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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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“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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“Dark and chilling”

I’m a huge fan of Ragnar Jonasson; have been ever since I was lucky enough to read the first in his Detective Ari Thor series.

So it was with a real sense of glee that I discovered that the first book in his new... More

Hardback edition
12th March 2018
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