Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s chillers get better and better. I REMEMBER YOU is a truly creepy combination of haunted house story and modern. I Remember You: A Ghost Story. Yrsa Sigurdardottir, trans. from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton. Minotaur, $ trade paper (p) ISBN. The subtitle of this novel is “a ghost story,” and so it is. I can’t remember when I last read a novel that was so whole-heartedly about ghosts.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. As claustrophobia mounts and old secrets rear their ugly heads, things get darker still… and when one of the group is found dead, the truth is clear: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And read I Remember You during the daytime.

Characters decide to go to a completely isolated area, unreachable except by boat, to a house with a sketchy history, at a time of year when bad weather is likely to make it hard for the boat to come back for them. Secondly, with any alternating tale there is the possible danger that the reader will like one more than the other.

This isn’t a fast-paced story.

This is also perhaps the more difficult storyline to discuss without spoiling, but suffice it to say, Sigurdardottir proves once again just how masterful of a storyteller she is as she weaves this secondary plotline into the primary. Should have given them a clue really. This felt very real, as I mentioned before Iceland is a place where myth and folklore still linger and people are open to all sorts of ideas.


Book Review – I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The fluorescent bulb could be heard clicking once more, now with apparently greater frequency. Hrsa day of horror and devastation.

This is the type of supernatural story where the frights are limited only by your imagination. November 18, at To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I quite liked it oddly though it does lose a tiny bit of impact I suppose. So when you read a novel you wouldn’t remwmber for yourself in a genre you don’t care for, and it makes you very uncomfortable and you don’t sleep well while you I Remember You caused me to see shadows everywhere in my house, no matter how many lights I turned on, and I turned on a-plenty while reading this novel.

This horrifying thriller, partly based on a true story, is the scariest novel yet from an international bestseller. You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time using the unsubscribe link provided in the emails that are sent to you.

So I took a chance, and I’m really glad I did. He turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message.

Frank Baum 1 L. It is all done very deftly with a nice sense of pacing about it too; sometimes there is a small sensation of fear, others more of a sudden bang.

I Remember You is a chilling thriller come ghost story based partly on a true story and written originally in Icelandic by the author, Yrsa Sigurdardottir please don’t ask me to pronounce it! The Man with No Face November 19, at 2: Translated from Icelandic, it’s a completely terrifying tale of three people trying to renovate a remote house where something is haunting them December 6, at 1: On an island without electricity, batteries or communication devices.


I just love them but finding the good ones is sadly few and far between.

But what makes me particularly glad to have read this book is the authenticity that fills its every page. End of Watch Stephen King. I really enjoyed being chilled and thrilled by Yrsa and I genuinely did get creeped out by the book as Yrsa, as with her crime novels, slowly creates a sense of unease and toys with the reader.

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Book Review: I REMEMBER YOU by Yrsa Sigurdardottir — Crime by the Book

Jefferson Farjeon 1 J. Something wants them to leave.

This was a solid 4-star read for me right rememmber until that moment. Best Psychological Thrillers of Oh and if you want to hear even more about the book you can here Kate, Rob, Gavin and myself talking about it on the latest episode of Hear… Read This!

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Log In Members Login. But a killer is online with them, and his game is in deadly earnest. My reading experience looked like this: I was curious to know what could have been true from this.