Snowblind - Dark Iceland (Paperback)
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Snowblind - Dark Iceland (Paperback)

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Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 15/06/2015
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Siglufjoerdur: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors - accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.

Ari Thor Arason:

a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik - with a past that he's unable to leave behind.

When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life.

An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness - blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose.

Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781910633038
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A modern Icelandic take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom...' - Ian Rankin

'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens ... first rate and highly recommended' - Lee Child

'A chiller of a thriller' - Carol Memmott, The Washington Post

'Snowblind is a beautifully written thriller, as tense as it is terrifying - Jonasson is a writer with a big future' - Luca Veste

'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty ... a must-read' Peter James

'Is King Arnaldur [Indridason] looking to his laurels? There is a young pretender beavering away, his eye on the crown: Ragnar Jonasson' - Barry Forshaw

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Sandra Foy

“a brooding, atmospheric book”

Ari Thor is a former theology student turned police officer living in Reykjavik with his girlfriend. he is offered a position in Siglufjordur, a small, isolated fishing village in northern Iceland, where you could... More

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Emma Smith at Bedford

“Chilling and atmospheric”

I have become a huge Ragnar Jonasson fan, I’ve now read two of his books and both have been superb. They are easily one-sitting reads, they are gripping, beautifully written and are a perfect homage to the good old... More

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“Hauntingly melancholic”

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and this is my honest opinion of the book.

Ari Thor, about to graduate from the police academy, accepts a job from the chief of police in Siglufjörður. Leaving behind... More

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