The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Book - 2018
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A chilling note predicting the deaths of six people is found in a school's time capsule, ten years after it was buried. Detective Huldar suspects he's been giving the investigation simply to keep him away from real police work. He turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message. Soon, however, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case.
Publisher: London, England : Hodder & Stoughton, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781473621565
Characteristics: 406 pages;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cribb, Victoria - Translator


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Mar 18, 2019

Heart wrenching child abuse and pedophilia incredibly dysfunctional authorities allowing the abuse to be covered up for years because of the interference of a powerful public figure.Finally the combination of a persistent detective and the recovery of a time capsule shed new facts and for once most of the bad guys get a taste of their own cruelty and negligence !!

Nov 13, 2018

I've read all her available books. This by far my favourite and the 2nd in the series. Huldar and Freya are interesting characters who work well together. Many twists and turns in this sad story. The ending is unexpected! Looking forward to the next in this particular series.

Sep 25, 2018

Yrsa Sigurdardottir is one of my favorite authors and she met my expectations in this latest Icelandic thriller. The subject is disturbing (child sexual abuse) but the "reckoning" makes the story bearable. Detective Huldar and child psychologist, Freyja, continue their interesting relationship and Freya's jailbird brother discovers he has a 10-month-old little girl, Saga, from an earlier casual relationship. This little girl is supposedly "the spitting image of the internet sensation, Angry Cat."
Yrsa includes these little bits of humor in the story which prevents it from becoming too depressing. The last two pages were absolutely great!

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