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The Island
Author: Ragnar Jonasson
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Hardback
Classification: CRI
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780718187255
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<p><b>THE EXPLOSIVE NEW NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR - IF YOU LIKED <i>AND THEN THERE WERE NONE</i>, <i>THE ABC MURDERS</i>, AND NORDIC NOIR, YOU&#39;LL LOVE THIS . . .</b><br><br><b>&#39;Dark, chilling and utterly gripping, <i>The Island </i>is Nordic noir at its best, and is destined to become a classic of the genre. I couldn&#39;t put it down&#39; </b>Shari Lapena, bestselling author of <i>The Couple Next Door </i><br>_____________<br><br><b><i>Four friends visit the island. </i></b><br><br><b><i>But only three return . . . </i></b><br><br>Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsd&#243;ttir is sent to the isolated island of Elli&#240;aey to investigate and soon finds haunting similarities with a previous case - a young woman found murdered ten years ago in the equally desolate Westfjords. <br><br>Is there a patient killer stalking these barren outposts? <br><br>As Hulda navigates a sinister game constructed of smoke and mirrors she is convinced that no one is telling the truth, including those closest to her. <br><i><br>But who will crack first? And what secrets is the island hiding? </i><br><br><b>Haunting, suspenseful and as chilling as an Icelandic winter, The Island follows one woman&#39;s journey to find the truth hidden in the darkest shadows, and shine a light on her own dark past.</b><br>_____________<br><br><b>&#39;His best book yet, an unflinching thriller that braids past and present, good and evil, love and loss. I can&#39;t wait for Hulda Hermannsd&#243;ttir&#39;s next case&#39; </b>AJ Finn, bestselling author of <i>The Woman in the Window</i><br><br><b>&#39;[Hulda Hermannsdottir is] an excellent addition to the growing band of top-class women detectives&#39; </b><i>The Times</i><br><br><b>&#39;Prepare to be swept away to the beautiful yet unforgiving island of Elli&#240;aey in J&#243;nasson&#39;s latest Icelandic noir. Atmospheric and creepy, </b><b>J&#243;nasson</b><b> successfully keeps you guessing till the bittersweet end&#39; </b><i>Heat</i><br><br><b>&#39;A chilling novel about people with dark secrets, protecting themselves without a thought for the consequences&#39; </b><i>SundayTimes</i><br><br><b><u>Praise for Ragnar Jonasson:</u></b><br><b>&#39;The ending really took my breath away and that&#39;s hard for writers to do to me these days . . . I should have seen it coming&#39;</b> Ian Rankin <br><br><b>&#39;One of the greatest tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction&#39; </b><i>Sunday Times </i><br><br><b>&#39;Magnificently dark and twisted&#39; </b><i>C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man </i><br><br><b>&#39;Ragnar J&#243;nasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir&#39; </b>Peter James, bestselling author of <i>Love You Dead</i> <b><br><br>&#39;A distinctive blend of Nordic noir and golden age detective fiction . . . atmospheric and evocative prose&#39;</b> <i>Guardian </i><br><br><b>&#39;Jonasson&#39;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&#39; </b><i>Sunday Express</i></p>

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