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Publisher's Summary

Aldis hates her job working in a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland. The boys are difficult, the owners are unpleasant, and there are mysterious noises at night. And then two of the boys go astray....
Decades later single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the center. The more he finds out, though, the more it seems the odd events of the 1970s are linked to the accident that killed his ex-wife. Was her death something more sinister?
Yrsa Sigurdardottir is a huge European best seller with both her crime and her horror novels. You might want to sleep with the light on after listening to The Undesired.
©2015 Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, Victoria Cribb. (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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By Anonymous User on 08-23-17

Chilling, excellent writing.

Although the storytelling of the male narrator is quite flat, it didn't bother me. The female narrator spoke of the past, the male narrator of the present, and the story speaks for itself. A fascinating story in a fascinating country. Chilling, but not sensationalist. Intriguing and compelling to the last moment.

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By C. MACMAHON on 06-17-17

Better without Thora

What did you love best about The Undesired?

I like the central character.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Undesired?

The beginning is memorable!

What does Karen Cass and Nick Underwood bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They spoke clearly.

Any additional comments?

After my first venture into Icelandic suspense, I was ready to send this back and I am glad I didn't. This book held my interest. I gave it four stars because..... Well read it and see what you think, but it was an easier read than the first Thora also by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

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