My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland (Thora Gudmundsdottir Novels)

“Top notch crime fiction.”

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American readers first met Icelandic attorney and investigator Thóra Gudmundsdóttir in Last Rituals. In My Soul to Take, internationally acclaimed writer Yrsa Sigurdardóttir plunges her intrepid heroine into even graver peril, in a riveting mystery set opposed to the cruel panorama of Smila’s experience of Snow territory. A darkly witty and always miraculous suspense story that locations Yrsa Sigurdardóttir firmly within the ranks of Sue Grafton, Tess Gerritsen, Faye Kellerman and different best secret writers, My Soul to Take is creative Scandinavian noir on a par with the works of Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indridason. Stieg Larsson (The woman With the Dragon Tattoo) fanatics must also take note.

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My PIN quantity is 4036. ” Jónas switched at the cellular and entered the PIN. He went instantly into his deal with e-book and erased names, which Thóra studiously refrained from seeing. Then he went to the message menu and erased numerous that he had acquired. As he scrolled during the despatched messages, he abruptly stated, “What? ” and held the cellular away to concentration greater at the reveal. “What the fuck is that this? ” Thóra leaned over and grabbed for the telephone. “What? What have you ever discovered? ” Jónas enable her take it. “That’s no longer correct. ” anything had basically surprised him deeply. Thóra learn the header of the head message, which used to be most likely the latest. “Meet me @ cave…” This crammed the display line, so she opened the message. She groaned whilst she learn it in its entirety. “Meet me @ cave @ nine 2nite desire 2 talk about ur proposal Jónas. ” The message were despatched the former Thursday at twenty-five prior seven, the night earlier than the physique was once came across. “Please inform me that’s now not Birna’s number,” Thóra stated anxiously, handing the telephone again to Jónas. He checked out the cellular, then up at Thóra, and slowly nodded his head. bankruptcy 10 every little thing o.k.? ” Matthew requested in English, taking a look from Thóra to Jónas, who was once nonetheless gawking on the cell phone. Thóra and Jónas had taken some time to regain their powers of speech. even though Matthew had understood virtually not anything of what handed among them, he may well inform whatever used to be amiss. Jónas, nonetheless status openmouthed and speechless, became to him. “Who is that this, besides? ” he requested, truly relieved to have whatever else to consider. “This is Matthew, my pal from Germany,” Thóra spoke back. “He used to be a detective, yet now he handles protection for a financial institution. I met him on one other case. you could belief him—this won’t pass any more. ” “If you assert so,” Jónas retorted, having a look unconvinced. “I can’t comprehend this in any respect. I didn’t ship that textual content message, I swear. ” Thóra became the telephone over in her fingers thoughtfully. “Someone did, Jónas, and you’re undeniably the main most likely candidate. ” She grew to become to Matthew and fast translated. Jónas waited in fretful silence. whilst Thóra had accomplished, he resumed. “How repeatedly do i need to inform you? i didn't ship that message. finish of tale. ” He’d switched to English, truly hoping to enlist Matthew’s help. “Did you enable the telephone from your sight that night? ” Matthew requested. “If you didn’t ship the message, anyone possibly used your cellular, both to solid suspicion on you or to trick this Birna girl right down to the seashore. it would be an individual she wouldn’t have desired to meet differently. ” “In both case we’re facing a truly cold-blooded assassin, somebody who meant to homicide Birna and had a plan,” Thóra acknowledged. “I needs to say that’s strange for Iceland. Murders listed below are quite often dedicated within the kitchen, while drunks begin combating and certainly one of them grabs a carving knife. I can’t think what Birna should have bought herself into for this to take place. ” Thóra and Matthew either grew to become to Jónas. “It’s crucial that you have in mind the place you have been whilst the textual content message used to be sent,” she acknowledged.

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