Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Ghostly revenge in the Western Fjords of Iceland makes for a shiver inducing read! 

Three people are dropped off by boat in the early winter at a remote town in the Western Fjords to renovate a summer home.  There is no electric, or running water.  No neighbors for miles in any direction.  Why do they keep hearing footsteps?  And seeing the figure of a boy in the distance?  Are they really alone?

At a preschool a vandal breaks in and causes havoc.  The vandalism is very similar to an incident sixty years before, eerily similar.  And classmates who attended the school sixty years ago, who were in a photograph that was purposefully damaged, are dying in strange ways that seem to be connected.  And may be connected to the events taking place at that remote summer house in the Western Fjords.

I will be returning to Iceland and I am quite glad that I did not include a trip to the Western Fjords in my itinerary.  This was a wonderful ghost story with a cinematic ending.  If you find yourself feeling too warm this summer, read this book.  The descriptions of a winter storm in a location without electric or plumbing, and also haunted, will cool you right down!