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Gallows Rock

Gallows Rock

‘Iceland’s outstanding crime novelist’ Daily Express

On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it…

The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn’t suicide. But when the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn’t seem to have any link with the victim, his parents cannot be found, and his drawings show he witnessed something terrible.

As detective Huldar hunts the killer, and child psychologist Freyja looks for the boy’s parents, the mystery unfolds: a story of violence, entitlement, and revenge.

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir

‘Iceland’s outstanding crime novelist’ Daily Express

‘A magnificent writer’ Karin Slaughter

‘The undisputed queen of Icelandic Noir‘ Simon Kernick

Believe all the hype – this is crime at its bestHeat

NetGalley Reader Reviews

‘Just as compelling as the previous books in the series. All of Yrsa Sigurðardóttir’s books are extremely well written and a joy to read. There is plenty of suspense and twists in this story (. . .) I read this book in one sitting, I was unable to put it down. Highly recommended’

‘There is such a skill to the author’s writing, the way in which she creates tension and atmosphere and uses setting to bring and edge to the story, that it is difficult to put down. And she brings such a range of emotions out in me as a reader that I feel slightly battered myself when I finish reading . . . Truly powerful storytelling and characters I have come to love’

‘I was hooked from the very first page and enthralled and completely drawn in throughout the book. (. . .) This is a story which builds and weaves perfectly. It’s so twisty’

‘Twists galore and a surprising ending, this is a book you’ll want to devour in one sitting’
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 23rd July 2020

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781473693418

Reviews

Praise for Gallows Rock
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Nail-biting... Iceland's long dark nights are at their most minatory in Sigurðardóttir's atmospheric thrillers
Financial Times
Sigurdardottir is as confident a writer as ever
The Sunday Times
The multi-award winning Icelandic writer has a growing UK fan base. The fourth thriller featuring child psychologist Freyja and detective Hulder, is as chilling as Scandi noir should be
Peterborough Telegraph
Sigurðardóttir hooks her readers very quickly... Eventually, justice is done and the loose ends are satisfactorily tied up
Literary Review
Pacey dealing out of the plot twists amid uniquely Icelandic characters and circumstances
The Sunday Times Crime Club
You'll devour it with fascination and you'll be head over heels with Sigurðardóttir's writing
Daily Record
Packs an all too timely punch - 5 Stars
Heat