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The Day Is Dark

The Day Is Dark

A Thriller

Thora Gudmundsdottir (Volume 4)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Minotaur Books


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 Sigurdardóttir 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 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 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.

Chapter 1

March 18, 2008

Thóra Gudmundsdóttir put down the overview of her last month's work schedule at the legal firm. It was hardly what she would call encouraging reading: The cases taken by her and Bragi, her...

Praise for The Day Is Dark

"Icily compelling."—Publishers Weekly

"Deeply satisfying for the warm-toed reader."—The Independent


Reviews from Goodreads

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced ?R-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.

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