The Darkness - Hidden Iceland (Hardback)
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The Darkness - Hidden Iceland (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 15/03/2018
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A young woman is found dead on a remote Icelandic beach. She came looking for safety, but instead she found a watery grave. A hasty police investigation determines her death as suicide . . .

When Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik police is forced into early retirement, she is told she can investigate one last cold case of her choice - and she knows which one. What she discovers is far darker than suicide . . .

And no one is telling Hulda the whole story. When her own colleagues try to put the brakes on her investigation, Hulda has just days to discover the truth. A truth she will risk her own life to find. 

'Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir ...all the skilful plotting of an old-fashioned whodunit although it feels bitingly contemporary in setting and tone' - Sunday Express 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718187248
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Expertly plotted, with an ending that's a true shocker, The Darkness is the first book in a trilogy featuring this engaging investigator, which is good news' - The Guardian 

'Magnificently dark and twisted! That ending - blimey!' - C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man 

'A sympathetic yet entirely unsentimental portrait of a flawed but decent detective seeking justice for a murdered Russian asylum seeker' - Sunday Times 

'The Darkness is a true masterpiece of a crime novel, introducing an original protagonist, a plot full of twists and turns and an ending that leaves you gasping for air' - Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Praise for Ragnar Jonasson:

'No country associated with the label Nordic noir is as bleak, cold, snowy and empty as Iceland. And no crime writer portrays those elements as evocatively and scarily as Ragnar Jonasson' - The Times

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

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

'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir' - Peter James

'Seductive ... an old-fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town cut off by snow. Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' - Ann Cleeves

'Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir ...all the skilful plotting of an old-fashioned whodunit although it feels bitingly contemporary in setting and tone' - Sunday Express 

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“Icelandic Noir at its Best”

Ragnar Jonasson is a find. This is someone who knows how to write a detective thriller. He knows how to build a character. He knows how to paint the background details of his detective and of the plot. He... More

Hardback edition
19th March 2018
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TheBookTrail

“Icelandic Noir”

Read this over the Christmas holidays in the spirit of the icelandic Jolabokaflod and it’s a new direction for Ragnar. Quite different to his other ones I’ve read so far – well this is a new series – but the writing... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
4th March 2018
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Hollie at Torquay

“I lost my weekend in Iceland”

I read this over the course of two nights, ecstatic to see what new delights Ragnar had for me. I’m annoyed at myself for not waiting until the entire trilogy has been translated as I cannot wait to see what the next... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
3rd June 2018
Helpful? Upvote 4

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