The first in an exciting new series from Iceland s outstanding crime novelist Daily Express Yrsa Sigurdardottir.THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERTHE INTERNATIONAL PRIZEWINNER Believe all the hype this is crime at its best HeatDetective Huldar is out of his depth His first murder case is like nothing he s seen before a bizarre attack on a seemingly blameless woman.The only evidence is a list of numbers found at the scene, and the testimony of the victim s eleven year old daughter, who isn t talking.While his team attempt to crack the code, Huldar turns to child psychologist Freyja for her expertise with traumatised young people Because time is running outand the one thing they know for certain is that the murderer will strike again....
|Title||:||The Legacy: Children's House Book 1 (Freyja and Huldar) (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Hodder Stoughton 23 M rz 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||377 Pages|
|File Size||:||997 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Legacy: Children's House Book 1 (Freyja and Huldar) (English Edition) Reviews
Akteure, Gedankengänge, Gefühle intensiv und großartig beschrieben. Die Morde sind außergewöhnlich und grausam. Wie die Fäden zusammengeführt werden ist schon beeindruckend gemacht. Sehr empfehlenswert für jene Leser, die Bücher lieben ohne Hektik, Geschrei oder sonst extrem laut sind. Es sind schon einige Längen im Buch, die wahrscheinlich aber notwendig sind um die Story zu vertiefen.
I couldn't put it away. Outstanding beginning of the Children's House series.The author allows you to get to know every character in the story through her descriptions and events. The murders are gruesomely horrifying, but the resolution will , as always, surprise you.
Rapid date changes were confusing and annoying at the beginning. Deciding not bother with dates made the book flow more satisfactorily and didn't affect the conclusion. Still worth a read but not among her best.
Scandanavian noir is a type of crime fiction that is written with a certain realistic style that is both dark and morally challenging. In some ways it is akin to the revered English author Agatha Christie where the players are introduced, analysed and in a complex series of incidents the murderer is exposed. Although The Legacy is strictly set in Iceland I have taken the liberty of categorizing it under Scandi/Nordic noir as it contains many of the latter's storytelling characteristics.Detective Huldar is investigating the murder of Elisa Freysteinsson and the only witness to this horrific crime is her 7 year old daughter Margret, so traumatised by the event that she is naturally unable to communicate just exactly what she witnessed. In desperation Huldar turns his attention to an organisation known as Children's House and in particular Freyja whose field of expertise is dealing with traumatised young people. This is a difficult situation for Huldar as he had recently been involved in a short, intense relationship with Freyja which must now be set aside in the interest of justice and the care and management of a very frightened young girl.Yrsa Sigurdardottir's style of writing is unhurried, descriptive and yet so involving. It rewards a patient reader with a superb piece of storytelling that gradually and systematically analyses and disregards the irrelevant finally exposing the perpetrator. What is the significance of using an electric appliance as a murder weapon? What are the strange short wave number codes received by a socially inept shy Karl? As the murder count rises and progress falters Huldar must use all his cunning and experience to find answers and to encourage the young Margret to reveal just who she saw on the night her mother was killed.I work within the legal system and was very impressed how the author managed the rather delicate conversations and interviews that Freyja was obligated to implement with a very frightened child. The success or otherwise of the investigation rested to a greater part on the outcome of these interviews, would a young Margret gradually reveal the one piece of information that Huldar so desperately needed?Many thanks to the publisher Hodder & Stoughton for sending me a gratis copy of The Legacy in return for an honest review, and that is what I have written.
A gruesome thriller chiller by an author who gets better with every book! Yrsa Sigurdardottir has been dubbed the Queen of Nordic noir and rightfully so. Her books are so amazingly twisted with complicated plots that defy the easy guess that comes with typical suspense novels. I read this genre almost exclusively, and she is one author that is a NOT TO BE MISSED.I must say that the murders in this book took me completely by surprise, not by the motive, but by the method. How original, and I will never look at common household items the same way again. I must admit to an unusual sick reaction on my part, thinking that I had become inured to gore and grisly depictions.So, the main plot line -- a married woman, mom to 3 children, is murdered in a gruesome fashion. Her young daugher, hiding under the bed at the time, is the only witness. This victim is one of 3 -- payback for a twisted perpetrator's revenge. There is so much going on in the narrative, and I don't want to give any spoilers, but I must say that I did not figure out the identity and was just as surprised as the characters in the book! Speaking of characters, I really enjoyed their development throughout the story and I am thrilled that this is the first in a new series. I have read every single book by this author, except one, and I intend to remedy that immediately if possible.This is an author that anyone who loves this genre cannot afford to miss. Yrsa cannot write fast enough to satisfy me! Loved it!