The final nail-biting instalment in the critically acclaimed Hidden Iceland series - FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
'A world-class crime writer . . . One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction' Sunday Times
'It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction' The Times
Just before Christmas a winter blizzard sweeps across Iceland. In their remote farmhouse, Erla and Einar are hunkering down for the night - when there's a knock at the door.
It's a stranger, desperate for shelter. They take him in - but they'll wish they hadn't. Because this man is not who he says he is. And, when the power cuts out, it's the beginning of a terrifying ordeal . . .
Later, Detective Hulda Hermannsdottir - recovering from a family tragedy - is called to an isolated farmhouse. Bodies await her and a haunting mystery . . .
The final instalment in Ragnar Jonasson's acclaimed Hidden Iceland series completes the story of Detective Hulda Hermannsdottir.
'This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page' Daily Mail
'Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense' Ian Rankin
'This is such a tense, gripping read' Anthony Horowitz
'Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us' The Times Literary Supplement
'Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded' Publishers Weekly
Praise for Ragnar Jónasson
'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month
'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended' Lee Child
'Chilling - a must-read' Peter James
'A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom' Ian Rankin
'Page-turning stuff with an unexpected ending!' James Swallow
'Was gripped from the start of this brilliantly told story. And left wide-eyed with shock at the ending' Fiona Barton
'A true masterpiece . . . a plot full of twists and turns and an ending that leaves you gasping for air' Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction
A world-class crime writer. One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction. A triumphant conclusion to the trilogy [that] makes Iceland's pre-eminence in the crime genre even more marked
This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page
Jónasson takes us back to Hulda's origin story with a tale that combines his special talents for spinning a chilling and ingeniously constructed mystery and evoking the dramatic Icelandic environment
Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense
Jonasson's is a unique voice in this genre. The beauty of this trilogy is that each book enraptures us almost to the point of forgetting the future we already know. Brilliantly effective
Jónasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a climax more nightmarish than the buildup
Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded
Wrap up warmly for this invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic noir
Shades of Alfred Hitchcock . . . The author's deceptive plotting in this story is certain to blow readers away
Books and Christmas go hand in hand for Icelanders. A country famous for its love of books and storytelling, Iceland has a uniquely rich literary heritage. Svanborg Þórdís Sigurðardóttir, a bookseller at Reykjavík’s famous Penninn Eymundsson bookshop, tells us what it’s like to work as a bookseller in Iceland at Christmas.