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Summary

A terrifying ghost story from the Queen of Icelandic crime, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir novels.

The crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer: Don't go. Don't go yet. I'm not finished.

In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there - something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered....

©2013 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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"Yrsa is one of the most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world." (Peter James)

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Nice and creepy

Well constructed story read fluently. The author creates a suitably claustrophobic atmosphere on the island and an intriguing story off it. Some plot twists were telegraphed too soon but overall a satisfying listen convincingly narrated.

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Brilliant

Scary and moving an amazing book weir worth a listen good narrator very atmospheric leaves you tingling

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Really creepy.

Great creepy tale interweaving 2 stories. Lots of twists and turns and some really skin crawling horror.
There is nothing more lovely than the laughter of a child... Unless you are alone in a house...

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listen

its a story remember to listen not let it flow over . You learn nothing is ever finished .