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My Soul To Take by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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3.5 stars would be more appropriate. I like Yrsa's books. The first chapter was really scary and sad at the same time. Then the scary part evaporated in spite of the ghost line of the story. That was the biggest drawback. I must agree with with a review I read on eurocrime.co.uk, that the attention is focused more on Thóra - the "detective" and not on the personages responsible for the crime so the story lacks more insight as the background is percieved through Thóra's eyes only. What I appreciate in her mysteries is how she intertwines the story with Icelandic folklore/history. It somehow reminds me of Johan Theorin's Oland Quartet but he definitely is more noir.
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Reading Progress

February 13, 2013 – Started Reading
February 13, 2013 – Shelved as: scandi-and-nordic-crime
February 13, 2013 – Shelved
February 13, 2013 –
page 61
13.38% "After finishing Last Rituals yesterday, I started the second book in series right away. The first chapter is really scary..."
February 15, 2013 –
page 278
60.96%
February 18, 2013 – Finished Reading

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