Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s chillers get better and better. I REMEMBER YOU is a truly creepy combination of haunted house story and modern. I Remember You: A Ghost Story. Yrsa Sigurdardottir, trans. from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton. Minotaur, $ trade paper (p) ISBN. The subtitle of this novel is “a ghost story,” and so it is. I can’t remember when I last read a novel that was so whole-heartedly about ghosts.

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Do you want to see something really scary? No one was surprised when Becca didn’t come back to work. Characters decide to go to a completely isolated area, unreachable except by boat, to a house with a sketchy history, at a time of year when bad weather is likely to make it hard for the boat to come back for them. This is a ghost story, and like a lot of the best ghost stories, there is a mystery that demands to be solved.

It’s going just beneath The Woman in Black as one of my all-time scary reads. Yrsa Siggurdardottir weaves a chilling tale of sigurdadottir mysteries, past and present, with a classic ghost story, allowing each to unfold naturally, like a strand of ivy, as they wander towards their singular point of origin. The mystery is more prosaic, and the chapters about Freyr interested me much less than those set on Hesteyri except when the ghost appeared.

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Book Review – I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The Empathy Problem Gavin Extence. Thanks — I thought it was great but then I like ghost stories.

Praise for Sandra Brown’Suspense that has teeth’Stephen King’Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown’s crisp ysra Weekly’An edge-of-the-seat thriller that’s full of sigurdafdottir. Can someone explain me what the end means?

When a pregnant woman is imprisoned on suspicion of murder, she must fight to prove her innocence from behind bars or her baby may be given away to whoever framed her These things, of course, are hardly random. Email required Address never made public. A voice that seemed so near, yet at the same time so infinitely far away. There were a couple of chapters that had some creepy parts but that was about it.


Hodder Paperbacks Spotlight Patricia Wentworth. I quite liked it oddly though it does lose a tiny bit of impact I suppose. I don’t mind when authors reach for the gross out that’s all fine for a good bit of schlocky fun ; but where horror’s beating heart really lies — where it lives and breathes in the darkened shadows — is in the dread and creep. This site uses cookies.

Always glad to introduce Siguardardottir to anyone, she is amazing! You are commenting using your Facebook account. Finally, I’m finished with this book!

Harry, meanwhile, heads to the Spanish court on slgurdardottir covert mission for Tudor, who intends to deflect Queen Isabella’s interest in developing a trade route west with a sailor named Columbus. I recommend reading this late at night, preferably with the wind howling high and loud outside your window and if the lights should flicker, well — don’t be alarmed. It may have been a 6 month wait at the library but it was definitely worth it. As the days pass, things get stranger and more frightening as the group realize they are trapped with no easy escape.

Highly recommended for readers who want complex yet binge-worthy domestic suspense. November 18, at Yrsa now sigurdwrdottir as a civil engineer yraa the company Fjarhitun, as well as being a writer. One of the things I found most offputting about The Sigurdardottjr is Dark was the too-obvious and somewhat clumsy foreshadowing involved in the portrayal of one particular character; unfortunately, the same thing happens here.

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A strange, ragged child seems bent on destroying their dreams of turning the vacant house into a liveable holiday home. What begins as a routine exfiltration quickly remrmber into a brutal struggle and the ex-SAS legends will need to use all of their fighting instincts to stay alive.

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There is also the strange case of vandalism in a school which seems strangely like an incident decades ago. They hope to make a go of it, hosting paying summer guests, but the three friends, a married couple and an urbane woman friend, have few skills and little money.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I Remember You caused me to see shadows everywhere in my house, no matter how many lights I turned on, and I turned on a-plenty while reading this novel. The majority of the story actually read more like crime fiction, so if you’re in the mood for a good creepy ghost story, I would find something else to read! Nazanin Terrific review, Michelle!

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Glass Key Award Nominee Of yrxa, horror by its very nature and definition is extremely fluid and subjective I would argue the most subjective of all the genres.

I’m always on the hunt for the next thing that’s going to scare the pants off me. The little kid nasty-ghost-giggling? He sigurdardotitr spends his time working nearly around the clock to keep his mind from thinking of what may have happened to his young boy.

sigurdareottir As the group of friends settle into their routine, it slowly but surely becomes clear that there is a presence in the abandoned settlement that seems intent on driving them away. I don’t scare as easy as I used sigurdardottjr and most of my horror consumption of late has been of the film kind, not the book kind. There is something about the way she can write the grimly fascinating with such humour that really works for me. But what makes me particularly glad to have read this book is the authenticity that fills its every page.

Should have given them a clue really.

At the glittering court of the Medici in Florence, Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the republic and head of the mysterious Academy, is engaged in a dangerous game of power with the Vatican. Lizzie hasn’t thought much about Becca since the accident. As well as the actions of a certifiable ursa or two.