• Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded

    Publishers Weekly
  • Snow and ice provide the background to Ragnar Jónasson'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
  • Praise for Ragnar Jónasson

  • 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
  • Adds several shades of darkness to Nordic noir

    Anthony Horowitz
  • One of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction

    Sunday Times
  • I often get asked about tips on good crime novels which "are not like everything else". Well, here you have it. Read Ragnar Jónasson'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