Ari Thor Arason: a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers continue to haunt him.
The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman - shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik, where someone is being held against their will.
Dark, chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from an undeniable new talent.
`A tiny, segregated town is a superb setting for a crime novel, and Jonasson exploits it well. He builds a layered mystery featuring a series of unhealthy secrets, and past crimes buried deep in the sheltered, almost claustrophobic recesses of family life' Crime Thriller Journal
'This is an atmospheric portrayal of a claustrophobic place where everyone is connected' Laura Wilson, Guardian
`An old-fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town. Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' Anne Cleeves
`Ragnar Jonasson writes with such a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir' Peter James
Publisher: Orenda Books
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm
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