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There are more writers per capita in Iceland than any other country in the world, and Yrsa Sigurdardottir has got to be one of the best. Atmospheric, creepy, compelling and, with its unusual subject matter, far from run of the mill, Someone to Watch Over Me a superb, stylish thriller. Thóra Gudmundsdottir is a fantastically enjoyable character to read and this is the fifth book to feature her, so new readers may wish to start with Last Rituals, the first in the series.

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Synopsis

Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' (Daily Telegraph). Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him forcefully from the window. She held him close and tried at the same time to wipe the windowpane. But the haze couldn't be wiped away. It was on the outside of the glass. He looked up at her. 'Magga's outside. She can't get in. She wants to look after me.' He pointed at the window and frowned. 'She's a little bit angry.' A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of Magga, killed in a hit and run on her way to babysit?

Reviews

Yrsa Sigurdardottir is ensconced at or near the summit of Nordic crime writing, and the lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir is an appealing heroine full of real-life problems. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is Sigurdardottir's most ambitious, deepest novel, less reliant on the Icelandic landscape, more concerned with damaged minds. - The Times

'Put simply, it's terrifying. And brilliant.' -Stylist on THE DAY IS DARK

About the Author

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer and lives in Reykjavik. She wrote prize-winning children's novels before writing Last Rituals, her first adult novel.

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Publication date

1st February 2014

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Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781444734447

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