The Island

The Island

Hidden Iceland Series, Book Two

Summary

FEATURED IN THE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOKS OF THE YEAR

'The ending really took my breath away' IAN RANKIN

Discover The Island - Agatha Christie meets Nordic noir. . .
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Four friends visited the island. But only three returned . . .

Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is sent to the isolated island of Elliðaey to investigate a disappearance.

But she finds haunting similarities to an old case - the murder of a young woman ten years ago.

Has a patient killer struck again?

Hulda is soon caught in a web of deceit, convinced everyone is lying, even those closest to her.

What secrets is the island hiding?

And what price will she pay for uncovering the truth?
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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

'One of the greatest tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times

'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

'Riveting' Sunday Times

'Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us' The Times Literary Supplement

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

'Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read' Peter James, bestselling author of Love You Dead

'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

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

About the author

Ragnar Jónasson

Ragnar Jónasson is an international number one bestselling author who has sold five million books in thirty-six countries worldwide. He was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he also teaches copyright law at university, and is the co-chair of the Iceland Noir literature festival. He has previously worked on radio and television and, from the age of seventeen, has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie’s novels. He has won multiple awards for his crime fiction internationally, as well as a special jury recognition in Iceland for his poetry. His critically acclaimed international bestseller The Darkness is coming to TV screens this year, starring Lena Olin, Jack Bannon and Douglas Henshall, and Ridley Scott will be producing Outside as a feature film.
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