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Publisher's Summary

At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn't long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student's obsession with Iceland's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems...and no one can be trusted.
©2007 Yrsa Sigurdardóttir (P)2016 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. William J. Kass on 07-22-16

looking forward to Book 2

What did you love best about Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense?

I appreciated the information and descriptions of Iceland and its culture.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense?

Memorable moments does not strike me as a helpful category because there are seldom any.

Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Wiley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. I thought the performance was excellent. She kept the characters distinct.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, as I said, the special moment inquiry is annoying.

Any additional comments?

I hope Audible makes it a point to acquire other works by this author.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Joan Corb on 08-24-16

Thought it would be better.........

Would you try another book from Yrsa Sigurdardottir and/or Elizabeth Wiley?

What disappointed me in this book--and I am a huge fan of Scandinavian and Icelandic novels, was that first of all, the story line lacked any strength to get you involved right away. Secondly the pace of the plot became tedious, a flat line with nothing being revealed that would hold one's attention or anticipation.

Would you ever listen to anything by Yrsa Sigurdardottir again?

I strongly doubt unless the author tightens up her plot line and makes it much more interesting, less plodding,and a bit more surprising.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The other reason I did not like this audio was the narrator. Her inflections were very distracting. Ms Wiley would elevate her voice in the middle of a sentence, giving the impression of a lack of seriousness to the thought of the sentence.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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