The Darkness Knows

The Darkness Knows

From the international bestselling author of The Shadow District


'The undisputed King of the Icelandic Thriller' Guardian
'One of the greats of modern crime fiction' Sunday Times

A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjökull glacier.

The victim: a businessman missing for thirty years.

The case: impossible to solve. Until now.

Konrád, the retired policeman who originally investigated the disappearance, is called back to reopen the case that has weighed on his mind for decades.

Then a woman approaches him with new information that she obtained from her deceased brother.

Will this be enough to solve the mystery at last?

Can Konrád uncover the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that have built up over the decades?

In The Darkness Knows, the master of Icelandic crime writing returns with a powerful and haunting story about the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that time eventually uncovers.


  • One of the greats of modern crime fiction.
    Sunday Times

About the author

Arnaldur Indridason

Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Óli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger.

The Shadow District – the first book in the Reykjavík Wartime Mystery series – won the Premio RBA de Novela Negra, the world’s most lucrative crime fiction prize.
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