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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529377453

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Discover the utterly terrifying, chilling and gripping new novel from international bestseller YRSA SIGURDARDOTTIR, author of THE DOLL and GALLOWS ROCK

‘Lyrical landscape descriptions combine with intimations of terrible events in the past in this haunting story’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘A generator of fear quite as adroit as Stephen King’ THE INDEPENDENT
‘A magnificent writer’ KARIN SLAUGHTER


Kolbeinn has been called to his old home. The new owners uncovered some photos, and a muddied child’s shoe bearing the name ‘Salvor’. A name Kolbeinn doesn’t recognise. Soon after, he hears news of his mother’s deteriorating health. Her carers say she has been asking for her daughter, his sister: Salvor.


Jóhanna is working with the search and rescue team in Höfn to find two couples from Reykjavik. Their phones’ last location has been pinpointed to the road leading up into the highlands. In a harsh winter, the journey is treacherous, and they soon find the first body. More troubling, Johanna senses her team is being tracked through the snow.


Hjörvar works at the Stokksnes Radar Station in the highlands. He’s alone when the phone connected to the gate rings: the first time it’s done so since he began working there five months ago. When he answeres, he can only hear interference, and what sounds like a child’s voice asking for her mother.

How are these events connected?

And what may be searching for its prey out on the ice?

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s:

‘Dark, creepy, and gripping from beginning to end’ STUART MACBRIDE
‘Yrsa gets better with each book’ LIZ NUGENT
‘The queen of Icelandic thriller writers’ GUARDIAN
‘Such engaging characters and a compelling, twisted and creepy mystery’ SHARI LAPENA
‘Atmospheric, mysterious and brilliantly plotted’ MARI HANNAH
‘Keeps us on the edge of our seats’ INDEPENDENT
‘Pacy dealing out of plot twists’ SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB


Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir - :
The undisputed Queen of Icelandic Noir
Simon Kernick
Nail-biting . . . Iceland's long dark nights are at their most minatory in Sigurdardottir's atmospheric thrillers
Financial Times
One of the best books I've read for a long time: dark, creepy, and gripping from beginning to end
Stuart MacBride
Sigurdardottir is as confident a writer as ever
The Sunday Times
Sigurdardottir's novels are always suffused with a sense of unease and her characters struggle with mental turmoil as well as hostile conditions. Lyrical landscape descriptions combine with intimations of terrible events in the past in this haunting story
Sunday Times CULTURE
If you like your chilling thrillers ice-cold and with an epic plot twist, then look no further . . . another atmospheric, twisty thrill-fest from Sigurdardottir
Sigurdardottir is a skilled hand and ties all her threads and twists together neatly, but it's her thrilling tale of a struggle to survive in freezing temperatures, under a sky that never seems to lighten, that provides the real chill factor here
This Icelandic writer is the real horror deal
Peterborough Telegraph
A supernatural Icelandic thriller that'll chill you to the bone
Buzz Magazine
The Prey is an extraordinarily creepy mystery. Sigurdardottir can make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up whether describing the weird and wintry terrain of southern Iceland or the odd behaviour of a cat called Puss. The outer darkness reflects that within the characters. One of the doomed hikers asks herself: "Was there no end to the wretchedness and cruelty of the world?" The answer she receives will make your blood run cold
The Times
Mesmerising and atmospheric, with entrancing descriptions of landscape
The Sunday Times (Culture)
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