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The Reckoning

The Reckoning

A Thriller

Children's House (Volume 2)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir; read by Lucy Paterson

Macmillan Audio

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On Sale: 02/12/2019

ISBN: 9781250319272

11:48:0

"With a remarkable ability to subtly distinguish myriad characters, Lucy Patterson masterfully narrates this thriller...Her timing and delivery, including subtle pauses and sighs, are transfixing." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

From Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the international bestselling thriller The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, comes the follow-up to The Legacy.

Vaka sits, regretting her choice of coat, on the cold steps of her new school. Her father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week’s pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. Grownups, she decides, are useless.

With no way to call home, she resigns herself to waiting on the steps until her father remembers her. When a girl approaches, Vaka recognizes her immediately from class, and from her unusual appearance: two of her fingers are missing. The girl lives at the back of the school, on the other side of a high fence, and Vaka asks to call her father from the girl's house. That afternoon is the last time anyone sees Vaka.

Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in. Soon, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case.

Chapter 1


Huldar dropped the bundle of photocopies on his desk. There was hardly anything else on it apart from a small collection of half-empty coffee mugs. These days he mostly got the assignments that no one else in CID wanted, like...

Praise for The Reckoning

"With a remarkable ability to subtly distinguish myriad characters, Lucy Patterson masterfully narrates this thriller." -AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner -

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Yrsa Sigurdardottir; read by Lucy Paterson

YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced EAR-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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