The Girl Who Died

£8.99

Una knows she is struggling to deal with her father’s sudden, tragic suicide. She spends her nights drinking alone in Reykjavik, stricken with thoughts that she might one day follow in his footsteps. So when she sees an advert seeking a teacher for two girls in the tiny village of Skálar – population of ten – on the storm-battered north coast of the island, she sees it as a chance to escape. But once she arrives, Una quickly realises nothing in city life has prepared her for this. The villagers are unfriendly. The weather is bleak. And, from the creaky attic bedroom of the old house where she’s living, she’s convinced she hears the ghostly sound of singing. Una worries that she’s losing her mind. And then, just before Christmas, there’s an unexplained death and Una’s life going from bad to worse.

In stock

Description

THE NAIL-BITING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

‘Is this the best crime writer in the world today?’ The Times

‘A world-class crime writer . . . One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction’ Sunday Times

‘It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction’ The Times
________

‘TEACHER WANTED AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD . . .’

After the loss of her father, Una sees a chance to escape Reykjavìk to tutor two girls in the tiny village of Skálar – population just ten – on Iceland’s storm-battered north coast.

But city life hasn’t prepared her for the unforgiving weather nor inhospitable village life. Worse, the creaky old house where she lives is playing on her already fragile mind when she’s convinced she hears the ghostly sound of singing.

Then, at midwinter, a young girl is found dead.

And one of the villagers must have blood on their hands . . .

________

‘An intensely gripping mystery’ The Times

‘Invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic Noir’
Daily Mail

Praise for Ragnar Jónasson

‘This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jónasson’s atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine’s unerring humanity shining from every page’
Daily Mail

‘Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense’ Ian Rankin

This is such a tense, gripping read’ Anthony Horowitz

‘Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us’ The Times Literary Supplement

‘Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction’ Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

‘A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended’ Lee Child

Chilling – a must-read’ Peter James

Additional information

Weight0.266 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

ix, 373

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

839.6935 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Girl Who Died”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *