Why Did You Lie?

Why Did You Lie A chilling thriller from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE SEA winner of the Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide An ordinary

  • Title: Why Did You Lie?
  • Author: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Victoria Cribb
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A chilling thriller from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE SEA, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel 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 spikA chilling thriller from the author of THE SILENCE OF THE SEA, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel.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 themWHY DID YOU LIE is a terrifying tale of long delayed retribution from Iceland s Queen of Suspense.

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    1. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is a civil engineer as well as an author. So, she knows better than most that you cannot create energy from nothing. Yet give her a blank page and ask her to think of a story set in her beloved Iceland and from the words she writes when I read her prose, some strange current passes through my body; I get the shakes, I need a light left on and company as I am scared. The same phenomenon then rids my body of any residual heat and I start shivering in fear. And I love it!Why D [...]

    2. This is my first book from this author – MY BOOK HALO IS SLIPPING – how could I have missed them? But it certainly won’t be my last, Why Did You Lie was superb. Working on every level, plotting, characters and insane amounts of creepy haunting prose that led to me peering out from under my duvet like a kid checking for monsters under the bed. Monsters of the human kind…Why Did You Lie follows several strands – a family returning from a holiday, a small group of people in a confined spa [...]

    3. Why Did You Lie? contains three plot strands. In the first, four people – strangers to each other – are dropped off at a lighthouse atop the inhospitable rocky outcrop of Thrídrangar, three of them to perform maintenance, the fourth to take photographs of this harsh environment. It's supposed to take one night, but they soon discover their stay is likely to be prolonged. In the second, a policewoman, Nína, is struggling to cope in the aftermath of her husband's attempted suicide. Having be [...]

    4. Prior to starting this book I tried two others at 50 pages each, neither made it on to . I was complaining "I have NOTHING to read" at my shelves with at least 100 unread books while my husband rolled his eyes at me. So without much hoped I grabbed the last book I had bought - this one - and started reading. After about 15 pages I realized that this was one I would finish. Three stories are intertwined and how they are connected is highly opaque until the very end. One is that of Nina, whose jou [...]

    5. Oh my goodness, this book was a great read - very suspenseful, atmospheric, a tight and varied plot and a range of interesting and also creepy characters thrown in the mix. Absolutely brilliant. I also thought the author made a bold move right at the end but, of course, I won't mention it here it's for you to find out. I highly recommend this one for all avid thriller readers!

    6. Trigger warnings: suicide, murder, death of a cat.This book is really three mysteries in one. One is the story of a policewoman whose husband is braindead following an attempted suicide. She's trying to decide whether to shut off his life support while also finding herself caught up in a 25 year old mystery. One is about a photographer who's found himself stranded at a lighthouse awaiting rescue by the coast guard when his fellow strandees start to be murdered. And one is of a couple who've just [...]

    7. A brilliantly constructed novel of three concurrent storylines. Police officer Nina is surreptitiously investigating the connection between her journalist husband's attempted suicide and the supposed suicide of another journalist in the same building 30 years earlier. Meanwhile, a family just returned home from a house-swap with an American couple find their home in disarray and their guests vanished. At the same time, four strangers find themselves stranded on a seastack in the middle of a stor [...]

    8. When I first started reading, I began to get a bit frustrated with how slow the pace was - the three storylines seemed to meander about and despite vague veiled threats, nothing actually seems to happen. But slowly and surely, I found myself thinking about the book when I wasn't reading it and then there was the night I got a bit nervous about going downstairs in the dark. I read a lot of horror novels and it takes a lot to scare me, but this had well and truly gotten under my skin. This is the [...]

    9. Hm, everyone seems to really love this one, but whilst I usually enjoy reading Sigurdardottir's books this one was too drawn out for me. Usually her characters are so well drawn, but apart from Nina, I didn't feel I really understood any of the characters, which I guess was part of the plot. Just not my thing.

    10. A well-written, compelling story. One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time. About to check out this author's other books.

    11. 4.5 stars A gripping crime novel about truth, lies and the silent space in between.“[Fog] disorients you and makes the world seem different. Perhaps it’s because fog doesn’t follow any rules. The truth gets lost.”Ruminations about truth and lies permeate this story. Like the fog that settles over the lighthouse, sometimes revealing, sometimes obscuring, characters in this story alternately reveal and obscure information from one another and from readers. I was enthralled from the very fi [...]

    12. I love the why Yrsa writes. Half the book you don't know what's going to happen, then she changes the way she writes that not the obvious choice and you are lambasted with changes you never saw coming. Nina will have to keep an open eye, I"ll say no more. The book's a great read.

