Brudan

Brudan The Doll

Freyja & Huldar #5

A doll is caught in the net of a fishing boat. It’s covered in barnacles and worms after years in the ocean, but a woman onboard takes it home at the request of her young daughter. This simple act of kindness sets into motion a series of fateful events, and five years later, skeletonized remains emerge from the ocean’s depths. Identifying the skeleton proves harder than initially thought: In a country where everyone knows their neighbor, an unknown missing person is an impossibility. As the mystery of the unidentified body deepens, Huldar dives into an investigation of a homeless drug addict’s murder, and Freyja investigates a suspected case of child abuse at a foster care home. The cases are linked through a single, missing witness: The young girl that wanted the doll all those years ago.

The Doll is the fifth installment in Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s series about the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar.

Reviews

  • “Smash hit. ”

    Morgunbladid, Iceland

  • “A very well-told story. /…/ Yrsa is better than ever.”

    Kiljunni, Iceland

  • “Master of plots.”

    Frettabladid, Iceland

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Author
Photo: Lilja Birgisdóttir Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
Published
2018
Genre
  • Thriller
Pages
359
Reading material

Icelandic edition

Rights sold

Czech Republic, Metafora

Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof

Estonia, Varrak

Finland, Otava

France, Actes Sud

Germany, BtB

Hungary, Animus

Iceland, Veröld

Latvia, Zvaigzne ABC

Macedonia, Antolog

Netherlands, Cargo

Norway, Kagge

Poland, Sonia Draga

Portugal, Quetzal

Sweden, HarperCollins Nordic

UK, Hodder & Stoughton

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