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  • Location: Iceland

The Undesired

The Undesired

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1970s – 2000s: Working in a juvenile detention centre in rural Iceland, someone witnesses something deeply disturbing in the middle of the night…

  • ISBN: 978-1444778304
  • Translator: Victoria Cribb
  • Genre: Crime, Horror, Psychological

What you need to know before your trail

Then: A juvenile detention centre in rural Iceland. Aldis works there as a general helper, cleaning cooking and doing anything else that needs doing. Not really enjoying her job or living in such a remote spot, she plans to head to Reykjavík to find a better life as soon as she can.

Now: Odinn is investigating the mystery of the alleged abuse and the unexplained death of a colleague who had been working on the investigation at the time.

Travel Guide

A remote Rural Detention centre in cold, chilling Iceland:

“The light spilling in from the corridor would have to do. Though weak, it was sufficient to show Aldís a boy sitting in the gloom at the furthest table. He had his back to her, so she couldn’t see who it was, but could tell that he was one of the youngest. A chill ran down her spine when he spoke again, without turning, as if he had eyes in the back of his head. ‘Go away. Leave me alone.’

‘Come on. You shouldn’t be here.’ Aldís spoke gently, fairly sure now that the boy must be delirious. Confused, rather than dangerous.

He turned, slowly and deliberately, and she glimpsed black eyes in a pale face. ‘I wasn’t talking to you.’


Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: The Undesired

Author/ Guide: Yrsa Sigurdardottir Destination: Reykjavík, Iceland     Departure Time:  1970s  onwards

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