    13. Un Thriller lleno de suspense con tres historias que al final confluyen. Un final bien estructurado y sorprendente. Muy recomendable. No había leído nada de la autora pero creo que ahora me pondré al día.

    14. Yrsa hefur á síðustu árum skipað sér með bestu glæpasagnahöfundum Norðulanda, sem er ekki skrýtið því hún hefur gott lag á því að hræða líftóruna úr lesendum sínum. Það er magnað til þess að hugsa að hún hafi ekki fulla atvinnu af skrifum sínum og það væri áhugavert að sjá hvað kæmi frá henni ef hún einbeitti sér eingöngu að því að hugsa upp óhugnað til að setja á blað.Lygi er afar spennandi saga og það er enginn hægðarleikur að leggja b [...]

    15. Very, very brilliant in so many ways. At first I was enjoying all three sub plots but wasn't really sure how they all linked together. It took a long time for two of the three to link together, and longer still for all three to make sense, but when they all came together it was an amazing and rewarding experience. The ending was certainly out of left field too!

    16. 4,5 StarsI like nordic thrillers and authors, so is this story. This is the first book I read by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and for sure not the last.The story is well written, full of suspense, the characters are complex, interesting and credible. At the beginning, the way that the author chooses to tell the course of the events can be a bit disturbing, but it's OK when you get it.I like Nina, I find she is a very human and courageous woman, I feel sad for her about what happened in her life.The onl [...]

    17. Ya había leído algún libro de esta autora, y la verdad es que no defrauda.Tres historias que en principio no tienen nada que ver pero que posteriormente se cruzarány recomendable.

    18. Yrsa Sigurdardottir has been a fave of mine since I read the first book in her Thora Gudmundsdottir series. This standalone novel showcases what Ms. Sigurdardottir does best chills up your spine and not just because of the cold Nordic setting.WHY DID YOU LIE by Yrsa SigurdardottirNina’s life has slipped off the track a little bit. She is a pariah among her fellow police officers for filing a sexual harassment suit. Now she is working on dead files in the basement of the building where she has [...]

    19. Njā, nu fane es neesmu. Grāmata lasījās raiti, tomēr autores rakstīšanas stils ir diezgan īpatnējs. Bet tas ir paciešami. Grūtāk bija ar to, ka notiek lēkāšana starp trīs dažādiem stāstiem, kas vēl arī ir hronoloģiski nesecīgi. Un tad vēl jāizdomā, kā tieši tie sasienas kopā. Šis nav klasisks "whodunnit", jo visa reālā darīšana notiek tik pie beigām. Lasīju un spriedu - nu ok, tādas normālas 3 zvaigznes sanāk. Un tad tās beigas! Ļoti čīzīgas. Galīgi n [...]

    20. Yrsa weaves another spine-chilling tale of intrigue from a number of characters in different situations. For a very long time one has no idea how these people link - and then, eventually, the truth dawns. One thinks one know the truth - but the surprizes keep coming. Reader, you should be reading Yrsa's book, not my strong recommendation!Yrsa weef 'n meesterlike en komplekse web deur 'n uiteenlopende reeks karakters, wat skynbaar niks met mekaar te doen het nie, se lewenspaaie te laat kruis. Wan [...]

    21. I hadn't heard of this writer of Nordic Noir but it was recommended, so I gave it a go. Very good plot, plenty of twists and unexpected events. It starts with multiple plotlines and characters which can be confusing but you get the hang of it. I've already downloaded another. Also useful for picking up Icelandic vocabulary and pronunciation - now how I'll use that I don't know.

    22. I thought this book started a bit slow with too many separate characters and plot lines, but once they started being connected, the pace picked up and especially the last third of the book was so great that I couldn't put it down.

    23. this is an author I look for on the shelfI enjoy the coldness of her writing style. This one is broken up into parts and the parts eventually become a whole; a sad and sorry tale that was bound to end badly.

    24. a 4 1/2 for me - I did not give it a 5 because it took me awhile to get into the story and find out how the 3 story lines went together.

    25. This was a great thriller.I liked the fact that there were three independent stories running, two of which grew closer and closer as the book went on, but one of which remained a complete mystery until the very end of the book.Four people had been trapped at a lighthouse on the top of a rock stack in the middle of the ocean. With the helicopter that took them there out of action for a day, they are forced to spend a night in the remote location. I could not figure out their link to the other sto [...]

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