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 Hermannsdóttir'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 Elliðaey in Jónasson's latest Icelandic noir. Atmospheric and creepy, Jónasson 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
  • 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