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The Reckoning (Freyja and Huldar 2)

The Reckoning (Freyja and Huldar 2)

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: The second in the Freyja and Huldar series

  • ISBN: 978-1473621565
  • Translator: Victoria Cribb
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

A chilling note predicting the deaths of six people is found in a school’s time capsule, ten years after it was buried. But surely, if a thirteen-year-old wrote it, it can’t be a real threat…

Detective Huldar suspects he’s been given the investigation simply to keep him away from real police work. He turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message. Soon, however, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case.

For the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of macabre events: body parts found in a garden, followed by the murder of the man who owned the house. His initials are BT, one of the names on the note.

Huldar and Freyja must race to identify the writer, the victims and the murderer, before the rest of the targets are killed…

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail Style to Reykjavík

Freyja is director and psychologist at the Children’s House. This is a real life child protection unit in Iceland which has the remit of meeting the needs of young, traumatised and abused children. The main building is located in a residential area and decorated to look as normal and as like a house as possible. The centre facilitates contact between the child and the police .

The city and its culture feature throughout the book as a very chilly backdrop. Not many specific locations but a sense of the size, feel and workings of  city and its institutions.


The part of the city where the story takes place and where the school is. Of course, the locations and school are either fictional or vague but you get the chilling idea.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Reckoning (Freyja and Huldar 2)

Destination: Reykjavík Author/guide:Yrsa Sigurdardottir. Departure Time: 2003, 2016

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