The Silence of the Sea

The Silence of the Sea An unmanned luxury yacht crashes into the harbour wall in Reykjav k What happened to the crew and to the young family who were on board when it left Lisbon Th ra Gudmundsd ttir is hired by the father

  • Title: The Silence of the Sea
  • Author: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Victoria Cribb
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  • Page: 163
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  • An unmanned luxury yacht crashes into the harbour wall in Reykjav k What happened to the crew, and to the young family who were on board when it left Lisbon Th ra Gudmundsd ttir is hired by the father s parents to investigate What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel was cursed Where is Kar tas, the glamorous wife of the yacht s former owner And whoseAn unmanned luxury yacht crashes into the harbour wall in Reykjav k What happened to the crew, and to the young family who were on board when it left Lisbon Th ra Gudmundsd ttir is hired by the father s parents to investigate What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel was cursed Where is Kar tas, the glamorous wife of the yacht s former owner And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore Prepare to be swept away by the most chilling novel yet from international bestseller Yrsa Sigurdard ttir.

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    1. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Victoria Cribb

      Yrsa Sigur ard ttir is an Icelandic writer, of both crime novels and children s fiction She has been writing since 1998 Her d but crime novel was translated into English by Bernard Scudder Yrsa Sigur ard ttir graduated from high school in 1983, finished a B.Sc in civil engineering from the University of Iceland in 1988 and M.Sc in the same field from Concordia University in Montreal in 1997 Yrsa now works as a civil engineer for the company Fjarhitun, as well as being a writer.In 1998 Yrsa published her first book for children, ar l gu Danir v The Danes Were in Trouble There She has since published books for children and teenagers, as well as a number of internationally successful crime novels for adults In 2000 the Icelandic department of IBBY International Board on Books for Young People awarded Yrsa for her book Vi viljum j lin j l We Want Christmas in July Yrsa lives in the Reykjav k suburb of Seltjarnarnes She is married with two children.The central character in the crime novels so far is Th ra Gudmundsd ttir ra Gu mundsd ttir , a lawyer.Series ra Gu mundsd ttir


    1. A luxury yacht, repossessed from its crooked wealthy owner sails from Lisbon to Iceland. On the dock waiting is an older couple and small child, they are waiting form the rest of the family. But when the yacht arrives it is empty, no people, no apparent bodies. Thora is hired by the older couple to collect on the large life insurance policy, the money to be put aside form the smallest daughter, the one considered to young to make the trip. What could have happened and where are the seven people [...]

    2. This is a truely creepy book much of which is set on a yacht sailing from Lisbon to Iceland. This is told in parallel with the investigation into what happened to the passengers and crew aboad when the boat crashes into Reykjavik harbour with no-one on board.These two accounts make for an intreging mystery which perhaps knowing the fate and thinking the worse makes for uncomfortable reading at times. It is quite like the best of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None ", with the hapless peo [...]

    3. Book 6 of the Thora series which has been a long hiatus for me since my last venture with Yrsa. It’s not always been a smooth ride with some of the stories a bit of a grind. those with her German b/f in tow to be precise but seeing as it looks to be the last in the series I thought to finish it off.So a Mary Celeste style mystery it is as we start with a ghost (luxury Yacht) ship running into Reykjavik harbour The story starts with Thora being hired to investigate whilst a story also runs conc [...]

    4. Intense noir Icelandic to the max! Although I adore Thora and Bella - especially that dynamic of boss/ worker- I like it more when Matthew is in the mix. This time, it is less Thora's family and more her work. As a lawyer she is in the case of legal procedure to declare a couple deceased so that their daughter may inherit. Frankly, I was shocked at the fact that in Iceland, the government declares that children who are orphaned become dictates of the state. All regard decided by the "authority". [...]

    5. Sadly thrilling This is a chilling story, told adroitly by its author. Written in a fashion that generates curiosity and fear, it lives up to its title as a thriller. To this reader's mind, none of the characters are very likable, although Thóra, who investigates, has some compassion for those who are affected by the death of their family members.How Thóra solved the mystery is a bit of a mystery, as the solution is nearly as confusing as the mystery itself! I seldom have criticism for the arc [...]

    6. « Um iate de luxo parte de Lisboa com 7 passageiros e chega à marina de Reiquiavique sem ninguém! O que terá acontecido? Thóra, a advogada contratada para accionar o seguro de vida de dois dos passageiros, AEgir e Lara, começa a investigar a verdadeira razão daquele evento misterioso. Mas como provar que alguém morreu se não há corpos?Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, é para mim uma autora especial. Eximia na arte de surpreender e chocar o leitor deste a primeira à última página. Julgo que o s [...]

    7. This has a very cool premise and neat characters. However, I found it had too many words. I adore this kind of scary mystery and Sigurðardóttir may have managed it further on in pages that surround readers like the endless ocean outside the yacht. Only I would not see it because I would be dead already.

    8. 4.0 out of 5 stars -- Complex and intense mystery, the latest in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series (#6).The chilling opening of this suspense novel by the "Queen of Nordic Noir" quickly sets the mood for this well plotted tale. A luxury yacht that is supposed to have 7 persons on board crashes into the pier in Reykjavik Harbor. A family of four (husband, wife and twin daughters) and 3 crew are missing from the yacht. There is no evidence of foul play and no clues as to what might have happened. [...]

    9. 4,5 estrelasPara mim, o melhor trabalho de Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, terminando assim a série da Thóra. A partir de meio do livro fiquei completamente agarrada ao livro tal o suspense provocado pelo enredo. Foi uma excelente ideia intercalar intervalos do que acontecia no barco com a investigação depois do barco vazio chegar ao porto. À medida que as pessoas no barco iam morrendo e os conhecimentos que os leitores adquiriam com outras revelações sabidas pelos capítulos do "depois" foram prov [...]

