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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Ég man þig by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Charles Street was once a highly-respected agent working for MI6, until a terrible mistake cost him his job. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here View all 4 comments. I have no idea.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As the chapters flip back and forth often ending on a cliffhanger remembdr, the tension and stakes ratchet up accordingly.

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. I can put this book down and finally sleep in peace.

Review of I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir | Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Ultimately I went with 3 because I was disappointed by aspects of the characterisation and didn’t find the conclusion of the book as successful or effective as the earlier parts. The book has two viewpoints, one is Gardar and his wife, Katrin and their friend Lif renovating a truly scary derelict house in the Westfjords of Iceland in a deserted old fishing village miles from civilization.

You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time using the unsubscribe remmember provided in the emails that are sent to you. It was in translation from Icelandic. In a story both gruesome and heart-wrenching, Sigurdardottir weaves a masterful mystery that belongs on the bookshelf of every Scandinavian crime fiction reader. Always glad to introduce Siguardardottir to anyone, she is amazing!


But the trouble is when the outside world refuses to forget you… Hesteryri Where the house is located where they will live. I Remember You is a chilling, suspenseful ghost story, written in the style of a Scandinavian thriller. But soon they realise they are not alone there – something wants them to leave, and xigurdardottir making its presence felt.

Cozy up with a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa, and rememmber in for a mix of Scandinavian crime, classic mysteries, police procedurals, and more – all guaranteed to make your holiday break reading list complete. I don’t mind when ygsa 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.

Book Review – I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

And finally, a strong use of the double narrative. Those are its roots baby, and on some primal I love to be scared and suspended in a state of heebie-jeebies.

She introduces multiple characters in two distinct but ultimately merging story lines and yet the reader is never confused and has no difficulty remembering who’s whom. You are commenting using your WordPress.

I Remember You: A Ghost Story

Yrsa Sigurdardottir is a just-plain-incredible talent. Since I spent so much time on this book already, I’m going to make this short. Europe stands upon the brink of war, at the edge of a discovery that will change everything.

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As claustrophobia mounts and old secrets rear their ugly heads, things get darker still… and when one of the group is found dead, the truth is clear: I really enjoyed being chilled and thrilled by Yrsa and I genuinely did get creeped out by the book as Yrsa, as with her crime novels, slowly creates a sense of unease and toys with the reader.

I enjoyed this book a lot. Remind me never to go anywhere beyond the nearest corner with these people. Highly recommended for readers who want complex yet binge-worthy domestic suspense. I decided to give this book a try, and even though I resisted falling into it for the first few chapters, it soon became on First of all, just look at the cover of this book with it’s generic title. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone must reckon with what really happened on that fateful day in Memphis.

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. Read on for my picks for twisty, addictive, page-turning suspense. Best Psychological Thrillers of Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. Meanwhile, a middle-aged psychiatrist has moved to the town across the fjord from the abandoned village to escape his failed marriage and the loss of his son, who disappeared without a trace three years earlier.

There is a presence and it isn’t happy at there arrival.