Published : Monday 15 June 2015
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First in a series of stunning Icelandic crime thrillers, by international, bestselling author, set in tiny, snowbound town, accessible by a single tunnel.
FIRST IN THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE A murder takes place in the isolated Icelandic town of Siglufjordur, where an avalanche has cut off all communication and the unrelenting snow threatens rookie police officer Ari Thor Arason first investigation... 'A modern Icelandic take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom...' Ian Rankin 'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens ... first rate and highly recommended' Lee Child 'A chiller of a thriller' Carol Memmott, Washington Post 'Snowblind is a beautifully written thriller, as tense as it is terrifying - Jonasson is a writer with a big future' Luca Veste 'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty ... a must-read' Peter James Siglufjoerdur: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors - accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thor Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik - with a past that he's unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness - blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.