Siglufjoerdur: an idyllically quiet fishing village on the northernmost tip of Iceland, accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thor Arason: a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman - shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house.
With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik, where someone is being held against their will.
Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dare not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all.
Dark, chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from an undeniable new talent. 'Traditional and beautifully finessed' Independent`Bitingly contemporary in setting and tone' Sunday Express`A tiny, segregated town is a superb setting for a crime novel, and Jonasson exploits it well.
He builds a layered mystery featuring a series of unhealthy secrets, and past crimes buried deep in the sheltered, almost claustrophobic recesses of family life' Crime Thriller Journal`A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery' Ian Rankin`An old-fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town.
Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' Anne Cleeves`Ragnar has Nordic Noir down pat - a remote small-town mystery that is sure to please crime fiction aficionados' Yrsa Sigurdardottir`Ragnar Jonasson write with such a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir' Peter James
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 276 pages
- Publisher: Orenda Books
- Publication Date: 15/01/2016
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781910633113
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