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Theres something out there…
“Icelands answer to Stieg Larsson.”
“Icelands crime queen.”
“Engaging, fresh, and exciting.”
Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is widely regarded around the world as one of the best Nordic crime writers working today. Yrsas previous book in the series, Ashes to Dust, also featured lawyer and sometime sleuth Thóra Gudmundsdóttir and received rave reviews internationally.
In The Day is Dark, when all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the coast of Greenland, Thóra is hired to uncover the fates of the missing people. When she arrives in Greenland, she discovers that these arent the first two to go missing. The local townspeople believe that the area is cursed, and no one wants to get involved in the case. Soon, Thora finds herself stranded in the middle of a wilderness, and the case is as frightening and hostile as the landscape itself.
Chilling, unsettling, and compulsively readable, The Day is Dark is a must read for readers who are looking for the next big thing in crime fiction coming in from the cold.
"Icily compelling, SigurdardÃ³ttir's fourth ThÃ³ra GudmundsdÃ³ttir thriller (after 2012's Ashes to Dust) explores one of Earth's least hospitable regions, Greenland's east coast, where workers at a remote molybdenum mining site have disappeared. ThÃ³ra, a lawyer bored by her routine case work, flies to Kulusuk to investigate, accompanied by her lover, Matthew Reich; her secretary, Bella; and a team of six specialists, each with his or her own peculiarities. On their arrival, they face isolation, ferocious cold and wind, and the possibility of lethal disease. Eerie natives warn ThÃ³ra and the other 'outsiders' to leave immediately, but she soldiers through to a complicated solution involving an improbable psychiatric-disorder subplot. The wry humor of the author's earlier novels is largely absent as ThÃ³ra confronts homophobia and global warming and conveys deep sympathy for the 'gloomy and hostile' Inuit, who eke out a minimal living, beset by superstition, poverty, alcoholism, and environmental toxins." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced ỨR-suh SIG-ur-dar-daughter) lives with her family in Reykjavík. She is a director of one of Iceland's largest engineering firms. Her work is climbing bestseller lists all over the world, and films are currently in production for several of her books.