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The Legacy : Children's House : Book 1 - Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The Legacy

Children's House : Book 1

Paperback Published: 28th March 2017
ISBN: 9781473621534
Number Of Pages: 400

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The first in a thrilling new crime series from international bestseller and prizewinning author, Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

The first in an exciting new series from the author of The Silence Of The Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel.

The only witness to a shocking murder is the victim's seven-year-old daughter, Margret. The police turn to the Children's House for their expertise in childhood trauma.

The manager Freyja doesn't much like the police - especially the detective in charge, Huldar. But she does want to help them protect Margret.

And when more people die - their murders heralded by strange messages, texts, and strings of numbers - they will have to work together to crack the riddle before they become targets themselves.

About the Author

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. Her novel The Silence Of The Sea won the Petrona Award in 2015.

Industry Reviews

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

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 otherworldly shenanigans in rural Iceland. - Red Magazine on THE UNDESIRED

Yrsa Sigurdardottir's chillers get better and better. - Sunday Telegraph

Expertly woven together, with plenty of cliffhangers and perfect control of the macabre mood: intriguing, entertaining, and very spooky indeed. - Laura Wilson, Guardian on I REMEMBER YOU

Genuinely bone-chilling, and proves that as well as being the queen of Icelandic crime fiction, Sigurdardottir is a supreme generator of fear . . . (she) is clearly relishing the business of scaring our pants off. - Independent on I REMEMBER YOU

A chilling read, perfect for a dark night. - Daily Express on I REMEMBER YOU

ISBN: 9781473621534
ISBN-10: 1473621534
Series: Freyja and Huldar
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th March 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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