The Legacy

The Legacy

Book - 2017
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The only witness to a shocking murder is the victim's ten-year-old daughter, Margret. The police turn to the Children's House for their expertise in childhood trauma. The manager Freyja doesn't much like the police - especially the detective in charge, Huldar. But she does want to help them protect Margret, but when more people die - their murders heralded by strange messages, texts, and strings of numbers - they will have to work together to crack the riddle before they become targets themselves.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2017.
ISBN: 9781473621527
Branch Call Number: FIC YrsaS
Characteristics: 455 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Cribb, Victoria - Translator
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.


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Apr 14, 2018

I didn't enjoy this as much as other Yrsa Sigurðardóttir mysteries I've read, but the last 3 pages bumped the book from 3.5 stars up to 4 stars. Absolutely loved those 3 pages!
The lead detective (Huldar) and the expert in child trauma (Freyja) were interesting and likeable - as was little Margret who hid in terror under her mother's bed while her mother was murdered. Molly, the dog, was a hoot and should have you smiling.
The Legacy (also called DNA) is the first in the Children's House series but the only one (so far) that has been translated into English. Hoping for more of Huldar and Freya!

Jan 15, 2018

Enjoyed the writing and characters. However the ending - the reveal of the killer - did not convince me.

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