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The Island: Hidden Iceland Series, Book Two Paperback – 16 April 2019

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Michael Joseph; 1st edition (16 April 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0718187822
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0718187828
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.3 x 2.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 608 ratings

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Dark, chilling and utterly gripping, The Island is Nordic noir at its best, and is destined to become a classic of the genre. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the rest of the Hulda series!Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

Few writers at work today conjure atmosphere with such power, or plot their mysteries with such craft. The Island is his best book yet, an unflinching thriller that braids past and present, good and evil, love and loss. I can't wait for Hulda Hermannsdóttir's next caseA. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

No one does isolation better than Ragnar Jonasson, who is superb at portraying Iceland's stark landscape and savage beauty . . . [Hulda Hermannsdottir is] an excellent addition to the growing band of top-class women detectivesThe Times

Prepare to be swept away to the beautiful yet unforgiving island of Elliðaey in Jónasson's latest Icelandic noir. Atmospheric and creepy, Jónasson successfully keeps you guessing till the bittersweet endHeat

A chilling novel about people with dark secrets, protecting themselves without a thought for the consequences. ― Sunday Times

RivetingSunday Times

We heart the melancholy HuldaSunday Times Crime Club

A strikingly evoked picture of Iceland's forbidding beauty...Hulda Hermansdottir is a striking character - both gloomy and tenacious - and she is a key reason for the success of this atmospheric novelBarry Forshaw

Extraordinary, the three books in that series are all amazing . . . very moving all the way through -- Ian Rankin

This kept me guessing right up until the final pages. I loved the vivid landscapes, brilliant characterisation and intricate plotting. Bravo!Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Skin Deep

Consider this one of the author's best plots, layered with that dour Scandinavian atmosphere we loveNew York Times

Ragnar Jonasson is the Stephen King of Icelandic thrillersReader Review

Ragnar's best written book, filled with psychological horror and underlying rage. Hulda Hermannsdottir is a welcome addition to the selection of Icelandic crime fiction protagonists . . . It is almost impossible to put the book down until the last word has been read ― Fréttablaðið

Ragnar's best book yet ― Kiljan, literary TV show

The threads lie in various places, the plot is well woven and the pieces in the puzzle come
together well in the end. The structure is good, the main characters are believable, the story flows
well, everyone is a suspect á la Agatha Christie and the solution unveils the mystery and leads the
readers to the truth. But not all the truth, as some things are better left hidden

Morgunbladid

Inventive and original, atmospheric and chilling . . . Fans of Christie's work will feel right at home; fans of Nordic Noir will similarly find the atmosphere right up their alley ― 5 ***** Reader Review

Praise for Ragnar Jónasson -

Jónasson is an automatic must-read for me . . . possibly the best Scandi writer working today

Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir -- Peter James

His clues are traditional and beautifully finessed - and he keeps you turning the pages ― The Independent, on Snowblind

Distinctive blend of Nordic noir and golden age detective fiction...atmospheric...economical and evocative prose ― The Guardian, on Nightblind

Seductive ... an old-fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town cut off by snow. Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully -- Ann Cleeves

The ending hits the reader like a kick in the stomach ― FRÉTTATIMINN

Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir ...all the skilful plotting of an old-fashioned whodunit although it feels bitingly contemporary in setting and tone ― Sunday Express

The threads lie in various places, the plot is well woven and the pieces in the puzzle come together well in the end. The structure is good, the main characters are believable, the story flows well, everyone is a suspect á la Agatha Christie and the solution unveils the mystery and leads the readers to the truth. But not all the truth, as some things are better left hidden ― Morgunbladid (Icelandic newspaper)

Ragnar's best written book, Hulda Hermannsdottir is a welcome addition to the selection of Icelandic crime fiction protagonists . . . It is almost impossible to put the book down until the last word has been read ― Fréttablaðið ****

The threads lie in various places, the plot is well woven and the pieces in the puzzle come together well in the end. The structure is good, the main characters are believable, the story flows well, everyone is a suspect á la Agatha Christie and the solution unveils the mystery and leads the readers to the truth. But not all the truth, as some things are better left hidden -- **** ― Morgunbladid

Out of all of Ragnar's books, this is the one I like the most . . . The book of his which reminds me most of Agatha Christie ― Kiljan

A very good book, gripping and interesting, with all the threads carefully managed. Hopefully the author will publish as many books as possible with lead character Hulda ― Vikan Magazine

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The second heart-stopping book in the Hidden Iceland series from Icelandic sensation, Ragnar J nasson

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