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Yrsa Sigurdardottir---Someone to Watch Over Me,
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This is the fifth novel featuring the personable Reykjavik lawyer,
Josteinn is a manipulative sociopath who resides in a secure psychiatric
unit,having been convicted of sexual offences against children.With his
inheritence money he instructs Thora to investigate,with a view to
overturning,the conviction of a fellow inmate Jakob. Jakob is a young
male with Down's syndrome who has been found guilty of burning down his
care home ,killing five people.
The ever persistent Thora's investigations are hampered by some of the
witnesses having severe disablilities,including one with locked-in
syndrome,and also by the lies,half-truths,and cover-ups from people
with their own interests to protect.
A brave unusual and thoughtful thriller.