• Gallows Rock

  • A Nail-Biting Icelandic Thriller With Twists You Won't See Coming
  • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On a jagged, bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it....

The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn't suicide. But when the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn't seem to have any link with the victim, his parents cannot be found and his drawings show he witnessed something terrible. 

As Detective Huldar hunts the killer and Child Psychologist Freyja looks for the boy's parents, the mystery unfolds: a story of violence, entitlement and revenge. 

©2020 Yrsa Sigurdardottir (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Shona Stephen
  • 04-23-22

Utterly predictable and disappointing

The story dragged from the beginning and was full of plot holes. As for the exposition at the end......

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  • Fran
  • 01-03-22

Brilliant

Loved this book and the setting. Fantastic story, well read. Gripping from start to finish.

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  • Jules
  • 08-22-21

Brilliant!

Just brilliant! This is my first experience of this author and what a clever, complex, compassionate, intriguing, thriller (gasp-out-loud thrilling).
I devoured it within a few days!
Off to find more of her work!

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 07-26-20

Not bad

Oh I don’t know if I can stand to listen all the way through. It’s a interesting story just stretched out need to be edited. I sort of feel like I’ve heard it over and over. It’s also a bit confusing with the different names.
It also makes me think how hideous men can be. All for sex.