Thogn The Fallout

Freyja & Huldar #6

On a cold day in Reykjavik, a baby goes missing from her pram. In her place, the father finds the body of a dead infant. The missing baby was born through a surrogacy agreement, one that started off well but quickly deteriorated. Eleven years have passed since the disappearance, when an isolated case of measles results in the death of a young girl. Her father sets out to find the responsible virus carrier in order to exact his revenge. In another part of the city, a woman’s dismembered body is found in a deserted car, her head missing.

In The Silence, the sixth instalment in the Freyja and Huldar series, Police officer Huldar and child psychologist Freyja must combine their wits to solve a difficult case, where the fallout from previous misdeeds is relentless. The only common denominator in all three cases is the wall of silence that encircles those involved.


  • “As always, the standard is very high with the Icelandic Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The Silence is a strong and well-researched crime novel from Reykjavik and its surroundings.”


    Politiken, Denmark

  • “Yrsa [Sigurdardóttir] has done it again. /…/ Yrsa’s crime squad contains brilliantly drawn characters who her devoted readers know very well and enjoy meeting again. Yrsa has been a master of plots for a long time, writing stories that are real page turners. Add to this amusing characters who grow with every book, the result is one of the most entertaining crime novels you’ll ever read. /…/ An unputdownable crime novel which also touches upon important social issues.”

    Frettabladid, Iceland

Photo: Lilja Birgisdóttir Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
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Reading material

Icelandic edition

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Bulgaria, Emas

Czech Republic, Metafora

Denmark, Lindhardt og Ringhof

Estonia, Varrak

Finland, Otava

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Germany, Btb

Greece, Metiaxmio

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North Macedonia, Antolog

Norway, Kagge

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