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Why Did You Lie? Audiobook

Why Did You Lie?

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Publisher's Summary

A standalone thriller from the prizewinning queen of Nordic noir and author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir series.

A chilling thriller from the author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel.

A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the states to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing. Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middle of a raging sea. They have one thing in common: they all lied. And someone is determined to punish them....

Why Did You Lie? is a terrifying tale of long-delayed retribution from Iceland's queen of suspense.

©2013, 2016 Yrsa Sigurdardottir. English language translation. Victoria Cribb. Published by arrangement with Salomonsson Agency. (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Simon Zohhadi 03/12/2016
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    "It's Bad To Lie"

    Brilliant. The ending could not be predicted. The opening rescue scene made little sense until later in the story. Cleverly done. Highly recommended.

    My rating: 5/5.

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    Juliet 15/11/2016
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    "Shouty narrator!"

    I nearly didn't make it through this book due to the narration. According to her everyone who is stressed, angry, anxious or showing any emotion shouts! The story was intriguing but I didn't enjoy the characterisation of the narrator.

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    susan harper 12/11/2016
    susan harper 12/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Not for me"

    Completely disappointed. No resolved ending, I didn't feel for any of the characters, a lot of people were murdered...for what. Wouldn't recommend.

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    barbara angmering, United Kingdom 09/09/2016
    barbara angmering, United Kingdom 09/09/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Great"

    Enjoyed this thriller. Had me guessing all the way . Will look forward to next book .

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    Lesleyboyd scarborough, United Kingdom 31/08/2016
    Lesleyboyd scarborough, United Kingdom 31/08/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Queen of Nordic Noir"

    I found this book to be gripping and exciting. Yrsa manages to interweave several stories and draw them together at appropriate times which builds the suspense. Skilfully read. Only negative is that it is too short.

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    Ann Brighton, United Kingdom 19/08/2016
    Ann Brighton, United Kingdom 19/08/2016 Member Since 2007
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    "Yes, I finished it.... "

    This is a gripping story, cleverly pulled together, despite the reader who does it no favours.

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    Cynthia Curran London 13/08/2016
    Cynthia Curran London 13/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "WOW"

    I have long been a fan of Sigurdardottir but this stand-alone novel reflects her at the top of her form. I was listening today while walking to the shops but I had to turn off my iPod because I was becoming too nervous--in the middle of a sunny Saturday afternoon on the high street.This novelist is a master in integrating descriptions of weather fronts and the sea into her narrative. These descriptions are not irritating digressions from the plot lines but rather are important elements in the unfolding of her characters' actions. Sigurdardottir weaves three distinct narratives with fully drawn protagonists into an integrated whole by the end of the book and I was left shaking my head in admiration at a novelist with such ability to match her confidence.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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