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The second heart-stopping book in the Hidden Iceland series from the Icelandic crime-writing sensation.

About the Author

Ragnar J nasson (Author) Ragnar J nasson is an international number one bestselling author who has sold over one and a half million books worldwide. He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he also works as an investment banker and teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University. He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, and, from the age of seventeen, has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie's novels. His critically acclaimed international bestseller The Darkness is soon to be a major TV series. Victoria Cribb (Translator) Victoria Cribb studied and worked in Iceland for many years. She has translated more than 25 novels from the Icelandic and, in 2017, she received the Or stir honourary translation award for services to Icelandic literature.

Reviews

Dark, chilling and utterly gripping, The Island is Nordic noir at its best, and is destined to become a classic of the genre. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the rest of the Hulda series! * Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door *
Few writers at work today conjure atmosphere with such power, or plot their mysteries with such craft. The Island is his best book yet, an unflinching thriller that braids past and present, good and evil, love and loss. I can't wait for Hulda Hermannsdottir's next case * A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window *
No one does isolation better than Ragnar Jonasson, who is superb at portraying Iceland's stark landscape and savage beauty . . . [Hulda Hermannsdottir is] an excellent addition to the growing band of top-class women detectives * The Times *
Prepare to be swept away to the beautiful yet unforgiving island of Ellidaey in Jonasson's latest Icelandic noir. Atmospheric and creepy, Jonasson successfully keeps you guessing till the bittersweet end * Heat *
A chilling novel about people with dark secrets, protecting themselves without a thought for the consequences. * Sunday Times *
Riveting * Sunday Times *
We heart the melancholy Hulda * Sunday Times Crime Club *
A strikingly evoked picture of Iceland's forbidding beauty...Hulda Hermansdottir is a striking character - both gloomy and tenacious - and she is a key reason for the success of this atmospheric novel * Barry Forshaw *
Extraordinary, the three books in that series are all amazing . . . very moving all the way through -- Ian Rankin
This kept me guessing right up until the final pages. I loved the vivid landscapes, brilliant characterisation and intricate plotting. Bravo! * Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Skin Deep *
Consider this one of the author's best plots, layered with that dour Scandinavian atmosphere we love * New York Times *
Ragnar Jonasson is the Stephen King of Icelandic thrillers * Reader Review *
Ragnar's best written book, filled with psychological horror and underlying rage. Hulda Hermannsdottir is a welcome addition to the selection of Icelandic crime fiction protagonists . . . It is almost impossible to put the book down until the last word has been read * Frettabladid *
Ragnar's best book yet * Kiljan, literary TV show *

The threads lie in various places, the plot is well woven and the pieces in the puzzle come
together well in the end. The structure is good, the main characters are believable, the story flows
well, everyone is a suspect a la Agatha Christie and the solution unveils the mystery and leads the
readers to the truth. But not all the truth, as some things are better left hidden

* Morgunbladid *
Inventive and original, atmospheric and chilling . . . Fans of Christie's work will feel right at home; fans of Nordic Noir will similarly find the atmosphere right up their alley * 5 ***** Reader Review *
Praise for Ragnar Jonasson * - *
Jonasson is an automatic must-read for me . . . possibly the best Scandi writer working today
Praise for The Darkness * - *

It will get your pulse racing and keep you hooked to the last page

* Simon Kernick of The Bone Field series *
Magnificently dark and twisted! That ending - blimey! * C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man *
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 *
I've ONLY recently discovered the extraordinary Icelandic writer who adds several shades of darkness to Nordic noir . . . it builds to a deeply shocking climax -- Daily Mail, Ten Thrillers to Die For * Anthony Horowitz *
Superb. . . chilling . . . This is the first volume in Jonasson's Hidden Iceland trilogy, which tells Hulda's story in reverse chronological order and establishes her as one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction * Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month *
Crime fiction has never seen a character quite like Hulda Hermannsdoittir; nor a series launch so entirely willing to take risks and obliterate long-standing tropes . . . There is no doubt that The Darkness will rank as one of the most popular and powerful reading experiences of the year. * BOLO Books Review *

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