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Sogið

(Children's House #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  3,853 ratings  ·  468 reviews
Lýst er eftir átta ára stúlku sem hverfur úr skólanum einn haustdag. Undarlegur spádómur unglings kemur upp úr hylki sem innsiglað var fyrir tíu árum, í kjölfarið taka voveiflegir atburðir að gerast í Reykjavík. Og lögreglan er ráðalaus.

Hér stíga fram á sviðið sömu aðalpersónur og í síðustu bók Yrsu Sigurðardóttur, DNA, bestu íslensku glæpasögunni árið 2014.

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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published November 12th 2015 by Veröld
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Holly  B
This was my first novel by this author. It is book two in the series, but worked as a stand-alone. Although, I do feel like I missed out on some of the backstory in book one.

Detective Huldar and a child psychologist named Freyja are trying to solve a case that involves a note that was found in a school’s time capsule. It is an interesting premise and a much darker plot than I usually read. A few cringe-worthy scenes to be sure. I wasn't able to predict what would happen in the end.

I think fans
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Crime by the Book
4.5/5 stars for this outstanding Nordic crime novel! Iceland’s Queen of Crime returns in 2019 with the second installment in her superb Children’s House series: THE RECKONING. Picking up where her 2018 release THE LEGACY left off, Sigurdardottir’s newest crime novel delivers a gritty, layered procedural exploring the longstanding implications of childhood trauma. In a story both gruesome and heart-wrenching, Sigurdardottir weaves a masterful mystery that belongs on the bookshelf of every Scandin ...more
Laurie Anderson
Read the English translation of this, called The Reckoning, translated by Victoria Cribb. (Couldn’t find a Goodreads entry for the English version.)

Incredibly satisfying tale of vengeance and mystery, set in a different country, Iceland. Now I want to read everything she has ever written.
Christine
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I discovered the Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir, last year. I read the first story in the Children's House series, The Legacy this week. I was very impressed. I simply had to get my hands on The Reckoning and see what else Sigurdardottir has in store for us. This is such a fantastic series. I guarantee you will do the same.

In The Legacy, we got to know two key figures. Freyja is a child psychologist, whose job it is to work with traumatised and damaged children and young people. She was fo
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Maja Ingrid
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, audiobooks
Okay so now I got to wait until third book gets translated to Swedish and gets available on any of my audiobook apps
Dimitris Passas (TapTheLine)
This book was a big disappointment for me, being a devoted fan of Yrsa Sigurdardottir's novels and Icelandic crime fiction in general. While the first book in this new series (Freya and Huldar), titled ''DNA'', was aligned with the previous dark, suspenseful and gory novels of the so-called ''Queen of Icelandic Noir'', the ''Reckoning'' fell short to my expectations as it is a rather conventional police procedural crime novel which focuses more on the whodunit part rather than the horrendous atm ...more
Rheama Heather
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In reality, Iceland has virtually no violent crime. It’s worth some quick research to discover why. But this is a work of fiction, and the detectives in Reykjavik are busy.

One afternoon, Vaka’s father is late picking her up from school with tragic results. A decade later, a series of murders appear connected to the girl’s violent death.

It’s impossible to compete with Tana French, but The Reckoning will appeal to her fans. Just as French brings Ireland to life, Yrsa does the same for Iceland. T
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Charlene Intriago
I find I am really liking this series. Well translated with a complicated plot. It begins in 2004 when eight year old Vaka goes missing while waiting for her dad to pick her up after school. It turns out she has gone to the nearby home of a classmate. Sigrun, to call him – not knowing the classmate’s father is home, drunk, and not anyone you really want to meet. Fast forward to 2016 – a series of bizarre, gruesome killings has begun – but only after Sigrun’s father Jon Jonsson has been released ...more
Isabel • The Crime Bookshelf
3.5 STARS.

I finally finished book two in the Children’s House series and while I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book, I can definitely say that this is a solid series so far and I can’t wait to read the next book 👌🏼⁣

What I enjoyed the most about this book was that it was full of rich character development. I will admit that I had a hard time connecting with Huldar’s character in the first book, but I actually really enjoyed his character in this book. I also really enjoyed how Yrsa defi
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Kelly
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
4.5 *s rounded up!