    10. I found this boring and the story felt like it was dragged out to breaking point. Where was the chilling, creepy, crime mystery? People disappear from a boat, lets spend over 500 pages taking you through their entire paranoid voyage whilst also following a lawyer as she proves how great she is at collecting various bits of paper from people. Yes, apparently the lawyer is trying to solve the mystery but in reality she is visiting various people in the company of her wholly unbelievable receptioni [...]

    11. Yrsa tem o dom de me deixar de boca abertaDepois de ler "Lembro-me de ti", k conseguiu até me assustar, estava à espera de algo do género neste livro mas isso n aconteceu Ok há partes k nos faz correr um friozinho pela espinhaÉ um policial sombrio envolto num grd mistério que nos deixa em suspense até à última página.3,5⭐️(pq estava à espera de algo ainda mais sombrio)

    12. É uma frase dita vezes sem conta, às vezes sem sabermos bem porquê mas que, neste caso, se aplica. Há realmente males que vêm por bem. Na sexta feira fomos para Sesimbra para mais um fim de semana e estava tudo combinado com a Nathy para que hoje começássemos a ler um livro em conjunto. Como tinha o Adultério para ler no âmbito do Livro Secreto, ia estar na praia com umas amigas dos States e com a caça ao gambozinos, pensei que teria o fim de semana feito em termos de leitura (até por [...]

    13. Although The Silence of The Sea is the 6th book in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series, it is definitely a book that stands alone. I can't remember how I heard about this book, but I can tell you that I searched a few libraries for it and had to wait a few days for my inter-library loan to arrive. I'm glad I requested this book. This is my first novel from Icelandic author Yrsa (pronounced UR-suh) Sigurdardorttir (pronounced SIG-ur-dar-daughter). Wow! That's a mouth full, so when you get passed al [...]

    14. Wow, I really enjoyed the book and definately a 5* read. I was lucky to get this as a first read winner and I am so pleased. The book makes me feel as though I was on board the yacht, sea sickness and all. When the boat arrive at Reykjavic harbour with no-one on board the police are mystified. What had happened to the crew and family that left Lisbon. The family's parents are looking after their youngest daughter and are worried at what will happen to her now they can't be found. They are too ol [...]

    15. Loved it, hardly drew a breath while reading it and couldn't put it down. A yacht crashes into a port in Iceland, emptyWhere are the 7 people who were on it? This scary, addictive book moves back and forth between the yacht and Iceland, seamlessly and effortlessly. There are scenes that made me promise myself never to travel the ocean on a yacht - terrifying But utterly recommended!

    16. When a repossessed luxury yacht crashes into the harbour it is meant to be mooring at, the waiting friends and family members are horrified to find the yacht devoid of any crew or passengers. The captain and his two crew members as well as the family of 4 that were helping out on the voyage home are nowhere to be seen. Thóra Gudmundsdóttir is hired by the parents of the missing father of the family to investigate life policies left behind in order to pay for the upkeep of the remaining grandch [...]

    17. This is an amazing novel, told on two planes.The opening scene is of a fabulous yacht, several decks high, coming into Reykjavik harbour. On the wharf waiting for it are an old couple with a young granddaughter, a man with his leg in a cast, and the harbour master. Something is wrong. The yacht makes no attempt to slow down and it crashes into the wharf. No one appears on deck and it becomes apparent that there is nobody aboard. The incident makes the headlines of Reykjavik news.Thora Gundmundso [...]

    18. A luxury yacht slams into the harbour wall in Reykjavik. When police investigate they discover no one on board. Missing are the skeleton crew and an employee of the company overseeing liquidation of assets and his wife and twin daughters. The grandparents of the little girls approach Lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir to help them gain custody of their youngest granddaughter left behind because her her age and assist with life insurance claimThe full story unravels from two angles: Thora's investigatio [...]

    19. I read a review of this in a Sunday paper and thought it sounded interesting. The story has a vaguely ghostly quality as it develops - deliberately I would say - and draws you in. The story alternates between the present and the past as it recounts the story of a ship that runs aground in Iceland with no one aboard. The story is told through the viewpoint of a woman trying to unravel the mystery and the a man caught up on the boat before it was found empty. I really enjoyed the story including t [...]

    20. The first half of the book I had pretty much decided to give this 4 stars. It has suspense and a bit of a creepy/spooky factor going on. But as I got closer to the end of the book I felt it dragged on a bit.It's still a good read, just not amazing in my opinion. I will probably read more by the author in the future though!

    21. Thought this was going somewhere creepy and harrowing, but it wound missing the mark in a big way. The problem is that Aegir doesn't have enough agency, I think; ultimately he's just a guy whom unpleasant things happen to. And since he's the primary viewpoint on the central mystery, the whole thing doesn't seem revelatory; it just seems like a bunch of unpleasant events capped by an epilogue that (sorry) came off as exploitative.(As a sidenote, I was saying that the book did make me want to take [...]

    22. A great introduction to Icelandic mysteries. A luxury yacht crashes into a Reyjavik pier. The yacht is unmanned, yet when it set sail from Lisbon is had a full crew and a family as passengers. The investigation covers land and sea, as well as rumors that the vessel was cursed. Bit by bit the fates of all aboard are revealed and the mystery is solved. The novel is a masterpiece of thrilling and suspenseful writing.

    23. Wat een heerlijk boek weer en zo mysterieus. Wel jammer dat het vorige deel nog op zich laat wachten. De uitgever is dus niet zo consequent met uitgeven. Benieuwd wanneer er weer een deel verschijnt. Goed voor 4 sterren.

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