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The Sunday Times top crime read of the year.

A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide.

An ordinary 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 middle of a raging sea.

They have one thing in common: they all lied.

And someone is determined to punish them…

WHY DID YOU LIE is a terrifying tale of long-delayed retribution from Iceland’s Queen of Suspense.


A tour de force... Sigurdardottir handles the different plot strands brilliantly, bringing them together in an unforgettable climax.
Sunday Times, Crime Book of the Month
Iceland's outstanding crime novelist is spoiling us in her latest offering, with three juicy storylines for the price of one... I doubt many readers will guess what in the blue blazes can possibly connect these three mysteries before all is revealed, but I'm sure all will revel in the customary Sigurdardottir mixture of creepy atmospherics and sardonic humour. She is a treasure.
Daily Express
The Icelandic queen of Nordic Noir, Yrsa Sigurdardottir's writing manages to be both spare but sinister. Expect goosebumps to sprout while reading this tale of murder, abuse and other worldly shenanigans in rural Iceland.
Red Magazine
Three separate stories are gradually and skilfully merged together and bring this readable, enjoyable thriller to a melodramatic finish
Literary Review
Spine-chilling... keeps us on the edge of our seats
A masterpiece of plotting and suspense
I Paper
Other crime writers might as well give up now. In her new novel, Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir has found the single most terrifying place on earth to be stuck in the middle of a murder mystery...taut and compelling
Crime Scene Magazine