this readable, enjoyable thriller to a melodramatic finish - Literary Review

  • The Icelandic queen of Nordic Noir, Yrsa Sigurdardottir's writing manages to be both spare but sinister. Expect goosebumps to sprout while reading this tale of murder, abuse and other worldly shenanigans in rural Iceland. - Red Magazine on THE UNDESIRED

  • The stories share an underlying menace that is at once disturbing and compelling. - Daily Mail on THE UNDESIRED

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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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