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Ashes to Dust: A Thriller (Thora Gudmundsdottir)

"I can see why such a lot of individuals are obsessed with Yrsa's paintings. it's totally attractive, clean, and exciting." -- James Patterson

"Iceland's crime queen." --The Scotsman

One of the best Nordic crime writers operating this day, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir has been released to rave stories around the globe. Now, with Ashes to airborne dirt and dust, she provides a dynamite and well timed mystery set on the web site of a volcano.

In 1973, a volcanic eruption buried a whole Icelandic village in lava and ash. Now, hoping to make a few funds, a workforce is assembled to excavate the positioning and switch it right into a vacationer vacation spot. Markús, who used to be whilst the volcano erupted, enlists the aid of lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir to aim to avoid the excavation from going ahead.

When the digging keeps and 3 clean our bodies (and a spare head) happen within the basement of Markús' youth domestic, Thóra starts to question Markús' explanations for desirous to cease the excavation. His cause of the our bodies is advanced, and the locals look oddly reluctant to again him up. As Markús' tale starts off to resolve, Thóra unearths herself with an very unlikely activity, protecting Markús whereas attempting to remedy a quadruple homicide that could rather well implicate her purchaser.

With unforgettable characters, unforeseen twists, and fabulous mental suspense, Ashes to Dust is a riveting mystery from a brand new foreign star.

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Bjargey appeared back at Thóra as though she have been reluctant to reply to. “Alda took on pretty well every thing. She was once a good nurse and had loads of adventure in closings as a result of her paintings on the plastic surgeons’. The medical professionals used to invite her to help them in sewing and such like. She was once additionally very compassionate and mature, which made her well known while there has been a necessity to calm or convenience humans in misery, or to fill out incident studies. She was once really solid with women,” stated Bjargey, glancing at her watch. The message used to be transparent: sufficient. She seemed up back at Thóra. “Luckily, there are fewer ladies than males the following at the weekends, however the gender ratio is balancing out a growing number of with each weekend that passes. regrettably. ” Equality looked to be making extra strides within the underbelly of human task than within the place of work, yet Thóra shunned announcing so out loud. “Her sister instructed me she’d been concerned with a number of rape situations, and between different issues needed to testify in courtroom due to it. Is that correct? ” Bjargey hesitated for a second, then responded: “As I acknowledged, Alda used to be right here commonly within the evenings and on weekends, and people are exactly the occasions so much violent crimes are dedicated. due to the fact that her demeanour was once quite type and delicate, she frequently took half within the exam and care of women and ladies who were subjected to such appalling acts. She additionally participated a bit within the follow-up care of the sufferers within the instances the place belief had constructed among them and her. It’s far better for the ladies to not need to speak about what occurred with too many of us. ” “Of course,” stated Thóra. “What shape does this follow-up care take? ” “It varies,” stated Bjargey. “It isn’t constantly attainable to rearrange counseling classes, considering that many of the girls are psychologically volatile and feature trouble maintaining appointments. in fact makes an attempt are made to continue with face-to-face remedy, yet in worst-case eventualities the instances are mentioned through cellphone. Alda was once one of many few who didn’t brain giving her mobile quantity to the ladies, and he or she usually supplied counseling and aid by means of mobilephone. ” Bjargey additional quick: “Naturally she used to be paid for it, and she or he wrote down each mobile name and crammed out the best bureaucracy. ” Bjargey checked out her watch back. “Is that every thing? ” “Yes, only one other thing prior to you go,” acknowledged Thóra. “Did Alda ever discuss the Westmann Islands or the volcanic eruption in 1973? ” Bjargey frowned thoughtfully. “No, no longer that I recall,” she acknowledged. “I truly labored together with her over the financial institution vacation weekend final yr and the Islands got here up in our dialog. She instructed me that she was once from there, I bear in mind. ” She speedy additional: “Unlike different weekends, the financial institution vacation is comparatively quiet in Reykjavík, as you recognize. So we had a calm shift and bought to talk to one another a section. ” “Do you have in mind what you said? ” requested Thóra carefully. She used to be sure that the lady might finish their dialog there after which if she began speaking a couple of lopped-off head.

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