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.
Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.
`His first novel to be translated into English has all the skilful plotting of an old-fashioned whodunnit although it feels bitingly contemporary in setting and tone' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express
'Snowblind is morally more equivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitely more threatening horizons' Independent
'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty ... a must-read' Peter James
`Seductive ... Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' Anne Cleeves
`A modern Icelandic take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom...' Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orenda Books
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 128 x 198 x 26 mm
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