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  • It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction

    The Times
  • 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

    Sunday Times
  • Is this the best crime writer in the world today? . . . He's truly a master of his genre

    The Times Online
  • 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 . . . Other writers have explored the possibilities of telling a story in reverse; thus far only Ragnar Jonasson has rendered hindsight so heartbreaking

    The Times
  • 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

    Sunday Times Crime Club
  • Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense

    Ian Rankin
  • 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

    The Times Literary Supplement
  • 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

    Publishers Weekly

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