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is one of my favorite Nordic Noir authors. The Reckoning is book 2 in the Children’s House series featuring Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja. A note is found in a time capsule at a school threatening to kill 6 people identified only initials. Since the note was written by a child, Huldar brings Freyja in to help. This novel has everything I love about good crime fiction. It is multi-layered with many interesting characters and I did not guess t
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Lynda Kelly
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Oooooh, another delicious story from this author. I've waited a long time for it as well. When it was released it was up for £10.99 which was totally excessive, even IF I were gainfully employed !! I'll probably need to wait now for over a year till the next ones drop in price. I'll definitely be reading them as this is one terrific writer and series. I did make a HUGE observation in this instalment that I have no idea whatsoever what Huldar and Freyja's surnames are ! I hadn't even spotted that ...more
Anne
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Huldar and Freyja in The Legacy so was anxious to continue this series set in Iceland. It did not disappoint either as there were plenty of suspects in the cold case of young Vaka who was raped and then murdered. Now the convicted killer is being released from prison and others connected to the case are turning up dead. Is he murdering again? Or is it his son who was most likely abused at home and has anger issues? Lots of twists and turns and a nice unpredictable ending!
Thanks to NetGal
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OutlawPoet
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, I'll admit that this was a slower read for me.

I, to my shame (and due to my unfamiliarity with Icelandic names), kept getting two main characters mixed up. It definitely made the reading a challenge. I eventually got them straight. Eventually.

Even with my 'name' confusion, I did enjoy the tale.

Iceland itself is almost a rather intimidating character and our mystery was both complex and intriguing.

I did enjoy our main character, though his romantic peccadillos made me shake my head more than
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Bonnie Brody
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of Scandinavian noir and this Icelandic thriller is a great addition to the genre. If you have a weak stomach or don't like to read books about child abuse, this is a suggestion that you go elsewhere to fill in your Scandinavian noir needs.

The novel starts out with Vaka, a young girl, waiting outside for her father to pick her up on her first day of school. For some unknown reason, her father doesn't show. The school is locked, it's very cold and another student from Vaka's class app
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Martin
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, Yrsa, Yrsa, Yrsa. Another excellent book from one of my favourite authors. This is the 2nd in the Freyja and Huldar series, following on from The Legacy. This is a very dark, but compelling story dealing with some decidedly difficult themes. Yrsa doesn't shy away from these, and really puts her characters through the mill. Freya and Huldar's relationship, such as it is burn personally and professionally, is still tender age the events of The Legacy. Freyja trusts Huldar about as far as she c ...more
Bruce Hatton
This novel marks the return of police detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja. Since their first disastrous collaboration in The Legacy, both have been demoted – a situation which Huldar finds far easier to come to terms with than Freyja.
A note written by a 13-year-old schoolboy ten years previously is discovered in a buried time capsule. It predicts the death of six people – only referred to by initials. The discovery of the letter coincides with a string of macabre events: body parts fo
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Laura Rash
A tad disappointed in this one. It moved very slowly until about the last 1/4. Didn’t quite have the zest the first in this series had. I still really enjoyed these characters & wasn’t able to guess “the bad guy” and one main occurrence that was revealed at the end. I’ll definitely still continue the series.
Heshot MeDown
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
As I started reading this book, many questions arose and my curiosity was fueled by the potential events of the previous book in the series, although in general I understood what happened. From the prolog, I felt that this book would win me over.

The writing style was very reminiscent of Slaughter, in particular that the writer provides the reader with small pieces and little details about the people who make up the complete story. I was curious.

About a hundred pages before the end, I thought I h
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Jens
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Yrsa is a good writer and she tests her limits. This is her second book about Freyja, child psychologist and Huldar, the cop. I kinda like them, Huldar is not the typical scandinavian police, all mopey and dark. He is a bit of a fool. Not the sharpest mind but does an ok job.

