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Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s chillers get better and better. I REMEMBER YOU is a truly creepy combination of haunted house story and modern. I Remember You: A Ghost Story. Yrsa Sigurdardottir, trans. from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton. Minotaur, $ trade paper (p) ISBN. The subtitle of this novel is “a ghost story,” and so it is. I can’t remember when I last read a novel that was so whole-heartedly about ghosts.

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Jefferson Farjeon 1 J. When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered. Email required Address never made public.

The story is amazingly written and it is obvious that the author has a real talent writing scary stories.

It’s moody and atmospheric and creepy as all hell in parts. Those are its roots baby, and on some primal level as voracious consumers of the tale, this is still what we crave when we ask somebody to “tell us a scary story”.

A voice that had always been lively, contented and joyful, but that now sounded cold and lifeless. She’s about to find out that with a friend like Becca, she doesn’t need enemies Detective Huldar suspects he’s been given the investigation simply to keep him away from real police work. The majority of the story actually read more like crime fiction, so if you’re in the mood for a good creepy ghost story, I would find something else to read! And in his mother’s family Bible is a picture of an adult Teddy.

There’s the enduring mystery of the disappearance of Freyr’s son, and how this may be connected to the disppearance of another boy, not to mention the fact that Freyr’s ex-wife Sara is convinced that Benni is trying to communicate with her from beyond the grave.

View high res cover image. Frank Baum 1 L. The Empathy Problem Gavin Extence. Ultimately I went with 3 because I was disappointed by aspects of the characterisation and didn’t find the conclusion of the book as successful or effective as the earlier parts. Yrsa now works as a civil engineer for the company Fjarhitun, as well as being a writer. Read on for my picks for twisty, addictive, page-turning suspense. Until he makes a discovery that has the power to bring down the new President of the United States.


The most terrifying book EVER! Should have given them a clue really. A startling revelation that leads from the White House to the Kremlin threatens to trigger a new global conflict What a bumper month. Charles Street was once a highly-respected agent working for MI6, until a terrible mistake cost him his job.

There are two interwoven stories told in alternate chapters. Lists with This Book. An elderly woman has recently committed suicide in a local church and strange markings are discovered on her body.

Yrsa Sigurdardottir has become one of my favourite thriller writers after just two of her detective novels. Genuinely bone-chilling, and proves that as well as being the queen of Iceland crime fiction, Sigurdardottir is a supreme generator of fear. It had the perfect Icelandic setting and could have been very atmospheric but even it wasn’t done well. The Cyber Effect Mary Aiken. I also felt like even though it did some very interesting stuff, it also relied too much on the same old.

So when you read a novel you wouldn’t select for yourself in a genre you don’t care for, and it makes you very uncomfortable and you don’t sleep well while you I Remember You caused me to see shadows everywhere in my house, no matter how many lights I turned on, and I turned on a-plenty while reading this novel. Return to Book Page. Remembdr things, of course, are hardly random. I had to ysra this with the lights on, and now I’m a nervous wreck.


Meanwhile, in a town rememger the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. Eventually it just lost some narrative steam. History notes that the ugly feud between J. There are no “daylight scenes” to be found here.

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Could Teddy somehow be alive? Then she returns home one day to find her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing. Our Books See all Books. Anyone know what the “true story” was that it was based on? Please tick this box if you’d like to receive information and updates from us about our book news. Soon after his marriage deteriorated.

Always glad to siguedardottir Siguardardottir to anyone, she is amazing! Do you want to see something really scary? Rogue Lawyer John Grisham. I am also fascinated by the fact that it is partly based on a true tale, I just wonder which bit?

Book Review – I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

It’s one of the creepier books I’ve read recently, although it does rely too heavily on the end of the chapter quick scare rather than the slow buildup. Not a Member Yet? Their plan is to renovate a property there and make it a travel destination for those seeking natural beauty and escape. Best Scandinavian Crime Novels of I decided to give this book a try, and even though I resisted falling into it for the first few chapters, it soon became one of those stories that I immersed myself in, even reading it during the day in a public setting, which I rarely do.

Not to be read alone after dark.