My Soul to Take

A Novel of Iceland

By Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Bernard Scudder (Translator); Anna Yates (Translator)
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061143397, 346pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

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In the mystical SnÆfellsnes region on Iceland's west coastat a New Age health resort in a renovated farmhousethe body of a young woman is discovered, savagely beaten, with pins inserted into her feet. ThÓra GudmundsdÓttir, lawyer and single mother of two, has been retained to represent the resort's owner and prime suspect. But a fresh corpse is not the only abomination ThÓra encounters herefor local legend says this place is haunted . . . and a bizarre series of inexplicable occurrences soon suggests it is so.

As ThÓra digs deeply into the farm's past, she unearths a shocking history of evil and depravityand her once-solid view of reality begins to waver. But a second murder, shockingly similar to the first, pulls ThÓra back to earth by making two inescapable truths abundantly clear: the killer she seeks is very real . . . and is not finished yet.

About the Author
Yrsa SigurdardOttir is an award-winning author of five children's novels and a division manager with one of Iceland's largest engineering firms. She lives with her family in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Bernard Scudder lives in Reykjavk as a full-time translator. His translations encompass sagas, ancient and modern poetry, and leading contemporary novels and plays.

Svanhildur Oscarsdttir has a research post at the rni Magnsson Institute in Reykjavk, Iceland.

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