But this book is all about the exposition, we are always told what has happened but rarely shown. That was annoying. No excitement and was pretty dull. You can do better Yrsa.
Vilma
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir delivers another superb, edge-of-your seat dark thriller with tinges of horror sure to keep you up at night.

THE RECKONING—the second installment in the Children’s House series following THE LEGACY, picks right back up with the now demoted Huldar. He’s investigating a 2016 letter found in a time capsule that predicts the deaths of six people denoted only by initials. It’s probably nothing—nonsensical writings of an angry kid—but Huldar consults with child psychologist
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Marina
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And here's my first review in the New 2020. And who, if not the Icelandic crime author with a complex surname, Yrsa Sigurdardottir. On the back cover it says that it is the second book in the series, but I had no trouble reading it like a standalone.

The story begins in September 2004, when the little girl Vaka disappears. The girl has just started in new school and still has no friends. After hours of waiting for her parents to pick her up after school, another girl from the same class proposes
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Mandy
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This very dark and disturbing crime novel was well-crafted and well-paced but for me crossed a line by being gratuitously violent and extreme. Of course a crime novel is likely to have grisly murders, psychologically damaged victims and perpetrators, evil criminals. But this book would have been just as gripping and effective without some of the more gruesome details, and any novel that deals with child abuse needs to be particularly sensitive. Although I can see why so many readers have enjoyed ...more
VickiLee
#2 Freya and Huldsr thriller. The novel begins with the rape and murder of an 8 year old girl. This is tough reading material, and at various points I felt personal despair for the human condition. There is a certain charm evident in the dysfunctional relationship between Frey’s and Huldar. For all it’s dark subject matter, I really liked this novel and read it steadily to the end.
Kat
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4+ stars for this second book in the series and it was excellent. At times the subject matter is a pretty hard read but the writing is superb, I look forward to reading the next in series if there is one... let’s hope so. Well recommended
Michelle
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress...

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Thank you to the publisher for gifting me a copy of this book to read and share my review.

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Although this book is the second book in a series, it can easily be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the previous book but I found it easy to follow along, although I am now curious to read the first book in the series after reading this book.

I found the beginning of the book to be such an addictive read. A young child le
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Shelley Lawrence
2.75 stars
True fact, I’m a compulsive series reader, meaning that if I start a series, in most cases, I will finish it. So even though I recently tried The Legacy, the first book in The Children’s House series by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, and didn’t care for it, I had to give its sequel and this author, one more try.

I will admit that The Reckoning was more interesting to me than the previous book, but ultimately, it was just too complex and too grisly and graphic for my liking. I’m sure others will
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Marina
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And here's my first review in the New 2020. And who, if not the Icelandic crime author with a complex surname, Yrsa Sigurdardottir. On the back cover it says that it is the second book in the series, but I had no trouble reading it like a standalone.

The story begins in September 2004, when the little girl Vaka disappears. The girl has just started in new school and still has no friends. After hours of waiting for her parents to pick her up after school, another girl from the same class proposes
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Rikke Hougaard
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This second installment of Icelandic crime by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is a marvelous macabre piece of fiction. You follow different people involved in the case, while being solved by investigator Huldar, getting the occasional help from Freyja a psychologist.

I'm not gonna say much about the writing, or the substance of the characters. The writing was understandable, but I read it in Danish so can't specifically judge the original writing. I like the characters, and the way we from chapter t
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Gisela Hafezparast
Brilliant second book of a great new series.
Herdis Pala
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quite good, even though I felt some parts of the story were quite "thin" ...more
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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer, of both crime-novels and children's fiction. She has been writing since 1998.
Her début crime-novel "Last Rituals" published in the US in 2007, and the UK in January 2008 was translated into English by Bernard Scudder, and is book 1 of the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series.

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir graduated from high-school in 1983, finished a B.Sc. in civil engin
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Other books in the series

Children's House (6 books)
  • DNA (Children's House, #1)
  • The Absolution (Children's House, #3)
  • Gallows Rock (Children's House #4)
  • Brúðan (Children's House, #5)
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