The Reykjavik Confessions

The Reykjavik Confessions: The Incredible True Story of Iceland’s Most Notorious Murder Case

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, True Crime
Paperback Published on: 22/03/2018
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Synopsis

BASED ON THE CELEBRATED BBC NEWS INVESTIGATION

'gripping and bitingly cold… full of fine detail and outrage' – Sunday Times

'Gripping' - Evening Standard

A true story of false memories.

‘Over decades and decades in Iceland people have gone missing without anyone finding anything out. They just sort of disappear...’

In 1974, 18-year-old Gudmundur disappears after a boozy night in a fishing town near Reykjavik. Eleven months later Geirfinnur, a quiet family man, goes missing from Keflavik harbour in the southwest of Iceland after being summoned by a mysterious phone call from home. Both men are eventually presumed dead, but their bodies are never found.

This quiet island is in an uproar - two disappearances with no forensics, no leads, no clue what has happened. Soon, the vanishings set in motion an almost surreal series of events, a remarkable tale of corruption, forced confession, false memory and madness that stretches over 40 years.

Based on author Simon Cox's celebrated BBC News investigation, The Reykjavik Confessions is a chilling journey of discovery into a dark corner of Icelandic history, and a riveting true-crime thriller that will have you gripped until the very last page.

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781785942884
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 20 mm

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The Reykjavik Confessions
Boring and confusing
I thought I would love this as I’m into true crime, but honestly nothing really happens in the whole book. There are basically no clues or leads apart from... READ MORE
Charlotte Ritchie