By Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Long-buried secrets and techniques pass hand in hand with modern day homicide during this moment mystery that includes legal professional Th?ra Gudmundsd?ttir from Iceland's queen of crime fiction whilst the physique of a tender woman—badly crushed and with pins inserted into her feet—is chanced on at a brand new Age overall healthiness inn in a renovated farmhouse, legal professional and unmarried mom of 2 Th?ra Gudmundsd?ttir is termed upon to symbolize the executive suspect, the resort's proprietor. yet upon her arrival she encounters greater than a clean corpse—local legend has it that the hotel, situated within the mystical sector of Sn?fellsnes on Iceland's west coast, is haunted. firstly Th?ra dismisses the claims as not anything greater than fantasy and superstition, yet even she cannot clarify the weird occurrences she witnesses in her look for solutions. As Th?ra digs deeper into the farm's prior, she discovers long-buried info at the property's aggravating historical past, and her once-solid view of fact starts off to waver. Are the hauntings genuine, or simply a case of folklore long gone wild? And, extra vital, does the farm's eerie prior have anything to do with the homicide? while one other physique is discovered—looking a great deal just like the first—Th?ra is pressured to place apart her doubts and confront the horrors of the current prior to a twisted killer moves back. With its convinced plotting, chilling surroundings, and shrewdpermanent, compelling heroine, My Soul to Take confirms Yrsa Sigurdard?ttir as a brand new maven of mysteries.
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Thóra smiled to herself. She didn’t know the population of the southern coast of Snæfellsnes, but knew that the word “everyone” could not cover many people. ” Suddenly the girl became evasive. She thrust her hands into the pockets of her far-too-large jeans and looked down at her toes. “I’ve got to go. ” She spun around and walked out into the corridor. ” In the doorway she stopped and looked imploringly at Thóra. “Don’t tell Jónas I’ve been gossiping about this. ” She rubbed her left hand between the thumb and index ﬁnger.
She tried to calm herself. So what? Everyone would assume Birna had left it like that. ” C HAPTER 5 As the police car pulled slowly out of the drive, Jónas felt that the ofﬁcers had done all they could to prolong their visit. They must have known that the sooner they left, the fewer visitors would have noticed them. He heaved a sigh of relief when the car ﬁnally disappeared from sight, praying they would not need to come back. He knew his prayers wouldn’t be answered. They had sealed off Birna’s room, after a quick look inside to check she wasn’t there, and ordered Jónas to make sure that no one went in until it had been searched.
They won’t be any fun. I only like being with you. ” The reception was terrible and Sóley sounded as though she were talking from the bottom of a barrel. Enjoy it while it lasts, thought Thóra, who had learned from raising Gylﬁ that this unconditional adoration would not go on forever. Sóley was only six, and although she would soon be seven, there were still a few years left in which Thóra would play the lead role in her life. “I’ll be back home tomorrow evening. Then we’ll do something fun. ” “Beach!
My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland by Yrsa Sigurdardottir