Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth Th?ra Gudmundsd?ttir novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' (Daily Telegraph). Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him forcefully from the window. She held him close and tried at the same time to wipe the windowpane. But the haze couldn't be wiped away. It was on the outside of the glass. P?si looked up at her. 'Magga's outside. She can't get in. She wants to look after me.' He pointed at the window and frowned. 'She's a little bit angry.' A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of Magga, killed in a hit and run on her way to babysit?
Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson -- Daily Telegraph on ASHES TO DUST 'Put simply, it's terrifying. And brilliant.' -- Stylist on THE DAY IS DARK Publishers and blurb writers are competing to hail the new monarch of Nordic crime fiction ... I would be tempted to offer a name not from the obvious crime soil of Sweden or Norway, but from bleak and moody Iceland ... -- Marcel Berlins, The Times Stands comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world -- TLS on ASHES TO DUST 'Superbly atmospheric' -- Heat on THE DAY IS DARK 'The twists and turns are as chilling as the weather ... [a] pageturner' -- Bella on THE DAY IS DARK
Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer and lives in Reykjavik. She wrote prize-winning children's novels before writing LAST RITUALS, her first adult novel.