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Someone to Watch Over Me

by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Part of the Thora Gudmundsdottir Series

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

Someone to Watch Over Me Synopsis

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?

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Someone to Watch Over Me Press 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

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ISBN: 9781444734447
Publication date: 27/02/2014
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444734447
Publication date: 27th February 2014
Author: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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.   Author Photo © Author Photo © Atli Már Hafsteinsson

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