The reckoning / Yrsa Sigurdardottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Vaka sits, regretting her choice of coat, on the cold steps of her new school. Her father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week's pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. Grownups, she decides, are useless. With no way to call home, she resigns herself to waiting on the steps until her father remembers her. When a girl approaches, Vaka recognizes her immediately from class, and from her unusual appearance: two of her fingers are missing. The girl lives at the back of the school, on the other side of a high fence, and Vaka asks to call her father from the girl's house. That afternoon is the last time anyone sees Vaka. Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in. Soon, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case. From the international number one-bestselling author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel Yrsa Sigurdardottir returns with the follow-up to The Legacy.-- Publisher's description.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Vaka's father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week's pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. She asks a neighbor girl if she can call her father from the girl's house. That afternoon is the last time anyone sees Vaka. Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in, and are soon following up a letter that predicts a string of macabre events-- and the the finding of body parts in a garden. -- adapted from publisher info
    • Notes:
      Sequel to: DNA [Icelandic title]. Published in the US as: The legacy.
      Translated from the Icelandic.
    • Other Titles:
      Sogið. English
    • ISBN:
      9781250136282
      1250136288
    • Accession Number:
      2018046206
    • Accession Number:
      on1057242877
      1057242877
    • Accession Number:
      fay.636619
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR; CRIBB, V. The reckoning. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250136282. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636619. Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Cribb V. The Reckoning. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636619
    • APA:
      Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, & Cribb, V. (2019). The reckoning (First U.S. edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, and Victoria Cribb. 2019. The Reckoning. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636619.
    • Harvard:
      Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Cribb, V. (2019) The reckoning. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636619 (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Yrsa Sigurðardóttir & Cribb, V 2019, The reckoning, First U.S. edition., Minotaur Books, viewed 14 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, and Victoria Cribb. The Reckoning. First U.S. edition., Minotaur Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636619.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, and Victoria Cribb. The Reckoning. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636619.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Cribb V. The reckoning [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.636619

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1

Reykjavik detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja, both demoted after their rule-breaking hunt for a serial killer in The Legacy (2018), are drawn back together by a child's macabre prediction. An elementary school's time capsule has been unearthed, revealing a note listing the initials of five people who will be murdered in 2016 (the current year). Huldar is assigned to assess the threat and manages to convince Freyja to assist, despite her lingering anger at him. The letter's author is identified as Thröstur Agnesarson, the deeply traumatized son of Jón Jónsson, a pedophilic murderer recently released from prison. When Thröstur refuses to talk, and Huldar and Freyja find the records of a court case from Thröstur's childhood wiped clean, the gaps in the boy's story ignite Huldar's suspicion. At the same time, his new boss, Erla, struggles to lead the investigation into a series of gruesome crimes that Huldar believes are connected to Thröstur's prediction. Sigurdardóttir offsets sharp procedural elements and gruesome crimes with masterful character development and social commentary, creating a riveting, affecting thriller. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 December #1

Sigurdardóttir just keeps getting better and better, as shown by this second entry in the trilogy that began with 2018's The Legacy. In 2016, hunky demoted Reykjavík detective Huldar consults Freyja, a child psychologist with whom he worked on a previous case, about a 10-year-old unsigned letter left in a time capsule by an unknown high school student predicting six murders in 2016. The victims are indicated only by initials. Soon chopped up body parts start turning up, and Huldar and Freyja uncover disturbing information that links these murders to old crimes that sparked the letter. Sigurdardóttir effortlessly blends police procedure and politics with gleeful jabs at inane human frailties, like Huldar's ill-advised drunken one-night stand with his foulmouthed female boss. She also categorically indicts a governmental system whose minions refuse to believe children who cry out for help in unimaginably sadistic family situations. The spiky romantic tension between Huldar and Freyja, who's furious with him because he once slept with her under false pretenses, provides relief from the grim story line. This is must-reading for Scandinavian crime fans. (Feb.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.