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The reckoning. #2 / Yrsa Sigurdardottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author. (Author). Cribb, Victoria, translator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library M YRS (Text) 33500013014238 New Available -
Breckenridge Public Library M YRS (Text) 33500013014220 New Checked out 06/11/2019
Thief River Falls Public Library YRS (Text) 35500006137929 New Checked out 06/04/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250136282
  • ISBN: 1250136288
  • Physical Description: 375 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: Sequel to: DNA [Icelandic title]. Published in the US as: The legacy.
Summary, etc.: Vaka sits, regretting her choice of coat, on the cold steps of her new school. Her father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week's pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. Grownups, she decides, are useless. With no way to call home, she resigns herself to waiting on the steps until her father remembers her. When a girl approaches, Vaka recognizes her immediately from class, and from her unusual appearance: two of her fingers are missing. The girl lives at the back of the school, on the other side of a high fence, and Vaka asks to call her father from the girl's house. That afternoon is the last time anyone sees Vaka. Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in. Soon, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case. From the international number one-bestselling author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel Yrsa Sigurdardottir returns with the follow-up to The Legacy.-- Publisher's description.
Vaka's father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week's pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. She asks a neighbor girl if she can call her father from the girl's house. That afternoon is the last time anyone sees Vaka. Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in, and are soon following up a letter that predicts a string of macabre events-- and the the finding of body parts in a garden. -- adapted from publisher info
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    Reykjavik detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja, both demoted after their rule-breaking hunt for a serial killer in The Legacy (2018), are drawn back together by a child's macabre prediction. An elementary school's time capsule has been unearthed, revealing a note listing the initials of five people who will be murdered in 2016 (the current year). Huldar is assigned to assess the threat and manages to convince Freyja to assist, despite her lingering anger at him. The letter's author is identified as Thröstur Agnesarson, the deeply traumatized son of Jón Jónsson, a pedophilic murderer recently released from prison. When Thröstur refuses to talk, and Huldar and Freyja find the records of a court case from Thröstur's childhood wiped clean, the gaps in the boy's story ignite Huldar's suspicion. At the same time, his new boss, Erla, struggles to lead the investigation into a series of gruesome crimes that Huldar believes are connected to Thröstur's prediction. Sigurdardóttir offsets sharp procedural elements and gruesome crimes with masterful character development and social commentary, creating a riveting, affecting thriller. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced EAR-suh SIG-ur-dar-daughter) lives with her family in Reykjavík. She is a director of one of Iceland’s largest engineering firms. Her work is climbing bestseller lists all over the world, and films are currently in production for several of her books. Her titles include The Silence of the Sea and The Legacy.

Subject: Women psychologists > Fiction.
Police > Iceland > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Iceland > Fiction.
Women psychologists
Iceland
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).

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