Outside

Outside

The heart-pounding new mystery soon to be a major motion picture

Summary

Four friends. One night. Not everyone will come out alive . . . The gripping new stand-alone mystery from 'world-class crime writer' Ragnar Jónasson, soon to be a major motion picture

'Is this the best crime writer in the world today' THE TIMES
'So atmospheric, I was immediately transported to the Icelandic moors . . . I read with bated breath, my heart pounding' Sara Blædel
'The atmosphere is so intense you can't help gripping the book as tightly as possible' THE TIMES
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In a deadly Icelandic snowstorm, four friends seek shelter in an abandoned hunting lodge. Miles from help, and knowing they will die out in the cold, they break in, hoping to wait out the storm until morning.

But nothing can prepare them for what's inside . . .

With no other option, they are forced to spend a long and terrifying night in the cabin: watching as intently and silently as they themselves are being watched.

As the night darkens, old secrets spill into the light, and tensions rise between the four friends. Soon it's clear that what they've discovered in the cabin is far from the only mystery lurking there.

Nor the only thing to be afraid of . . .
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'A wonderful atmospheric thriller. A real page turner. Gripping and compelling' 5***** READER REVIEW

'A chilling, compelling mystery with a tremendous sense of time and place'
5***** READER REVIEW

'Jonasson expertly delivers twists and turns that you just won't see coming!'
5***** READER REVIEW

'I did not see that coming!' 5***** READER REVIEW

Praise for Ragnar Jónasson

'Is this the best crime writer in the world today?' The Times

'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

'Invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic Noir' Daily Mail

'A mist-shrouded blend of horror and psychological thriller . . . works in every way' Booklist

Reviews

  • Jonasson is a connoisseur of 'unrelenting darkness'; the atmosphere of paranoid claustrophobia [Jonasson] creates is so intense you can't help gripping the book as tightly as possible
    The Times

About the author

Ragnar Jónasson

Ragnar Jónasson is an international number one bestselling author who has sold over three million books in thirty-four countries worldwide. He was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he also works as an investment banker and teaches copyright law at Reykjavík University.

He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, and, from the age of seventeen, has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie's novels. He is currently writing a novel with the Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir. His critically acclaimed international bestseller The Darkness is soon to be a major TV series, and Ridley Scott will be producing Outside as a feature film.
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