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Last Rituals

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Last Rituals By Yrsa Sigurdardottir, book reviewNot long after a German student is found brutally murdered in Reykjavik’s university, a suspect is arrested. Soon afterwards, lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir receives a phone call from Matthew Reich, a German acting on behalf of the dead student’s family; they don’t believe that the drug dealer charged with Harald’s murder is the killer and they’d like Thora, who has been recommended to them because she studied in Germany, to help with a private investigation into Harald’s death. It soon becomes apparent that Harald led a less than conventional lifestyle; his post mortem reveals that he underwent several dramatic procedures to change his appearance, and the valuable pieces of art on the walls of his flat point to a morbid fascination with a thoroughly unpleasant subject.


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