The Icelandic queen of Nordic Noir, Yrsa Sigurdardottir's writing manages to be both spare but sinister. Expect goosebumps to sprout while reading this tale of murder, abuse and other worldly shenanigans in rural Iceland.
The Legacy is the start of an exciting new direction for Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The horror of a decades-old family separation provides the catalyst for dark crimes and a complex investigation. The Children's House promises to be an outstanding series.
The stories share an underlying menace that is at once disturbing and compelling.
Iceland's outstanding crime novelist
If you like your crime fiction dark and engaging, look no further. THE LEGACY is as brutal as it gets. A cracking start to a new series by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
A tale of elegant twists and turns, which surprised me at least three times in the last fifty pages
We have always been able to rely on Yrsa Sigurdardóttir for a good story well told, and The Legacy is no exception. A strong sense of place, interesting characters and a chilling plot make The Legacy a novel to savour.
Yrsa remains the queen of Icelandic thriller writers
The connecting thread in all the writer's work is her astuteness in observing human relations, the everyday mixed with the dark and devious.
The conclusion is even more astounding, thanks to her white-hot plotting.
5*s - Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best.
Another tour de force from Sigurdardottir that cements her reputation as the queen of Nordic noir
The deeper Sigurdardottir delves into the dark corners of her imagination, the more her creative talents thrive. This is a compelling read for anyone with an appetite for the macabre and the cryptic.
Solid characters and great complex plot...If you haven't already met the Queen of Icelandic Crime fiction start here, because this is her best novel to date
The Legacy takes us into a world where secrets are buried deep, only to reappear decades later and inflict harm on people who have no idea that they're connected by past horrors. Yrsa is a magnificent writer who envelops her stories with atmosphere so thick that only care and a bit of luck can see through it. Her characters spring vividly to life as they try their best to do just that, knowing that any mistake could be deadly for another innocent person. Impossible to put down.
No one does crime fiction quite like Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir... THE LEGACY is a masterful procedural infused with the author's dark imagination.
The queen of Nordic crime shows her considerable chops with an introductory murder that hikes the tension to cardiac-arrest levels, then introduces a new detective, the baggy-eyed Huldar, to sort it out. Icelandic noir at its reliably gripping best