Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub

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Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Yrsa Sigurðardóttir º 0 read review Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E of a raging sea They have one thing in common they all lied And someone is determined to punish themWHY DID YOU LIE is a terrifying tale of long delayed retribution from Iceland's ueen of Suspen. After captivating me with its three compelling narratives each starting slightly out of sync with each other Why Did You Lie ultimately disappointed me with an unnecessary twist ending which is ultimately implausible riddled with holes and deeply dissatisfyingI read the book over the course of a few days at the end of 2017 after receiving it as a Christmas Eve present from my partner inspired by social media posts about the Icelandic tradition of J lab kafl i I went in without any experience of Yrsa Sigur ard ttir s other novels which meant I couldn t predict if for instance a supernatural explanation to the book s events was possibleThe three narratives are broadly as follows a policewoman investigating the unlikely suicide of her husband a journalist a husband and father investigating the apparent disappearance of an American couple with whom his family organised a house swap and a photographer stuck in a lighthouse on a rock in the sea with three others one of whom is mysteriously murdered in the nightThey come together relatively neatly in the novel s closing chapters and then a sort of epilogue throws an entirely different account of events into the mixFrustratingly this alternative account relies on there being a heavily unreliable narrator throughout the book and is explained through pages of continuous dialogue with no effort to help the reader join the dots by themself Worse it introduces a series of major plot holes which are unaddressed by the end of the book retroactively spoiling some of the book s most compelling seuencesThe conseuence of this is that despite its brilliant cast of likeable realistic characters and its well footed social commentary the book falls down at the last hurdle and can t be salvaged

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read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Yrsa Sigurðardóttir º 0 read review Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Ry couple return from a house swap in the states to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middl. A few years ago I read a couple of the Th ra Gu mundsd ttir mysteries but I wasn t particularly impressed so I never continued with the series After a recent visit to Iceland I decided to give Sigur ard ttir another try and chose this standalone novel I m afraid my impressions of the author have not improvedThere are three stories which are eventually tied together Four people are taken by helicopter to the remote Thr drangar lighthouse perched on a rock in the Atlantic A storm and a delayed pickup because of mechanical problems increase the tension amongst the stranded A family returns from a house swap holiday and finds things in disarray in their home with no sign of the American family who had stayed there A police officer is given a job clearing out old files while her husband Thr stur lies on the verge of death after a suicide attempt she discovers files about a case in which Thr stur as a child was a witness She decides to investigate whether this old case might have impacted her husband in the presentThere are so many plot holes and coincidences that the plot is not credible Sinister messages appear in the most isolated places A man manages to be very stealthy despite the fact that repeated descriptions of his physical appearance suggest he would not likely be capable of stealth Would a reputable journalist stage a photo for an article he is writing A person would purchase a home in a neighbourhood without recognizing it from his childhood The trip to Thr drangar is so poorly planned that little food and water is provided and the weather forecast is not checked beforehand Also withholding and distorting so much information when narrating from the perspective of a character is a form of cheap trickery Weariness wins out in the end though so he is oblivious to the commotion up on the gallery later that night And why would an innocent person imagine something that makes him look guilty Without his knowing where the words came from a brief greeting sprang into his mind Welcome back liar I dislike narratives that rely on police incompetence There are several examples of incomplete police investigations and a senior police officer actually gives files to a civilian And the police are especially stupid in designating their chief suspect at the end this suspect has no reason to ask the titular uestion in the menacing messages since he has always known the answer The plot is rather predictable The title clearly suggests that people have lied Who has lied is obvious because the author emphasizes the signs of lying All the signs of a liar rolled into one By the end of Chapter 15 less than half way through the book any careful reader will identify the most dangerous person at the lighthouse because of the lack of a reactionSigur ard ttir is often praised for her ability to create atmosphere There is indeed a pervading sense of menace throughout but the same techniue is repeatedly used Something is always just out sight It felt as if someone were watching him and An icy chill runs down his spine when he spots a dark shadow The fog closes in again and the shadow disappears Nothing can explain the shape he thought he saw and If she let herself she would start tuning into the noises she thought she could hear at the back of the storeroom As if someone was standing there breathing heavily The scattered chronology can be confusing A reader would be advised to make notes on what happens when in each of the three plots each chapter begins with a date but the reader must remember these dates to realize that events in the three plots do not occur simultaneously Yrsa Sigur ard ttir is often called the ueen of Icelandic Crime Fiction but she hasn t impressed me I shall have to read something by S lveig P lsd ttir and Lilja Sigur ard ttir a relative two other female Icelandic crime writers of note to decide if Yrsa has competition for the title Please check out my reader s blog and follow me on Twitter DCYakabuski

