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IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
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My Soul to Take
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Bernard Scudder
Anna Yates
Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Apr 29, 2010
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 464
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340995877
Price : 650

About the book
If I die before I wake . . .A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a recently renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is called upon by the owner of the resort -  the prime suspect in the case -  to represent him. Her investigations uncover some very disturbing occurrences at the farm decades earlier - things that have never before seen the light of day . . .MY SOUL TO TAKE is a chilling, dark and witty crime novel, and a welcome return for Thora, the heroine of the highly-acclaimed LAST RITUALS.

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'A satisfying mix of mystery and pure madness.'

'Given the dark subject matter, this is a surprisingly funny book . . . a quirky and interesting read.'
'Dark, deep and icy as an Icelandic fjord; this is a rich and rewarding debut novel of ancient mysteries and very modern murder.'

'Iceland is fast becoming a hotbed of fine crime writing, and Sigurdardottir is at the front of the pack. This second novel builds on her already impressive reputation . . . brilliantly paced and expertly constructed.'

'Yrsa Sigurdardottir has arrived, fully formed, it seems, as something of a unique talent in the field . . . [She] matches Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs in the bloodchiller stakes.'
'Considering its population is only around 300,000, Iceland seems to have more than its fair share of good crime writers. Yrsa Sigurdardottir keeps up the standard . . . untypically, instead of the usual gloomy middle-aged man, her sleuth is a young woman . . . a personable heroine.'
'An irresistible read. And very, very chilly indeed.'

'Glacially chilling and dark as an arctic winter, this gripping Icelandic page-turner will keep you guessing all the way.'

'Yrsa Sigurdardottir brilliantly conjures an atmosphere of creeping menace and unreality.'

'Dark, rich and satisfying.'
'The numerous twists and turns are worthy of Agatha Christie and keep the reader guessing until the very end.'
'Distinguished by superb evocations of extraordinary landscapes and . . . rivetingly gruesome inventiveness.'
'Both frightening and funny - a terrific trick if you can pull it off.'
'Sigurdardotittir delivers terrific clammy atmosphere and frequent frissons of fear; she is entitled to join the front rank of Nordic crime writers.'
'This is well-written, pacey and wonderfully atmospheric, but the USP here is the character of Gudmundsdottir. Wry, very funny and valiantly trying to balance the demands of her private life with her work - she is a joy. I'm looking forward to number three.'
     
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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 c...(+)
Bernard Scudder
Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer in Reykjavik. Her books for children have won prizes and great acclaim. LAST RITUALS is her first adult novel.>
Anna Yates
Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer and works in Reykjavik. She wrote prize-winning children's novels before writing LAST RITUALS, her first adult novel.