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Three people – a young couple and their female friend – are determined to refurbish a derelict house in an abandoned and isolated village in the harsh Icelandic West Fjords. They have little idea at the work’s onset what cataclysmic events their project will ignite but soon they realize they are not alone in the house – something wants them to leave, and it’s making its presence felt.

In a town across the vast fjord, a young doctor is investigating the suicide of an elderly woman. She appears to have been obsessed with the doctor’s son who disappeared three years earlier and was never found again. It is only when the two stories finally clash that the ugly truth is uncovered.


Shortlisted for the Glass Key The Nordic Countries 2011
The Blood Drop (Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year) Iceland 2010
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  • “Sigurdardottir has written an excellent and seriously scary mystery with tangible and supernatural elements that will appeal to fans of John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In).”

    Library Journal *Starred Review*, US

  • “A meticulously plotted supernatural thriller /…/ …the author draws both strands of her story together for an unpredictable finale that blends the best aspects of the tale of mystery and the tale of the supernatural.”

    Publishers Weekly, US

  • “Iceland's queen of suspense combines modern crime detection with mysticism to chilling effect. /…/ Sigurdardottir skillfully builds the early ominous warnings to the point that readers find themselves shouting to Katrin to cut her losses and go home, as the unexplained becomes terrifying. Nordic mystery writers can raise goosebumps as few others can, and Sigurdardottir shows she's one of the best.”

    Booklist, US

  • “I REMEMBER YOU is slow-burning, immersive, utterly chilling suspense—I was glued to this book from the first page to the last.”

    Crime By The Book, US

  • “I have a read a lot of horror fiction, and a lot of psychological suspense books, and I Remember You ranks among the scariest, right up there with the best of Stephen King and Peter Straub. It's that good. And that scary. And, ultimately, that moving.”

    Cleveland, US

  • “Bestselling Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardóttir surpasses her previous top-sellers with this supernatural crime thriller. /…/ Now, in I Remember You, Yrsa will stun readers once again with this out-of-this-world ghost story that will leave you shivering. /…/ In the vein of John Ajvide Lindqvist, this horrifying thriller is the scariest novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardóttir.”

    Fresh Fiction, US

  • “Top five horror books to keep you up late this Halloween… One of the best, most terrifying ghost tales in recent memory. I Remember You is partially a mystery, but it's primarily an eerie ghost story about missing children, an isolated house in the Icelandic fjords, love, bullies and loss. It is a horror novel with almost no gore; author Sigurdardóttir chills with sounds and smells and shadows, not blood.”

    Cleveland, US

  • “If you want to be kept awake at night, I’d recommend Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's I Remember You.”

    Financial Times, UK

  • “A chilling ghost story /…/ the queen of Icelandic crime writing swerves into new territory with I Remember You – a don't-read-it-in-the-dark ghost story /…/ Things get seriously scary.”

    Marie Claire, UK

  • “Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's chillers get better and better. I Remember You is a truly creepy combination of haunted house story and modern detection in Iceland.”

    Sunday Telegraph, UK

  • “Expertly woven together, with plenty of cliffhangers and perfect control of the macabre mood: intriguing, entertaining, and very spooky indeed.”

    The Guardian, UK

  • “Genuinely bone-chilling, and proves that as well as being the queen of Icelandic crime fiction, Sigurdardóttir is a supreme generator of fear /…/[she] is clearly relishing the business of scaring our pants off.”

    The Independent, UK

  • “It is everything it should be, compulsive, intriguing, scary, convoluted, twisting and eventually totally satisfying /…/ First class.”

    The Bookseller, UK

  • “Sigurdardóttir intertwines these plotlines brilliantly and the two creepy strands gradually tighten together to really give the reader the heebie-jeebies. The author comes from a crime and thriller background and you can tell: there are cliff-hangers at the end of almost every chapter and she expertly ramps up the feeling of dread as the plot accelerates and all in the book find themselves in mortal danger.”

    Big Issue, UK

  • “A chilling read, perfect for a dark night.”

    Daily Express, UK

  • “A true rollercoaster of a chiller… This is very different from the Nordic crime one might expect. /…/ A horror with a whodunit sensibility, this is a must-buy for Halloween and beyond.”

    We Love This Book, UK

  • “Some horror novels convey a creeping sense of dread, some a feeling of disgust, and others real fear. This one does all three, and does it with such conviction that it's hard to remember it's not real… A fast-paced, stomach-churning ghost story that will rattle your cage.”

    Press Association, UK

  • “Not just another thriller – this is one of the most spooky reads you could wish for.”

    The Book Bag, UK

  • “Sigurdardóttir indulges in plenty of bump-in-the-night scares and cliffhanger chapter endings.”

    Metro, UK

  • “Publishers and blurb writers are competing to hail the new monarch of Nordic crime fiction… I would be tempted to offer a name not from the obvious crime soil of Sweden or Norway, but from bleak and moody Iceland. /…/ A chiller-thriller of immense scariness… Not to be read alone after dark.”

    The Times, UK

  • “…as predictable as a smoldering volcano.”

    Bergensavisen, Norway

  • “You need strong nerves to get through this novel in one piece…”

    Dagbladet, Norway

  • “Very elegantly executed. The criminal aspect itself is first class crime fiction. In addition comes the strangeness, the ghosts, the unexplained eeriness that causes you to feel bony fingers touching your shoulders. The whole book is cleverly conceived and written with cunning care. It works both as intrigue, as criminal suspense and as horror.”

    Faedrelandsvennen, Norway

  • I Remember You is certainly worth reading and it is rare that you notice your body tremble in suspense when reading crime novels, but this book is at times really creepy. I'm looking forward to the movie and the next book from Yrsa Sigurdardóttir.”

    Moss Avis, Norway

  • “Like a breath of fresh air in the world of crime fiction, the unease crawls under the skin and creates intense suspense from the first to the last page of this thriller-like suspense novel.”

    Verldens Gang, Norway

  • “Yrsa's best book.”

    Kiljan TV, Iceland

  • “Powerful – Yrsa's best book.”

    Morgunbladid, Iceland

  • “Hair-rising!”

    DV, Iceland

  • “Well-structured and extremely suspenseful. Yrsa's best book.”

    Vidskiptabladid, Iceland

  • “Yrsa's best book, yet. First class novel which is impossible to put down. Horrifyingly suspenseful.”

    Pressan, Iceland

  • Crime By The Book

Photo: Lilja Birgisdóttir Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
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Reading material

Icelandic edition

English edition

German edition

Rights sold

Czech Republic, Metafora

Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof

France, Editions Anne Carriere

Germany, Fischer

Greece, Metaixmio

Hungary, Animus

Iceland, Veröld

Italy, Il Saggiatore

Korea, Munhakdongne

Netherlands, House of Books

North Macedonia, Begemot

Norway, Kagge

Poland, Muza

Portugal, Quetzal

Spain, Mondadori (World Spanish)

UK, Hodder & Stoughton

US, St. Martin’s Press

Film rights sold

US, Palomar Pictures

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