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read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Yrsa Sigurðardóttir º 0 read review Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir A chilling thriller from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE SEA winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide An ordina. Why Did You Lie contains three plot strands In the first four people strangers to each other are dropped off at a lighthouse atop the inhospitable rocky outcrop of Thr drangar three of them to perform maintenance the fourth to take photographs of this harsh environment It s supposed to take one night but they soon discover their stay is likely to be prolonged In the second a policewoman N na is struggling to cope in the aftermath of her husband s attempted suicide Having been ostracised after a dispute with a colleague she s ordered to clear out old files from the basement only to find a statement that suggests a connection between her husband and a suicide case from decades ago In the third N i Vala and their son Tumi have just returned from a family holiday in Florida They re dismayed to find the American couple they house swapped with have left their home in a state of disarray but that isn t the end of their troubles The connections between these three scenarios unfolds in non chronological order the action taking place over the course of one week For some time the nature of the story the type of climax it s building to is ambiguous Is it a crime thriller or are there hints of something darker even something supernatural lurking beneath the surface Sigur ard ttir excels at this seamless interweaving of genres it never seems ridiculous that there might be a malevolent ghost stalking the characters Indeed in settings like the unparalleled bleakness of Thr drangar it seems than plausibleLike The Undesired Why Did You Lie has a bleak and brutal ending that made me long to reach into the story and shuffle things around No specific spoilers but don t expect all of these characters to make it to the final chapters in one piece Given that over the weekend I read another Icelandic novel that also spared its characters no mercy I m beginning to think this is just a feature of Icelandic fiction I didn t particularly like the first Sigur ard ttir I read The Day is Dark the fourth Th ra Gu mundsd ttir novel but since then I ve enjoyed her books with every one I ve tried Which just goes to show that sometimes it pays to give authors a second chance I liked this so much I ve even been inspired to give the Th ra Gu mundsd ttir series another go TinyLetter Twitter Instagram Tumblr


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    Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is a civil engineer as well as an author So she knows better than most that you cannot create energy from nothing Yet give her a blank page and ask her to think of a story set in her beloved

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    Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub This is my first book from this author – MY BOOK HALO IS SLIPPING – how could I have missed them? But it certainly won’t be my last Why Did You Lie was superb Working on every level plotting characters and insane am

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    Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub Why Did You Lie? contains three plot strands In the first four people – strangers to each other – are dropped off at a lighthouse atop the inhospitable rocky outcrop of Thrídrangar three of them to perform maintenance

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    review Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Prior to starting this book I tried two others at 50 pages each neither made it on to goodreads I was complaining I have NOTHING to read at my shelves with at least 100 unread books while my husband rolled his eyes at me

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    Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub Yrsa Sigurðardóttir º 0 read read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Oh my goodness this book was a great read very suspenseful atmospheric a tight and varied plot and a range of interesting and also creepy characters thrown in the mix Absolutely brilliant I also thought the author made a bold move right at the end but of course I won't mention it here it's for you to find out I highly recommend thi

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    Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Yrsa Sigurðardóttir review Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir A few years ago I read a couple of the Thóra Guðmundsdóttir mysteries but I wasn’t particularly impressed so I never continued with the series After a recent visit to Iceland I decided to give Sigurðardóttir another try and chose this standalone novel I’m afraid my impressions of the author have not improvedThere are three

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    Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub Trigger warnings suicide murder death of a catThis book is really three mysteries in one One is the story of a policewoman whose husband is braindead following an attempted suicide She's trying to decide whether to shut off his life support while also finding herself caught up in a 25 year old mystery One is about a photographer who's found himself stranded at a lighthouse awaiting rescue by the coast guard when his fellow strandees start

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    Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub After captivating me with its three compelling narratives each starting slightly out of sync with each other Why Did You Li

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    Yrsa Sigurðardóttir º 0 read read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Yrsa Sigurðardóttir review Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir This was an eerie read Review to follow

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    Lygi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir E–book/E–pub read & download Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Yrsa S has done it again – I just can’t get enough of her books Why Did You Lie delivered exactly the right balance of mystery suspense an

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