'Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir' Peter James, The Number One bestselling author of Love You Dead
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Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic trip in the Westfjords holiday - a trip that gets an unexpected ending and has catastrophic consequences.
Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Elliðaey. A place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it make alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is determined to find the truth in the darkness.
Praise for Ragnar Jónasson
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
'His clues are traditional and beautifully finessed - and he keeps you turning the pages' The Independent on Snowblind
Distinctive blend of Nordic noir and golden age detective fiction...atmospheric...economical and evocative prose' The Guardian on Nightblind
'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
'The ending hits the reader like a kick in the stomach' Frettatiminn ****
'Out of all of Ragnar's books, this is the one I like the most . . . The book of his which reminds me most of Agatha Christie' Kiljan, on The Island