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The Island
The Island: A Thriller | Ragnar Jonasson
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The newest superstar on the Icelandic crime fiction scene has arrived with a superb followup to The Darkness.Shortlisted for the Crime Novel of the Year Award in IcelandThird Place, Novel of the Year Award 2016 in Iceland, selected by booksellersOne of the bestselling novels in Iceland in 2016Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic trip in the Westfjords holiday - a trip that gets an unexpected ending and has catastrophic consequences.Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Elliaey. A place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it make alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdttir is determined to find the truth in the darkness.Ragnar Jonasson burst onto the American scene with Snowblind and Nightblind, the first two novels in the Ari Thor thriller series, and the praise was overwhelming. With The Darkness, he launched a new series featuring a completely new sleuth, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police department. The Island is the second book in this series.
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CaitlinR
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You need to maintain a high level of trust when reading Ragnar Jonasson: trust that the seemingly unrelated stories will come together; trust that you‘ll really get to know all of the characters; and trust that the mystery WILL be solved.

Hulda Hermannsdotter is a great character. Be sure that you read THE DARKNESS, the first in the series, for her back story. We‘re told that the series is a trilogy. I hope there are more than that!

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Heatherfeather
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20% off member sale at Anderson's means still spending more than I should 😁

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Jeg
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Enjoyed the story. Also I love Iceland and loved the descriptions.
Only thing a bit confusing was that two of the characters had similar names.
I read it in a day. Had to know how it ended. Not too bad really . The ending that is.
@MrsMalaprop

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charl08
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Had to put this down last night (work) and can't pick it up today (work). Half way through and they're dropping like flies and I want to know how it ends!!

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kezzlou85
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This is the second in the series following Hulda. This was a really good story once I got into it. It took some following at the beginning with various things happening especially the babysitting scene but it all comes together in the end. The plot was good and the murder interesting. I did figure it out before the end except one of the twists that was very clever.
I look forward to the next book.
#Netgalley

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Lel2403
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Just started this ARC from netgalley.....Icelandic Noir.....

Cathythoughts I‘ve read some of his other books. Look forward to your thoughts 8mo
RachelO Ooh. How is it so far? And do you think it works as a standalone? They‘ve just emailed me and my ‘No more ARCs til I have a 75% rating‘ plan is wobbling all over the place! (edited) 8mo
Lel2403 @RachelO 😂 I‘d just got to 77% and this came along....so far it‘s very good....as it‘s a prequel to The Darkness I‘m sure it can be read as a standalone 8mo
RachelO @Lel2403 😆👍Thank you! One day I‘ll make it out of the 60s (or 50s 😱). But this is tempting! 8mo
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