YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR lives with her family in Reykjavík, Iceland. She is a director of one of Iceland's largest engineering firms. Her work is climbing bestseller lists all over the world. She is the author of Ashes to Dust and The Day is Dark, also published by Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books.
International superstar Yrsa Sigurdardottir has captivated the attention of readers around the world with her mystery series featuring attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir. Now, Yrsa will stun readers once again with this out-of-this-world ghost story that will leave you shivering. In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a rundown house. But soon, they realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered. In the vein of John Ajvide Lindqvist, this horrifying thriller, partly based on a true story, is the scariest novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, who has taken the international crime fiction world by storm. The film rights have been sold to Sigurjon Sighvatsson, a Hollywood-based Icelandic film producer who has produced such films as Brothers and Arlington Road.
"Genuinely bone chilling, and proves that as well as being the Queen of Icelandic crime fiction, Sigurđardóttir is a generator of fear quite as adroit as such writers as Stephen King." —The Independent (UK)
"A chiller-thriller of immense scariness." —The Times (UK)
Praise for The Day is Dark:
“Fans of mystery fiction with unusual or remote settings should enjoy this one very much.” —Booklist
Praise for Ashes to Dust:
“A puzzle whose grim solution is worthy of Stieg Larsson.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Excellent…Should win this talented Icelandic author new fans." —Publishers Weekly (starred)