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  • Intriguing . . . This spooky novel draws on Icelandic sagas to create an atmosphere of growing menace.

  • An intensely gripping mystery, Ragnar Jonasson is a poet of the "dark, wet and cold", of the "gloom, cold and rain". The climactic revelations are credible and moving

    The Times, BOOK OF THE MONTH
  • A creepy tale

    The Times
  • A master of the Icelandic thriller

    New York Post
  • With the bleakest of landscapes and some supernatural undertones, this is one creepy thriller that'll have you leaving ALL the lights on

    Vogue Scandinavia
  • Spooky, sophisticated. Jonasson is strong on atmosphere

    Sunday Times
  • Invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic Noir

    Daily Mail
  • With his trademark elegant prose and atmospheric sense of place, Jonasson weaves a slow-burning, haunting tale with a chilling ending

    Daily Record
  • A chilling psychological thriller with an unexpected ending that will haunt the reader

    The Canberra Times
  • Haunting psychological novel tinged with the supernatural

    Daily Record

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