one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom' Ian Rankin 'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. . * James Swallow * The Darkness is Ragnar Jonasson at the top of his game - deft plotting, a great central character and a story as chilling as the Icelandic winter. Dark truths uncovered: a modern espionage thriller series with unexpected twists from the past. I couldn't put it down." Done with the author. THE DARKNESS is a bit of a slow boil, though it certainly roars at the end. - Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author This item has a maximum order quantity limit. Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018. The Dutch House is my introduction to Ann Patchett, which, after reading it, surprises me. I couldn't put it down." - Booklist I reached the end with adrenalized anticipation, the final twist hitting me in the face. With prose as pure and crisp as Reykjavik snowcrust, Ragnar Jónasson navigates the treacherous narrative with a veteran’s hand. Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir. Buy The Darkness: A Thriller (Hulda Series, 1) Reissue by Jonasson, Ragnar (ISBN: 9781250171030) from Amazon's Book Store. After a cursory investigation, the death is ruled a suicide and the case is quietly closed. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Please try again. Yet another instant Ragnar Jonasson classic * Thomas Enger, bestselling author of the Henning Juul series * The Darkness is a bullet train of a novel, at once blazingly contemporary and Agatha-Christie old-fashioned. ―GREGG HURWITZ, New York Times bestselling author"I'm absolutely LOVING Ragnar Jonasson's The Darkness. When she confronts her past, I'll be there to protect her. I couldn't put it down." They locked him up seven years ago. The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. An intelligent, provocative whodunit with a killer twist Ian Rankin. I don't recommend the book, though it was recommended to me. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. eBook bestellen. She is plagued by nightmares of a little girl in a white dress singing a lullaby. “Ragnar Jonasson’s masterly trilogy is a landmark in modern crime fiction” - THE TIMES “Ragnar Jonasson is the Stephen King of Icelandic thrillers.” - SHE READS "The Darkness is a bullet train of a novel, at once blazingly contemporary and Agatha-Christie old-fashioned. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Wrapped in plastic. I couldn't put it down -- William Ryan * author of The Holy Thief * Was gripped from the start of this brilliantly told story. Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger. A … - William Ryan, bestselling author of The Holy Thief ―Kirkus Reviews"The Darkness is a bullet train of a novel, at once blazingly contemporary and Agatha-Christie old-fashioned. Merkliste; Auf die Merkliste; Bewerten Bewerten; Teilen Produkt teilen Produkterinnerung Produkterinnerung In den Warenkorb. With prose as pure and crisp as Reykjavik snowcrust, Ragnar Jonasson navigates the treacherous narrative with a veteran's hand. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. There was a problem loading your book clubs. . But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. Truth and justice do not prevail. I reached the end with adrenalized anticipation, the final twist hitting me in the face. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. This book was well-written, although I didn't care for the ending much. With The Darkness , he launched a new series featuring a completely new sleuth, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police department. The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. I really loved the Dark Iceland books and looked forward to reading The Darkness . Any "Author Information" displayed below reflects the author's biography at the time this particular book was published. Then rapes. To me, boring. If this were promoted more as a literary novel her odd persona might be more interesting but the professional flaws would not be less glaring. "... magnificently dark and twisted! Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik police is forced into early retirement at 64. "The Darkness is a bullet train of a novel, at once blazingly contemporary and Agatha-Christie old-fashioned. — Ragnar Jonasson (@ragnarjo) September 16, 2020 The eight-part series will be set in Reykjavik, among the isolated fjords. ―Gregg Hurwitz, ... "The Darkness is Ragnar Jonasson at the top of his game - deft plotting, a great central character and a story as chilling as the Icelandic winter. I dare you not to be shocked." Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Please try again. ―Crime by the Book blog"I thoroughly enjoyed this author’s writing style and emphasis on the atmosphere of the storyline and its characters. Her body is broken. Learn more. I am pretty sure that I will never buy another book by this author. Dive into book 1 of this thrilling mystery series and explore the dark heart of UK crime. Find books by time period, setting & theme, Read-alike suggestions by book and author. I reached the end with adrenalized anticipation, the final twist hitting me in the face. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man Already known around the world for his modern … I was left feeling this book had kind of wasted my time. chilling . 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