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Girls Who Lie - Limited Edition

Girls Who Lie - Limited Edition

by Eva Björg Ægisdottir

Publisher Orenda Books


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About the book

When a depressed, alcoholic single mother disappears, everything suggests suicide, but when her body is found, Icelandic Detective Elma and her team are thrust into a perplexing, chilling investigation.
When single mother Maranna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, everyone assumes that shes taken her own life until her body is found on the Grbrk lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder. Her neglected fifteen-year-old daughter Hekla has been placed in foster care, but is her perfect new life hiding something sinister? Fifteen years earlier, a desperate new mother lies in a maternity ward, unable to look at her own child, the start of an odd and broken relationship that leads to a shocking tragedy. Police officer Elma and her colleagues take on the case, which becomes increasingly complex, as the number of suspects grows and new light is shed on Marannas past and the childhood of a girl who never was like the others
Breathtakingly chilling and tantalisingly twisty, Girls Who Lie is at once a startling, tense psychological thriller and a sophisticated police procedural, marking Eva Bjrg gisdottir as one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

Praise for Eva Björg Ægisdottir

An exciting and harrowing tale from one of Icelands rising stars Ragnar Jnasson

'Fans of Nordic Noir will love this moving debut from Icelander Eva Bjrg gisdttirs. It's subtle, nuanced, with a sympathetic central character and the possibilities of great stories to come' Ann Cleeves

Eva Bjrg gisdttirs accomplished first novel is not only a full-fat mystery, but also a chilling demonstration of how monsters are made The Times

Elma is a memorably complex character, and Victoria Cribbs translation is (as usual) non-pareil Financial Times

Elma is a fantastic heroine Sunday Times

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About the Author

Eva Björg Ægisdottir

Born in Akranes in 1988, Eva moved to Trondheim, Norway to study her MSc in Globalisation when she was 25. After moving back home having completed her MSc, she knew it was time to start working on her novel. Eva has wanted to write books since she was 15 years old, having won a short story contest in Iceland. Eva worked as a stewardess to make ends meet while she wrote her first novel,The Creak on the Stairs. The book went on to win the CWA Debut Dagger, the Blackbird Award, was shortlisted (twice) for the Capital Crime Readers' Awards, and became a number one bestseller in Iceland. The critically acclaimedGirls Who Lie(book two in the Forbidden Iceland series) soon followed, withNight Shadows(book three) following suit in July 2022. Eva lives with her husband and three children in Reykjavík.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    If you would like a requested number the deadline for requests is August 5th 2021

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