[[ BOOKS ]] ✬ Horfðu á mig Author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – Ivogue.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Horfðu á mig

  1. says:

    Against the backdrop of Iceland s fiscal crisis, this multi faceted novel provided a literate and very suspenseful read A fire in a home that sheltered those unable to look after themselves, an autistic boy, a paralyzed girl, another girl with locked in syndrome and a young man with limited intelligence, kills all including the night watchman and the young man charged But did he do it Asked to re open the case, Thora sets out to uncover evidence that this young man of sub mental abilities did not have the planning skills necessary to commit this crime Love the character of Thora, she has a blended family and a dogged sense of right and wrong There are multiple threads in this story and for quite some time I was not sure where they fit, including a haunted house and young child There are constant revelations to keep the plot moving, ve...


  2. says:

    o segundo livro que leio da autora e n o me desiludiu


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    A special thank you to St Martin s Press, Minotaur Books, and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, Yrsa Sigurdardottir s latest complex crime thriller Thora Gudmundsdottir 5 Series reminding you of the classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest, with this multi layered dark spine chilling psycho Nordic noir Set in Iceland, a fire, an arson eighteen months earlier A young man, Jakob with Down s Syndrome had been convicted of burning down a residential assisted living facility and killing five people A fellow inmate of the Secure Psychiatric Unit SPU at Sogan has requested Thor s assistance, and says Jakob is his friend He is twenty years old and may spend the rest of his life here Karlsoon says Jakob did not do it, and wants Thora to prove it Until 1992, prisoners with mental health problems had either been placed in institutions aboard or simply kept among the general population at at Litla Hraun prison Neither option was ideal The first option the language barrier, untold hardships and the distance from their family and friends The latter The prison was not an adequate healthcare facility Thora did not know how well the prisoners considered to be of sound mind would interact with t...


  4. says:

    The spookiest of the Sigurdardottir books that I have read so far, this is a crime story full of twists and corruption as well as some genuinely chilling moments Reading this makes me all the convinced that I will need all of my courage to read Sigurdarddottir s actual horror novel I See You This al...


  5. says:

    The crime novels of Yrsa Sigurdardottir get better with each outing and this one is destined to be a Nordic Noir classic It begins with a hit and run and then an even horrendous crime is committed a deliberate fire at a residential home which results in the deaths of 5 people 4 of them disabled.The lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir becomes involved in a bid to free a young man with Downs Syndrome who was found guilty of setting the blaze The latter followed a highly suspect investigation by the authorities and the subsequent trial which was almost a foregone conclusion.How Thora is led to begin her investigation is a story in itself and sheds light on several darker aspects of criminality in society.As she unravels the labyrinth of lies surrounding the deadly fire, Thora also comes to realise the dreadful plight of many disabled people in her community Meanwhile, there is trauma related to the fatal fire.Thora, with occasional help from husband Matthew, immerses herself in painstaking interviews and an in depth reading of crime and court reports Other events unfold, sometimes with the unwitting aid of interested parties, almost all of whom have reasons to be ashamed of their actions immediately following the hit and run and the residential home blaze Eventually, through a series of dramatic twists and turns, the investigation draws the 2 crimes together and both cases are solved Though whether justice is done is a matter for the reader to decide....


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    This is my first book by this author, but definitely won t be my last In fact, I already have another one to read I can easily see why Yrsa Sigudardottir is known as the Queen Of Icelandic Fiction, but I d say she s accurately the Queen Of ScandiNoir I will write a roper review shortly, but be assured I m definitely a convert to this highly talented author As for guessing whodunit No chance She s way too smart for me An ...


  7. says:

    This was a pretty good book Lots of little details went into this book and you feel like you are really there If that makes any sense.


  8. says:

    Thora is an attorney in Iceland who has been hired by a heinous pedophile named Josteinn Karlsson, to prove that a young man with Down Syndrome named Jakob, who has been convicted of starting a fire that killed five residents of a care facility and a security guard, is actually innocent Thora is very puzzled by this Her services cost a lot of money and she can t understand why Josteinn wants to clear Jakob s name Josteinn says that he came into a huge inheritance from his mother and that he has personal motives for hiring her.Thora investigates the dead residents and talks to their surviving family members in order to gather as much information as possible She ends up finding out a lot that has been withheld from the police and discovers a number of family secrets There is an autistic boy who was killed in the fire who had a previous interest in starting fires himself This is something that his family has not revealed One of the dead residents, a comatose woman, was found to be pregnant upon autopsy, and the father has not been identified Thora, along with her husband Martin, who is currently out of work because of the economic downturn In Iceland during the time this novel takes place in 2010, do most of the investigative work themselves The police are not in the picture because Ja...


  9. says:

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  10. says:

    Excellent allegory for how elites manipulate the institutions they re embedded in for personal gain Someone To Watch Over Me, could just as well be a sardonic, cynical reference to the people s democracy of Iceland that utterly failed to watch over its citizens This is s story of deep disillusionment with democracy s promises of prosperity, social justice, and equality Essentially an indictment of democracy and in particular its invisible machinery, the deep bureaucracy, which by its sheer density is able to manipulate justice and remain anonymous Government bureaucracy in the United States has often been called the Fourth Branch of Government due to its competence of interpreting how laws are implemented once they have been legislated Arguably bureaucracies have power than actual legislating bodies Opportunities for collusion and corruption are...


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