Published : Thursday 21 January 2021
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When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of Siglufjoerdur, Police Inspector Ari Thor battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer ... The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the international bestselling Dark Iceland series.
THE STUNNING FINAL INSTALMENT OF THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES 'Jonasson is an automatic must-read for me ... possibly the best Scandi writer working today' Lee Child 'The best crime writer in the world today ... truly a master of his genre' The Times 'The engaging Ari Thor returns in this darkly claustrophobic tale. Perfect mid-winter reading' Ann Cleeves ---------------- A blizzard is approaching Siglufjoerdur, and that can only mean one thing... When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of Siglufjoerdur, Police Inspector Ari Thor battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer ... The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjoerdur, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes. Ari Thor Arason is now a police inspector, but he's separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday, but a violent blizzard is threatening and there is an unsettling chill in the air. Three days before Easter, a nineteen-year-old local girl falls to her death from the balcony of a house on the main street. A perplexing entry in her diary suggests that this may not be an accident, and when an old man in a local nursing home writes 'She was murdered' again and again on the wall of his room, there is every suggestion that something more sinister lies at the heart of her death... As the extreme weather closes in, cutting the power and access to Siglufjoerdur, Ari Thor must piece together the puzzle to reveal a horrible truth ... one that will leave no one unscathed. Chilling, claustrophobic and disturbing, Winterkill is a startling addition to the multi-million-copy bestselling Dark Iceland series and cements Ragnar Jonasson as one of the most exciting and acclaimed authors in crime fiction. ---------------- Praise for Ragnar Jonasson 'A stunningly atmospheric story. Ari Thor Arason returns in this pitch-perfect, beautifully paced crime novel ... Ragnar Jonasson is at the top of his game, and a master of the genre' Will Dean 'Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense' Ian Rankin 'This is such a tense, gripping read' Anthony Horowitz 'A world-class crime writer' Sunday Times 'This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page' Daily Mail 'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty' Peter James 'A gritty and superb thriller series ... Ari Thor is a memorable detective who will go down as one of the greats' Michael Wood 'A vivid cast of characters, whose fears, ambitions, rivalries and longings are movingly universal' Oprah magazine 'The darkness and cold are palpable' The Times 'Traditional and beautifully finessed' Independent 'Jonasson's true gift is for describing the daunting beauty of the fierce setting, lashed by blinding snowstorms that smother the village in a thick, white darkness that is strangely comforting' New York Times 'A chiller of a thriller' Washington Post 'Required reading' New York Post 'Bleakly brilliant' Metro 'Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir' Express