A time capsule is unearthed from a school playground - containing a threat of deaths to come. As Freyja and Huldar look for the writer, the murders start...
A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. Can it be a real threat?
Detective Huldar turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message.
But the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of murders. All of the victims match the initials from the note.
Huldar and Freyja must race to identify the writer and the murderer, before the rest of the targets are killed...
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One of the best books I've read for a long time: dark, creepy, and gripping from beginning to end. Stuart MacBride
Will give you thrills and chills in equal measures. Cosmopolitan
Yrsa is a magnificent writer.Karin Slaughter
The queen of Icelandic thriller writers. Guardian
There's no waffle in The Reckoning: it is brutal, baroque and ends with a brilliant last-minute twist. Evening Standard