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Someone to Watch Over Me

Someone to Watch Over Me

A Thriller

Thora Gudmundsdottir (Volume 5)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Minotaur Books


Bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir is back with the next book in her Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, the fifth installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series, was named Crime Novel of the Year by the Sunday Times.

A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of a young woman, killed in what was supposed to be a hit-and-run?

Chapter 1

Monday, January 4, 2010

The building looked quite ordinary from the road. Tourists probably assumed it was just another farm where men toiled and sweated happily, at peace with God and the world. Perhaps they thought...

Praise for Someone to Watch Over Me

“Iceland's Sigurdardottir is the reigning queen of mysteries, earning accolades worldwide and even an upcoming TV series. She deserves every bit of her praise. Her series about Reykjavik lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir is one of the best out there: spunky but smart heroine, wonderfully exotic setting, great subplots about Iceland's financial collapse and intriguing mysteries that always manage to satisfyingly come together. Someone to Watch Over Me may be her best Thora book, seductively weaving together two seemingly disparate stories about a man with Down Syndrome accused of burning down his group home and the hit-and-run-death of a babysitter who now seems to be haunting her young charge.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer (Grade: A)

“Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is ensconced at or near the summit of Nordic crime writing.” —The Times (UK)

Someone To Watch Over Me, just out, has already seen Yrsa Sigurdardóttir inevitably labeled 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson'” —The Independent (UK)

“This is a dark and brilliant novel.” —Sunday Times (UK)

“Thriller of the week. This is a finely drawn portrait.” —Mail (UK)

“This is a tough but moving novel, with an unusual plot and characters.” —Sunday Times (UK)

“A skilled author ... Extremely well plotted.” —Kiljan TV (Iceland)


Reviews from Goodreads

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced UR-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. She is the author of Ashes to Dust, Day is Dark, and I Remember You.

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