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Darkness: A Thriller
Darkness: A Thriller | Ragnar Jonasson
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Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir.The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed.Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdttir of the Reykjavk police is forced into early retirement at 64. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking.Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger.
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StaceyAnneHoffer
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Ugh I love when murder mysteries are layered and slightly depressing in a fascinating and realistic way #darkdarkdark I also love chain swallowing vegan sugar cookies #happyholidays

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ElectricKatyLand
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This Icelandic crime novel had a twist ending I never saw coming, nor seen in any other novel. You should read it just for that! Hulda is a detective forced into early retirement who picks a cold case to close out her career. Like all good scandicrime novels, this one has multi-generational trauma, buried secrets, international sex trafficking, and a hard-boiled detective who lives in shades of gray.

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scowler1
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Reasonably good detective thriller. Very quick read, easy on the mind you might say.

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Magslhalliday
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Another cold case investigation. There are some enjoyable twists but I found the switches in structure partway through rather off-putting. A quick read, but I doubt I‘ll continue the series.

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rabbitprincess
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Am I a hipster, thinking police procedurals set in Reykjavík might be "less interesting" than other Icelandic crime fiction? Or am I having a case of first-in-series blues? Whatever it is, I didn't find this book as engaging as I'd hoped. Going to try the next book when it comes out to see how or whether my feelings toward this series change.

imyril I read Jonasson‘s debut (mostly because it _wasn‘t_ set in Reykjavik; I was curious to see how rural Scandi crime would work), and it was okay but I don‘t really get the hype. That said I often find that with crime, I guess I don‘t love the tropes as much 😂 I quite liked Jar City (Arnaldur Indridason) tho - I‘ve been meaning to reread now I‘ve actually spent time in Iceland! 10mo
rabbitprincess @imyril I suspect the hype machine may create unrealistic expectations, wanting to bill all Scandi crime as twisted, dark and terrifying when not all of it is or wants to be! I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on Jar City once you've re-read it 😊 10mo
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Lel2403
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I really enjoyed this....Scandi-Noir....and it‘s only 99p at the moment for kindle

https://amzn.to/2IhIpmJ

TrishB One I can resist 😁 I‘ve never really got into the Scandi- dark stuff! 10mo
Lel2403 @TrishB 😊 10mo
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Pandalibrarian
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Oh my goodness, what a book! Huldar is a police inspector being forced into early retirement and is working on one last cold case involving a murdered Russian asylum seeker. There are three different stories being told and they all come together in the surprising ending. This is the first of a planned trilogy - the second one takes place 25 years before this one and comes out on May. I can‘t wait to read it!

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JeansBookshelf
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Finished! I honestly loved this book more than his other series. Definitely didn't see that ending coming.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

(Will sell my copy if interested. US members only)
https://goo.gl/e4B2c6

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JeansBookshelf
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50% through and liking it better than his other books so far.

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CaitlinR
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A good mystery with some twists and turns. Nowhere near as good as Jonasson‘s SNOWBLIND. If you have to choose, go with that one.

THE DARKNESS is, however, a quick and fairly satisfying read.

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Lel2403
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The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson

This is a real train ride of a book, it rattles along at a fast pace and keeps you on tenter hooks right to the thoroughly shocking end.....I didn‘t see that coming at all. The author has made real characters with totally believable flaws but Huldar is so likeable you feel for her all the way. A great book and a proper heart stopping end, brilliant

Cinfhen Intrigued! 1y
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vlwelser
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This was really good. I'm really into this author.

#NetGalley #ARC

Mitch Ahh - can‘t wait until October. Love this series 1y
vlwelser @Mitch this seems to be a new series but it's just as good as the other 1y
JustJill1963 I enjoy this author also. 11mo
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kezzlou85
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Wow what a read this was. I love these sort of stories. There's lots going on and the mystery is very clever. There are many twists in the plot and the ending wow. It really does catch you out as it's not what I expected. It's clever though. I hope there are more to follow. #Netgalley

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Ms_T
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️💫

#NetGalley #ARC

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Ms_T
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Starting this ARC (courtesy of #NetGalley) this evening. The first of a trilogy and released in the UK on 15th March.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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I had to take advantage of the snow to take a photo of the new Ragnar Jonasson. ❄️❄️

DeborahSmall Great pic, hope you didn‘t cause yourself any injuries 😘 (edited) 2y
Bklover So pretty! 2y
melbeautyandbooks Nice! I have only read the first one so far. Looking forward to the rest. 2y
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mrozzz Perfect picture!!! 2y
Ms_T I have that book on my list to read in March. I really like the look of it. 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @melbeautyandbooks this is the first in a new series of his! 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Ms_T I enjoyed it. Was a quick read and suitable for this weather! 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall not today! 😂😂 2y
melbeautyandbooks @ScorpioBookDreams That‘s good to know. Thank you! Putting it on my TBR. (edited) 2y
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Ms_T
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Just won this first book of a trilogy from #NetGalley and I‘m excited to read it as I‘m a big fan of Nordic authors. I have high hopes for it!

kezzlou85 I got this too. It sounds so good. 2y
Ms_T @kezzlou85 It really does. I like the idea that the trilogy is chronologically in reverse. 2y
kezzlou85 @Ms_T yeah that sounds really clever. Can't wait to start it. 💛 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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Since it‘s Christmas Eve I‘ve opened my parcel from Penguin. It‘s the first book in a new series from Ragnar Jonasson 😍😍

Sarah83 Gorgeous wrapping 😍 2y
bedandabook I love this author. What a Christmas treat! 2y
emmaturi Looks interesting! 2y
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Jess Icelandic noir sounds like what I need right now. Was at B&N when I saw this and immediately picked up one of his older books. Thanks! 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Jess you‘re welcome! Hope you enjoy it. 2y
rabbitprincess A new series from Ragnar? YESSSS adding to TBR list 2y
Libby1 Hello, my fellow nocturnal friend! I hope you have a lovely holiday season. 💕 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Libby1 thank you! Merry Christmas to you too 🎄🎅🎄 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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Absolutely gorgeous bookmail from Penguin this morning!

celtichik That paper tho 2y
Jess Nice! I floated the jolabokaflod idea with my family and it didn‘t go over too well. I‘m going to keep trying though! Happy jolabokaflod! 2y
Bookladylinda I love this idea!!! 2y
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Christine11 What pretty wrapping paper! 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @Jess it seems like such a great idea and Penguin definitely has a great publicity team! 2y
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