Author(s): Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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.
Shortlisted for Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year 2017.
A tour de force... Sigurdardottir handles the different plot strands brilliantly, bringing them together in an unforgettable climax. The 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 Other crime writers might as well give up now. In her new novel, Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottirhas found the single most terrifying place on earth to be stuck in the middle of a murder mystery...taut and compelling Crime Scene Magazine A masterpiece of plotting and suspense I Paper Spine-chilling... keeps us on the edge of our seats Independent Three separate stories are gradually and skilfully merged together and bring this readable, enjoyable thriller to a melodramatic finish Literary Review
Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, Yrsa Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1963 and works as a civil engineer. She made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with LAST RITUALS, the first instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her work stands 'comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world' according to the Times Literary Supplement. The second instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, MY SOUL TO TAKE, was shortlisted for the 2010 Shamus Award. In 2011 her stand-alone horror novel I REMEMBER YOU was awarded the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and was nominated for The Glass Key. Her novel THE SILENCE OF THE SEA won the Petrona Award in 2015.