Please login to your account first; Need help? This is the 2nd in the Freyja and Huldar series, following on from The Legacy. A chilling note predicting the deaths of six people is found in a school's time capsule, 10 years after it was buried. Freyja trusts Huldar about as far as she could spit him, and Huldar realises that he harbours more than just professional respect for her. While the first book in this new series (Freya and Huldar), titled ''DNA'', was aligned with the previous dark, suspenseful and gory novels of the so-called ''Queen of Icelandic Noir'', the ''Reckoning'' fell short to my expectations as it is a rather conventional police procedural crime novel which focuses more on the whodunit part rather than the horrendous atmosphere which is a trademark of the writer herself. There is a certain charm evident in the dysfunctional relationship between Frey’s and Huldar. Free shipping. Another excellent book from one of my favourite authors. It is so good that I picked up The Reckoning immediately after turning the last page of The Legacy because I had to find out what would become of investigative duo Freyja and Huldar. So, I'll admit that this was a slower read for me. Save for later . It turns out she has gone to the nearby home of a classmate. Her titles include The Silence of the Sea and The Legacy. Fast forward to 2016 – a series of bizarre, gruesome killings has begun – but only after Sigrun’s father Jon Jonsson has been released from prison. On the back cover it says that it is the second book in the series, but I had no trouble reading it like a standalone. THE RECKONING—the second installment in the Children’s House series following THE LEGACY, picks right back up with the now demoted Huldar. This is the 2nd in the Freyja and Huldar series, following on from The Legacy. Refresh and try again. I would like to think that the ''Reckoning'' is only a mediocre parenthesis to the truly talented Icelandic author's work. Oooooh, another delicious story from this author. THE RECKONING by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir ; translated by Victoria Cribb ‧ RELEASE DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 Twelve years after the rape and murder of an 8-year-old schoolgirl, a new series of murders blossoms in her memory in Sigurdardóttir’s latest horrific police nightmare. "—Peter Robinson, "If you like your crime fiction dark and engaging, look no further. I guarantee you will do the same. Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in. 'Yrsa is a magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter 'The queen of Icelandic thriller writers' Guardian A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. I kinda like them, Huldar is not the typical scandinavian police, all mopey and dark. Police detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are once again thrown together. Iceland’s Queen of Crime returns in 2019 with the second installment in her superb Children’s House series: THE RECKONING. Macmillan Code of Ethics for Business Partners. He’s investigating a 2016 letter found in a time capsule that predicts the deaths of six people denoted only by initials. I still really enjoyed these characters & wasn’t able to guess “the bad guy” and one main occurrence that was revealed at the end. Can it be a real threat? Yrsa is a good writer and she tests her limits. To see what your friends thought of this book. Language: english. 4+ stars for this second book in the series and it was excellent. He is a bit of a fool. Soon, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case. Vaka sits, regretting her choice of coat, on the cold steps of her new school. A strong sense of place, interesting characters and a chilling plot make The Legacy a novel to savor. This is tough reading material, and at various points I felt personal despair for the human condition. It did not disappoint either as there were plenty of suspects in the cold case of young Vaka who was raped and then murdered. This is a very dark, but compelling story dealing with some decidedly difficult themes. From Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the international bestselling thriller The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, comes the follow-up to The Legacy. Available in used condition with free delivery in the UK. Hello, Sign in. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Not the sharpest mind but does an ok job. Opens image gallery. The story in The Reckoning is dark, very dark, with very disturbing themes, something that Yrsa excels in writing. It turns out she has gone to the nearby home of a classmate. (Couldn’t find a Goodreads entry for the English version.). And here's my first review in the New 2020. The horror of a decades-old family separation provides the catalyst for dark crimes and a complex investigation. When it was released it was up for £10.99 which was totally excessive, even IF I were gainfully employed !! I'll definitely be reading them as this is one terrific writer and series. The Reckoning is an excellently dark, moody, character driven novel, one that will stay in your mind and leaves you wanting more. "—Booklist, "Nordic crime fiction continues to be perennially popular and first-rate, with good reason. This award winning Icelandic author is famously known for her gritty and hard hitting crime novels set within the suburbs of Iceland. He’s now been relegated to investigating a letter in a time capsule written by school children in 2006 saying six people will be killed in ten years – listed by initials only. This is her second book about Freyja, child psychologist and Huldar, the cop. "A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. The Reckoning: Children's House Book 2 by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. It is book two in the series, but worked as a stand-alone. That being said, I would like to underline the fact that this is not a bad novel, you still want to turn the pages but it lacks the graphic horror descriptions which bring goosebumps to the reader and keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time you spend reading it. But he's a twit, although a well meaning twit, so you can bet hell mess things up The Reckoning isn't a rattling page turner, it takes its time to build character, often diverting to show the humdrum of everyday life, but not at the expense of the story. Hurrah for Yrsa Sigurðardóttir , This novel marks the return of police detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja. She is a director of one of Iceland’s largest engineering firms. With no way to call home, she resigns herself to waiting on the steps until her father remembers her. From the prolog, I felt that this book would win me over. See all 7 - All listings for this product. AbeBooks.com: The Reckoning: A Thriller (Children's House) (9781250136282) by Sigurdardottir, Yrsa and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. I find I am really liking this series. Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers. Buy The Reckoning by Sigurdardottir, Yrsa, Cribb, Victoria online on Amazon.ae at best prices. I hadn't even spotted that in the first story......ashamedly. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Twelve years after the rape and murder of an 8-year-old schoolgirl, a new series of murders blossoms in her memory in Sigurdardóttir’s latest horrific police nightmare. Of course a crime novel is likely to have grisly murders, psychologically damaged victims and perpetrators, evil criminals. This is a very dark, but compelling story dealing with some decidedly difficult themes. It begins in 2004 when eight year old Vaka goes missing while waiting for her dad to pick her up after school. It's truly harrowing. Hello, Sign in. "—Booklist (starred) on The Legacy, "Brilliant . Iceland’s Queen of Crime returns in 2019 with the second installment in her superb Children’s House series: THE RECKONING. Vilborg Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (born in 1963) is an Icelandic writer of both crime novels and children's fiction. (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner) From Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the international best-selling thriller The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel, comes the follow-up to The Legacy. $15.04. A tad disappointed in this one. 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