Winner of the Petrona Award 2015!
From the queen of Icelandic crime fiction comes a truly chilling story that will leave readers breathless right up to the memorable ending. This is possibly her best book yet. Bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardóttir has produced here a dazzling display of brilliant crime writing that is both groundbreaking and immensely satisfying.
As The Silence of the Sea opens, a luxury yacht crashes into a Reykjavik pier. But the boat is empty; no one is on board. What has happened to the crew? And what has happened to the family who were very much present when the yacht left Lisbon?
What should Thora Gudmundsdottir, the series sleuth, make of the rumors that the vessel was cursed? She is spooked even more when she boards the yacht and thinks she sees one of the missing children. Where is Karitas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?
The most chilling novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, an international best-selling author at the height of her powers.
When a yacht crashes into a Reykjav k harbor jetty in the prologue of Sigurdard ttir's outstanding sixth Th ra Gudmundsd ttir thriller (after 2015's Someone to Watch over Me), onlookers are shocked to find no one aboard no captain, no crew, and no sign of the young family that was traveling with them. Margeir Karelsson and Sigr dur Veturlidad ttir retain attorney Th ra to investigate and provide proof of death for their missing son, his wife, and their twin granddaughters. At stake is the life insurance payout, as well as the fate of the twins' two-year-old sister, left behind in the grandparents' care. But why are there rumors that the yacht was cursed? Sigurdard ttir does a masterly job of weaving together the story of Th ra's painstaking investigation with an account of the voyage and its horrifying spiral into disaster. In effect a locked-boat mystery enhanced with a hint of ghosts, this deliciously eerie variation on Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians won the Petrona Award for best Scandinavian crime novel in 2015.