The Silence of the Sea

by Yrsa Sigurdardottir | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1444734482 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 4/22/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 22, 2017
As The Silence of the Sea opens, a luxury yacht crashes into a Reykjavik pier. But the boat is empty; no one is on board. What has happened to the crew? And what has happened to the family who were very much present when the yacht left Lisbon?

What should Thora Gudmundsdottir, the series sleuth, make of the rumors that the vessel was cursed? She is spooked even more when she boards the yacht and thinks she sees one of the missing children. Where is Karitas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A creepy-at-times mystery that really kept me engrossed, I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of a luxury yacht arriving at port minus all it's passengers & crew.

The story alternates between "now & then" events. Thora is hired to look into the disappearance on behalf of the passengers family & running alongside her discoveries are the actual events that took place on the yacht.

The yacht story had a slightly spooky air & a hint of Christie's "Ten Little Indians" about it. One of the reasons I think the story had me so engrossed was I just couldn't fathom what had happened on board the yacht....never mind why! While I cottoned onto to one major "clue", I still couldn't workout how it fit into the overall scenario so I was pleasantly flummoxed until all was revealed.

The ending did elicit an "awww" & while slightly mawkish it was, to my mind, the only way it could end :o)

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Bookbox, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Monday, November 06, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (11/6/2017 UTC) at Bookbox, by mail -- Controlled Releases


Added my "A World of Crime" Bookbox.

Released as part of the NOVEMBER "THE" CHALLENGE (#6)

Journal Entry 4 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 06, 2017
I’m marking this as TBR & have slung it onto a TBR pile. I must admit I am very tempted to start reading it now but I am still reading other books that I had intended popping in Christmas parcels. Even so this may well be a Christmas read as it occurs to me there is an OBCZ I hope to visit over the Festive season.

THE SILENCE OF THE SEA (Thóra Gudmundsdóttir 6) by YRSA SIGURDARDOTTIR (2011) Eng. Trans. Victoria Cribb (2014) | ISBN: 978010440734485 (UK PB) | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2014)

Journal Entry 5 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Really ought not to have picked this up and got stuck into it as I have books two and three in my flat somewhere and should have started with them. However, this was near the top of a book pile during the February/ March BIG SNOW and rather than ferret around after the books preceding them I took a straight forward path and read this out of sequence.

In ‘The Silence of the Sea’ there floats a clever plot line with a twisty and grippingly serpentine tale which ensured this was tough to lay aside till done. An equal mix of Greek tragedy, Hitchcockian mystery and Shakespearian suffering and all rather splendidly crafted though the harrowing nature of the tragedy did echo throughout and leave quite a miasma of shock in its wake.

I’ve already planned to whom this shall go to next, so it’s marked reserved till it I’ve got up a parcel and it travels.

Journal Entry 6 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (5/23/2018 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom


Now listed as ‘Travelling’, because this was off in the post Wed 24 May! Be aware Mr F9 I have others in this series to send you so no need to scurry off and buy all in the series. Check with me first if this inspires you to read further and I can tell you which I still have to pass on.

Journal Entry 7 by Flutterbies9 at Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Received by Mr Flutterbies9 sometime at the beginning of June (I think -sorry a bit of a muddle at present with registering and timing).

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