Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
This horrifying thriller, partly based on a true story, is the scariest novel yet from an international bestseller.
The crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer: Don't go. Don't go yet. I'm not finished.
In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there - something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son.
When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered ...
Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer and works in Reykjavik. She wrote prize-winning children's novels before writing Last Rituals, her first adult novel.