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Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir



The murderer here was calculating, clever and cold blooded. The methods used are unheard of, gruesome but they all mean something obviously. Trying to link the dots and trying to find a connection between the three is what the detectives have to find.

Facing a blank wall of seemingly endless clues with no connection and no idea of where to go next, a random arrest seems to make everyone happy. The fact that the so called murderer gets a stroke, is paralysed and unable to talk from that point on seemingly closes the case. It all seems very conveniently done and you still feel that somewhere down the line, the investigation has slipped.

Seemingly random, seemingly without motive the detectives move slowly but not forward. It is just by a simple deduction right at the end that it even gets closure and then it seems so simple.
Set in Iceland was interesting enough though it did not convey enough of the background. I would have liked to have seen and known more about the setting. I am glad that this author is getting known via translation as her books are certainly engrossing.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Hodder & Stoughton.


4 comments:

Yvonne said...

This sounds intriguing.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Iceland is a good setting for a story like this. Thank you for sharing it.

Poem fanatic said...

This sounds like my kind of read!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Laura Fabiani said...

I've seen so very few books set in Iceland. Glad you enjoyed this one.