Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
An Icelandic Novel of Secret Symbols, Medieval Witchcraft, and Modern Murder

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At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn't long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student's obsession with Iceland's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems . . . and no one can be trusted.

 

About Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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Yrsa is known for her thrillers featuring lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 338 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Matthew and Thóra question the members of the society and find them suspicious, particularly Harald’s closest friend, a medical student named Dóri.

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By the end of this fascinating and deliciously creepy mystery, all sorts of strange behavior past and present comes to life.

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unfortunately, however, I don’t believe that Thora is a sufficiently engaging character and I can’t see readers rushing to read every installment in what looks likely to become a series.

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