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The Doll

(2021)
(The fifth book in the Freyja and Huldar series)
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It was meant to be a quiet family fishing trip, a chance for mother and daughter to talk. But it changes the course of their lives forever.

They catch nothing except a broken doll that gets tangled in the net. After years in the ocean, the doll a terrifying sight and the mother's first instinct is to throw it back, but she relents when her daughter pleads to keep it. This simple act of kindness proves fatal. That evening, the mother posts a picture of the doll on social media. By the morning, she is dead and the doll has disappeared.

Several years later and Detective Huldar is in his least favourite place - on a boat in rough waters, searching for possible human remains. However, identifying the skeleton they find on the seabed proves harder than initially thought, and Huldar must draw on psychologist Freyja's experience to help him. As the mystery of the unidentified body deepens, Huldar is also drawn into an investigation of a homeless drug addict's murder, and Freyja investigates a suspected case of child abuse at a foster care home.

What swiftly becomes clear is that the cases are linked through a single, missing, vulnerable witness: the young girl who wanted the doll all those years ago.

Taut, terrifying and impossible to put down, The Doll cements Yrsa Sigurdardottir's reputation as a master of storytelling tension and surprise.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Doll (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-9352-7 / 978-1-4736-9352-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Doll (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-9350-0 / 978-1-4736-9350-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Doll
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-9348-9 / 978-1-4736-9348-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Doll: Freyja and Huldar, Book 5
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


July 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Doll: Freyja and Huldar, Book 5
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Doll (Freyja and Huldar Book 5)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2021 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Doll (Freyja and Huldar Book 5)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA