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'The ending really took my breath away' IAN RANKIN
Discover The Island - Agatha Christie meets Nordic noir. . .
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?
What secrets is the island hiding?
And what price will she pay for uncovering the truth?
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
'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
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!
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 Hermannsdóttir's next case
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
Prepare to be swept away to the beautiful yet unforgiving island of Elliðaey in Jónasson's latest Icelandic noir. Atmospheric and creepy, Jónasson successfully keeps you guessing till the bittersweet end
A chilling novel about people with dark secrets, protecting themselves without a thought for the consequences.
We heart the melancholy Hulda
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
This kept me guessing right up until the final pages. I loved the vivid landscapes, brilliant characterisation and intricate plotting. Bravo!
Consider this one of the author's best plots, layered with that dour Scandinavian atmosphere we love
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