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The Island: Hidden Iceland Series, Book Two Paperback – 3 December 2019

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Michael Joseph; 1st edition (3 December 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1405930829
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1405930826
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
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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

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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

Praise for The Darkness-

It will get your pulse racing and keep you hooked to the last page

Simon Kernick of The Bone Field series

Magnificently dark and twisted! That ending - blimey! ― C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man

Expertly plotted, with an ending that's a true shocker, The Darkness is the first book in a trilogy featuring this engaging investigator, which is good news ― The Guardian

I've ONLY recently discovered the extraordinary Icelandic writer who adds several shades of darkness to Nordic noir . . . it builds to a deeply shocking climax -- Daily Mail, Ten Thrillers to Die For ― Anthony Horowitz

Superb. . . chilling . . . This is the first volume in Jonasson's Hidden Iceland trilogy, which tells Hulda's story in reverse chronological order and establishes her as one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction ― Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

Crime fiction has never seen a character quite like Hulda Hermannsdóittir; nor a series launch so entirely willing to take risks and obliterate long-standing tropes . . . There is no doubt that The Darkness will rank as one of the most popular and powerful reading experiences of the year. ― BOLO Books Review

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The second heart-stopping book in the Hidden Iceland series from the Icelandic crime-writing sensation

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