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Gallows Rock

Gallows Rock

On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it…

The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn’t suicide. But when the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn’t seem to have any link with the victim, his parents cannot be found, and his drawings show he witnessed something terrible.

As detective Huldar hunts the killer, and child psychologist Freyja looks for the boy’s parents, the mystery unfolds: a story of violence, entitlement, and revenge.

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir

‘Iceland’s outstanding crime novelist’ Daily Express

‘A magnificent writer’ Karin Slaughter

‘The undisputed queen of Icelandic Noir‘ Simon Kernick

Believe all the hype – this is crime at its best.’ Heat
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 23rd July 2020

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781473693418

Reviews

Praise for Gallows Rock
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Nail-biting... Iceland's long dark nights are at their most minatory in Sigurðardóttir's atmospheric thrillers
Financial Times