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The absolution. #3 / Yrsa Sigurdardóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, (author.). Cribb, Victoria, (translator.). Yrsa, Sigurðardóttir. Container of (work): Aflausn. English. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Godel Memorial-Warren Library YRS (Text) 35500006434078 New Checked out 03/12/2021
Bagley Public Library M YRS (Text) 33500013208277 New Available -
Barnesville Public Library M YRS (Text) 33500013208285 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250136305
  • ISBN: 125013630X
  • Physical Description: 362 pages ; cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Iceland under the title Aflausn by Vërold Publishing, ©2016."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"The Absolution is the third installment in Queen of Icelandic crime fiction Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's series about the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows a terrified young woman begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number "2". Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim, but who could have hated her enough to kill? Then another teenager goes missing, more clips are sent to social media, and the body with a "3" is found. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. The killer is not done yet. And is there an undiscovered body carrying the number "1" out there?"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the Icelandic.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    Despite their mutual attraction, Reykjavik detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja's attempts at romance have resulted in a disastrous series of misunderstandings and bitter disappointments. Fortunately for us, Rekjavik's criminals (and Huldar) don't recognize Freyja's efforts to forget they ever met. In their third investigation, a teenage girl, Stella, has been viciously murdered, and the killer has sent a video of her beating to her Snapchat contacts. When police find Stella's body, they also discover a note containing the words number 2. Knowing all too well that Freyja won't agree, Huldar manages to convince her supervisor that she's integral to the investigation, and she's soon helping Freyja interview young witnesses. Before long, it's clear that the motive was revenge for Stella's unrelenting bullying of a schoolmate; but when the killer strikes another bully, Huldar and Freyja are no closer to identifying the killer's connection to the murdered teens or even the identity of the first victim. Sigurdardóttir is masterful at blending examinations of complex social ills with satisfying procedural details, and this episode proves to be a compassionate, timely bar-raiser in a fine series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    Despite their mutual attraction, Reykjavik detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja's attempts at romance have resulted in a disastrous series of misunderstandings and bitter disappointments. Fortunately for us, Rekjavik's criminals (and Huldar) don't recognize Freyja's efforts to forget they ever met. In their third investigation, a teenage girl, Stella, has been viciously murdered, and the killer has sent a video of her beating to her Snapchat contacts. When police find Stella's body, they also discover a note containing the words number 2. Knowing all too well that Freyja won't agree, Huldar manages to convince her supervisor that she's integral to the investigation, and she's soon helping Freyja interview young witnesses. Before long, it's clear that the motive was revenge for Stella's unrelenting bullying of a schoolmate; but when the killer strikes another bully, Huldar and Freyja are no closer to identifying the killer's connection to the murdered teens or even the identity of the first victim. Sigurdardóttir is masterful at blending examinations of complex social ills with satisfying procedural details, and this episode proves to be a compassionate, timely bar-raiser in a fine series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced EAR-suh SIG-ur-dar-daughter) lives with her family in Reykjavík. She is a director of one of Iceland’s largest engineering firms. Her work is climbing bestseller lists all over the world, and films are currently in production for several of her books. Her titles include The Day is Dark and Ashes to Dust.

Subject: Women psychologists > Fiction.
Police > Iceland > Fiction.
Serial murder investigation > Fiction.
Teenagers > Crimes against > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Iceland > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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