Ragnar Jonasson, Victoria Cribb
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Step into snowy Iceland with the final nail-biting instalment in the critically acclaimed Hidden Iceland series – FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
‘A world-class crime writer . . . One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction’ Sunday Times
‘It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction’ The Times
1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland.
The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn’t.
The couple should never have let him in. But they did.
An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not all will survive the night. And Detective Hulda will be haunted forever . . .
Winner of the Capital Crime Reader Award for Mystery Book of the Year.
‘This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson’s atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine’s unerring humanity shining from every page’ Daily Mail
‘Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense’ Ian Rankin
‘This is such a tense, gripping read’ Anthony Horowitz
‘Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn’t pull punches will be amply rewarded’ Publishers Weekly
Praise for Ragnar Jonasson
‘Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction’ Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month
‘A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended’ Lee Child
‘Chilling – a must-read’ Peter James
‘A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom’ Ian Rankin
‘Page-turning stuff with an unexpected ending!’ James Swallow
‘Was gripped from the start of this brilliantly told story. And left wide-eyed with shock at the ending’ Fiona Barton
‘A true masterpiece . . . a plot full of twists and turns and an ending that leaves you gasping for air’ Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The conclusion to a masterly trilogy * The Times * Ragnar Jonasson is old school . . . He deals in vertiginous, unputdownable stories that are nevertheless still imbued with melancholy and heartbreak. This is his best yet * Metro * Ragnar Jonasson is a brilliant storyteller, who skillfully tells the story on multiple time levels, with different main characters and surprising twists. Frighteningly believable, and exciting to the end * Dagens Nyheter * I often get asked about tips on good crime novels which "are not like everything else". Well, here you have it. Read Ragnar Jonasson's trilogy from beginning to end, let the brain work, the body shake and be amazed at how the author also lets the language follow the development of the story . . . hats off * GoeteborgsPosten * One of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction * Sunday Times * Adds several shades of darkness to Nordic noir * Anthony Horowitz * 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 * Praise for Ragnar Jonasson * - * Standalone thriller from the author of the Hulda Trilogy lives up to expectations and offers psychological drama and a ghostly atmosphere at the world's end. A story that gets under your skin * Goeteborgs Posten, Sweden * Ragnar Jonasson is a brilliant storyteller, who skilfully tells the story on multiple time levels, with different main characters and surprising twists. It is frighteningly believable, and exciting to the end * Dagens Nyheter, Sweden * Snow and ice provide the background to Ragnar Jonasson's latest exploration of trauma and hardship in Iceland. Throughout the novel, the characters' wilful refusal to face reality is both exasperating and credible * Literary Review * Shades of Alfred Hitchcock . . . The author's deceptive plotting in this story is certain to blow readers away * Dayton Daily News * Wrap up warmly for this invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic noir * Financial Times * Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded * Publishers Weekly * Jonasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a climax more nightmarish than the buildup * Kirkus * Jonasson's is a unique voice in this genre. The beauty of this trilogy is that each book enraptures us almost to the point of forgetting the future we already know. Brilliantly effective * The Times Literary Supplement * Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense -- Ian Rankin Jonasson takes us back to Hulda's origin story with a tale that combines his special talents for spinning a chilling and ingeniously constructed mystery and evoking the dramatic Icelandic environment * Sunday Times Crime Club * This is such a tense, gripping read This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page * Daily Mail * A world-class crime writer. One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction. A triumphant conclusion to the trilogy [that] makes Iceland's pre-eminence in the crime genre even more marked * Sunday Times * It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction * The Times *
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