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I Remember You

Stand-alone novel

1 I Remember You

This book is included in The Icelanders Cometh crowdfunding campaign run by the Jolabokaflod Book Campaign to raise money for UK libraries to spend on titles translated into English by Icelandic authors to mark World Book Night and UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day in 2016.


The crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer:
Don’t go. Don’t go yet. I’m not finished.

In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there – something wants them to leave, and it’s making its presence felt.

Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son.

When the two stories collide the terrifying truth is uncovered …

A terrifying ghost story from the ‘Queen of Icelandic crime’, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author of the Thóra Guðmundsdóttir novels.


‘A chiller-thriller of immense scariness … Not to be read alone after dark.’ The Times

‘Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s chillers get better and better. I Remember You is a truly creepy combination of haunted house story and modern detection in Iceland.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Genuinely bone-chilling, and proves that as well as being the queen of Iceland crime fiction, Sigurðardóttir is a supreme generator of fear.’ Independent

‘A chilling read, perfect for a dark night.’ Daily Express