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Rupture, EPUB eBook

Rupture EPUB

Part of the Dark Iceland series


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With a stalker on the loose and the town of Siglufjorður in quarantine, a child goes missing, as Icelandic police officer Ari Thor Arason investigates the cold case of a mysterious death on an isolated fjord...

'A world-class crime writer'
Sunday Times

'Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' Ann Cleeves

'A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom...' Ian Rankin


1955.Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjorður. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couples may not have been alone on the fjord after all...

In nearby Siglufjorður, young policeman Ari Thor tries to piece together what really happened that fateful night, in a town where no one wants to know, where secrets are a way of life. He's assisted by Isrun, a news reporter in Reykjavik, who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own. Things take a sinister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight. With a stalker on the loose, and the town of Siglufjorður in quarantine, the past might just come back to haunt them.

Haunting, frightening and complex, Rupture is a dark and atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland's foremost crime writers.


'Traditional and beautifully finessed... morally more equivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitely more threatening horizons'

'Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

'British aficionados of Nordic Noir are familiar with two excellent Icelandic writers, Arnaldur Indridason and Yrsa Sigurdardottir. Here's a third: Ragnar Jonasson ... the darkness and cold are palpable' Marcel Berlins, Times

'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty' Peter James

'Chilling, poetic beauty... a must-read!' Peter James

'A clever, complex and haunting thriller ... unexpected and gripping' Lancashire Post

'A chiller of a thriller' Washington Post

'Puts a lively, sophisticated spin on the Agatha Christie model, taking it down intriguing dark alleys' Kirkus Reviews

'The best sort of gloomy storytelling' Chicago Tribune


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