The Prey

The Prey

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 31/10/2023
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Synopsis

Discover the utterly terrifying, chilling and gripping new novel from international bestseller YRSA SIGURDARDOTTIR, author of THE DOLL and GALLOWS ROCK
'Lyrical landscape descriptions combine with intimations of terrible events in the past in this haunting story' SUNDAY TIMES
'A generator of fear quite as adroit as Stephen King' THE INDEPENDENT
'A magnificent writer' KARIN SLAUGHTER
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THE FIRST PHONE CALL SHOCKS A FAMILY.

Kolbeinn has been called to his old home. The new owners uncovered some photos, and a muddied child's shoe bearing the name 'Salvor'. A name Kolbeinn doesn't recognise. Soon after, he hears news of his mother's deteriorating health. Her carers say she has been asking for her daughter, his sister: Salvor.

THE SECOND TRACKS TWO MISSING COUPLES.

Jóhanna is working with the search and rescue team in Höfn to find two couples from Reykjavik. Their phones' last location has been pinpointed to the road leading up into the highlands. In a harsh winter, the journey is treacherous, and they soon find the first body. More troubling, Johanna senses her team is being tracked through the snow.

A THIRD FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE?

Hjörvar works at the Stokksnes Radar Station in the highlands. He's alone when the phone connected to the gate rings: the first time it's done so since he began working there five months ago. When he answeres, he can only hear interference, and what sounds like a child's voice asking for her mother.

How are these events connected?

And what may be searching for its prey out on the ice?
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Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir's:

'Dark, creepy, and gripping from beginning to end' STUART MACBRIDE
'Yrsa gets better with each book' LIZ NUGENT
'The queen of Icelandic thriller writers' GUARDIAN
'Such engaging characters and a compelling, twisted and creepy mystery' SHARI LAPENA
'Atmospheric, mysterious and brilliantly plotted' MARI HANNAH
'Keeps us on the edge of our seats' INDEPENDENT
'Pacy dealing out of plot twists' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529377439
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 556g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 38 mm

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