Ragnar Jónasson

The Island
  • The Island

  • Ragnar Jónasson

    If you liked And Then There Were None, The ABC Murders, and Nordic noir you'll love this . . .

    'The ending really took my breath away and that's hard for writers to do to me these days . . . I should have seen it coming' Ian Rankin

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    Four friends visit the island.

    But only three return . . .

    Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is sent to the isolated island of Elliðaey to investigate and soon finds haunting similarities with a previous case - a young woman found murdered ten years ago in the equally desolate Westfjords.

    Is there a patient killer stalking these barren outposts?

    As Hulda navigates a sinister game constructed of smoke and mirrors she is convinced that no one is telling the truth, including those closest to her.

    But who will crack first? And what secrets is the island hiding?

    Haunting, suspenseful and as chilling as an Icelandic winter The Island follows one woman's journey to find the truth hidden in the darkest shadows, and shine a light on her own dark past.
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    'One of the greatest tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times

    'Magnificently dark and twisted' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man

    'Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir' Peter James, bestselling author of Love You Dead

    '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' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

    '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' Kilian

    Praise for Ragnar Jonasson

    'A distinctive blend of Nordic noir and golden age detective fiction . . . atmospheric and evocative prose' 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

    'His clues are traditional and beautifully finessed - and he keeps you turning the pages' Independent on Snowblind

Ragnar Jónasson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer and teaches copyright law at Reykjavík 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. He is an international Number One bestseller.