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The Day Is Dark
by Yrsa Sigurdardottir and Philip Roughton


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There's something out there





"Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson."



--"Daily Telegraph"





"Iceland's crime queen."



--The Scotsman





"Engaging, fresh, and exciting."



--James Patterson





Yrsa Sigurdardottir is widely regarded around the world as one of the best Nordic crime writers working today.  Read more...


 
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More About The Day Is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton
 
 
 
Overview

There's something out there





"Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson."



--"Daily Telegraph"





"Iceland's crime queen."



--The Scotsman





"Engaging, fresh, and exciting."



--James Patterson





Yrsa Sigurdardottir is widely regarded around the world as one of the best Nordic crime writers working today. Yrsa's previous book in the series, "Ashes to Dust, "also featured lawyer and sometime sleuth Thora Gudmundsdottir 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, Thora is hired to uncover the fates of the missing people. When she arrives in Greenland, she discovers that these aren't 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.


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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781250029409
  • ISBN-10: 1250029406
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 370
  • Dimensions: 8.21 x 5.56 x 0.97 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.73 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - International Mystery & Crime
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-12-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Icily compelling, Sigurdardóttir’s fourth Thóra Gudmundsdóttir 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. Thóra, 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 Thóra 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 Thóra 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. (Feb.)

 
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