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The Absolution

(2019)
(The third book in the Freyja and Huldar series)
A novel by

 
 
The new novel from the internationally bestselling, prizewinning, queen of Icelandic crime.

All he wants is for them to say sorry.

The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2...

Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Soon, they uncover that Stella was far from the angel people claim - but even so, who could have hated her enough to kill?

Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done yet.

A brilliantly suspenseful story about the dark side of social media, The Absolution will make you wonder what you should have said sorry for...

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir

'Iceland's outstanding crime novelist' Daily Express
'A magnificent writer' Karin Slaughter
'The undisputed queen of Icelandic Noir' Simon Kernick
'Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best.' Heat


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Freyja and Huldar are one of the most intriguing crime detecting partnerships around and THE ABSOLUTION is a gripping, fascinating insight into the dark side of social media and children at risk. THE ABSOLUTION confirms Yrsa as a master storyteller with a satisfyingly slanted view of the world she recreates." - William Ryan


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Used availability for Yrsa Sigurdardottir's The Absolution

Hardback Editions

February 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Absolution: A Thriller (Children's House)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-250-13630-X / 978-1-250-13630-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Absolution (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-2160-7 / 978-1-4736-2160-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Absolution (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-2163-1 / 978-1-4736-2163-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Absolution (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-2161-5 / 978-1-4736-2161-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Absolution: A Thriller
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Absolution: Children's House, Book 3
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Absolution: Children's House, Book 3
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Absolution: Children's House, Book 3
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Absolution: Children's House, Book 3
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Absolution: A Thriller (Children's House Book 3)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Absolution: Children's House Book 3
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Absolution: Children's House Book 3 (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU