Quatre amis d'enfance pensaient se retrouver le temps de quelques jours paisibles. Une simple chasse à la perdrix dans les hauts plateaux de l'est de l'Islande... Mais le voyage tourne au cauchemar. Une tempête de neige violente et inattendue s'abat sur eux et les oblige à se réfugier dans un pavillon de chasse abandonné. À l'intérieur, une découverte macabre changera à jamais le cours de leur existence - et de leur amitié. C'est le début d'une longue nuit, où les quatre amis voient ressurgir ce qu'ils ont de pire en chacun d'eux. Survivront-ils tous ?
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Four friends. One night. Not everyone will come out alive . . . br>br>Pre-order the gripping new stand-alone mystery from ''world-class crime writer'' Ragnar Jonassonbr>br>In a deadly Icelandic snowstorm, four friends seek shelter in an abandoned hunting lodge. Miles from help, and knowing they will die out in the cold, they break in, hoping to wait out the storm until morning.br>br> But nothing can prepare them for what''s inside . . .br>br>With no other option, they are forced to spend a long and terrifying night in the cabin: watching as intently and silently as they themselves are being watched. br>br>As the night darkens, old secrets spill into the light, and tensions rise between the four friends. Soon it''s clear that what they''ve discovered in the cabin is far from the only mystery lurking there.br>br>Nor the only thing to be afraid of . . .br>br>Praise for Ragnar Jonassonbr>br>''Is this the best crime writer in the world today?'' The Timesbr>br>''An intensely gripping mystery, Ragnar Jonasson is a poet of the "dark, wet and cold", of the "gloom, cold and rain". The climactic revelations are credible and moving'' The Timesbr>br>''Invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic Noir'' Daily Mailbr>br>''A mist-shrouded blend of horror and psychological thriller . . . works in every way'' Booklist>
THE FOURTH INSTALMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD When the body of a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted Icelandic village of Kalfshamarvik, police officer Ari Thór Arason uncovers a startling and terrifying connection to an earlier series of deaths, as the killer remains on the loose Jónassons books have breathed new life into Nordic noir Sunday Express Jónasson skilfully alternates points of view and shifts of time The action builds to a shattering climax Publishers Weekly ________________ Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kalfshamarvik. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thór Arason discovers that the victims mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier. As the dark history and its secrets of the village are unveiled, and the death toll begins to rise, the Siglufjordur detectives must race against the clock to find the killer, before another tragedy takes place.Dark, chilling and complex, Whiteout is a haunting, atmospheric and stunningly plotted thriller from one of Icelands bestselling 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 Andrew Taylor, Independent Jónasson has come up with a bleak plot and characters, but his evocation of Icelands chilly landscape is hard to put down Sunday Times A distinctive blend of Nordic Noir and Golden Age detective fiction masterful Laura Wilson, Guardian Required reading New York 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 The prose is stark and minimal, the mood dank and frost-tipped. Its also bleakly brilliant, although perhaps best read with a warming shot of whisky by your side Metro A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens first rate and highly recommended Lee Child Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read Peter James A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom Ian Rankin Seductive Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully Ann Cleeves
FEATURED IN THE TIMES TOP 100 CRIME NOVELS SINCE 1945 'An intelligent, provocative whodunit with a killer twist' IAN RANKIN ____________ A body is found off the coast of Iceland. A cursory police investigation calls it suicide. She's just another statistic, soon forgotten. But not by Reykjavik Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir. Difficult and unconventional, Hulda is being forced into early retirement. Offered one last cold case to investigate she chooses Elena's. And when she discovers another woman vanished at a similar time, she believes a killer roams free. With days before she's stripped of her badge, can Hulda catch the killer alone? ____________ 'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the greatest tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times 'Outstanding' Daily Mail 'Expertly plotted, with an ending that's a true shocker' Guardian 'Magnificently dark and twisted and that ending - blimey!' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man
'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir' Peter James, The Number One bestselling author of Love You Dead **Preorder the incredible second novel in the new Hulda crime series from Icelandic superstar** The island of ElliO.aey sits off the Icelandic coast. Accessible only by boat its isolation makes it the perfect place to vanish. During a long, hot summer five friends visit the island. Only four will return. They each share a past, and a dark secret that could harm them all. As the days pass, tensions rise and loyalties are shed, one of them will commit murder. Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir is sent to investigate and soon finds echoes with the case of a young woman found murdered ten years previously in the nearby Westfjords. Is there a patient killer stalking these barren outposts? As Hulda navigates a sinister game constructed of smoke and mirrors she is convinced that no one is telling the truth, including those closest to her. But who will crack first? Haunting, suspenseful and as chilling as the Icelandic winter The Island follows one woman's journey to find the truth hidden in the darkest shadows, and shine a light on her own dark past. 'Dark, chilling and utterly gripping, The Island is Nordic noir at its best, and is destined to become a classic of the genre. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the rest of the Hulda series!' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door Praise for Ragnar Jonasson Seductive ... an old-fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town cut off by snow. Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' Ann Cleeves 'His clues are traditional and beautifully finessed - and he keeps you turning the pages' The Independent on Snowblind Distinctive blend of Nordic noir and golden age detective fiction...atmospheric...economical and evocative prose' The Guardian on Nightblind 'Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir ...all the skilful plotting of an old-fashioned whodunit although it feels bitingly contemporary in setting and tone' Sunday Express 'The ending hits the reader like a kick in the stomach' Frettatiminn **** 'Out of all of Ragnar's books, this is the one I like the most . . . The book of his which reminds me most of Agatha Christie' Kiljan, on The Island
PRE-ORDER THE NAIL-BITING STORY FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHORbr>br>''A world-class crime writer . . . One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction'' Sunday Timesbr>br>''It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction'' The Times br>br>''TEACHER WANTED ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD . . .''br>br>Una knows she is struggling to deal with her father''s sudden, tragic suicide. She spends her nights drinking alone in Reykjavik, stricken with thoughts that she might one day follow in his footsteps.br>br>So when she sees an advert seeking a teacher for two girls in the tiny village of Skalar - population of ten - on the storm-battered north coast of the island, she sees it as a chance to escape.br>br>But once she arrives, Una quickly realises nothing in city life has prepared her for this. The villagers are unfriendly. The weather is bleak. And, from the creaky attic bedroom of the old house where she''s living, she''s convinced she hears the ghostly sound of singing.br>br>Una worries that she''s losing her mind. br>br>And then, just before Christmas, there''s an unexplained death and Una''s life going from bad to worse . . .br>br>Praise for Ragnar Jonassonbr>br>''This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson''s atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine''s unerring humanity shining from every page'' Daily Mailbr>br>''Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense'' Ian Rankinbr>br>''This is such a tense, gripping read'' Anthony Horowitzbr>br>''Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us'' The Times Literary Supplementbr>br>''Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction'' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Monthbr>br>''A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended'' Lee Childbr>br>''Chilling - a must-read'' Peter James>
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THE FINAL INSTALMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD When a police officer is murdered in the dead of night, in the isolated Icelandic town of Siglufjörður, Ari Thór Arason faces a complex investigation that takes him back to the past, and some sinister secrets A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery Ian Rankin Bitingly contemporary in setting and tone Sunday Express Seductive Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully Ann Cleeves ________________ Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village on the northernmost tip of Iceland, accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór 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 Thór 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 ''This is an atmospheric portrayal of a claustrophobic place where everyone is connected Laura Wilson, Guardian Jónasson plants clues fairly before a devastatingly unexpected reveal, without sublimating characterization to plot Publishers Weekly A tiny, segregated town is a superb setting for a crime novel, and Jónasson 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 must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir Peter James Ragnar has Nordic Noir down pat a remote small-town mystery that is sure to please crime-fiction aficionados Yrsa Sigurðardóttir A challenging investigation that uncovers local secrets and Scandi-noir meets oldfashioned murder mystery in an atmospheric whodunnit Daily Express Jónassons books have breathed new life into Nordic noir Sunday Express What really makes Nightblind stand out is its vivid cast of characters, whose fears, ambitions, rivalries and longings are movingly universal Oprah magazine
THE STUNNING FINAL INSTALMENT OF THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES **Sunday Times BOOK OF THE MONTH** Jónasson is an automatic must-read for me possibly the best Scandi writer working today Lee Child Is this the best crime writer in the world today? Truly a master of his genre The Times ''The engaging Ari Thór returns in this darkly claustrophobic tale. Perfect mid-winter reading'' Ann Cleeves A stunningly atmospheric story. Ari Thór Arason returns in this pitch-perfect, beautifully paced crime novel Ragnar Jónasson is at the top of his game, and a master of the genre Will Dean ______________ A blizzard is approaching Siglufjorður, and that can only mean one thing When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of Siglufjorður, Police Inspector Ari Thór battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjorður, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes. Ari Thór Arason is now a police inspector, but hes separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday, but a violent blizzard is threatening and there is an unsettling chill in the air. Three days before Easter, a nineteen-year-old local girl falls to her death from the balcony of a house on the main street. A perplexing entry in her diary suggests that this may not be an accident, and when an old man in a local nursing home writes She was murdered again and again on the wall of his room, there is every suggestion that something more sinister lies at the heart of her death As the extreme weather closes in, cutting the power and access to Siglufjorður, Ari Thór must piece together the puzzle to reveal a horrible truth one that will leave no one unscathed.Chilling, claustrophobic and disturbing, Winterkill is a startling addition to the multi-million-copy bestselling Dark Iceland series and cements Ragnar Jónasson as one of the most exciting and acclaimed authors in crime fiction. _______________ Praise for Ragnar Jónasson A sinister twisted tragedy The Times If Iceland missed out on the Golden Age of crime writing, the country and Jónasson is certainly making up for it now Sunday Times Outstanding Series fans will be sorry to see the last of Ari Thór Publishers Weekly Jónassons Dark Iceland novels are instant classics William Ryan Jónassons punchy, straightforward prose is engrossing A diverting mystery Foreword Reviews ''Consummate crime writing poignant and disturbing New Books Magazine Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense'' Ian Rankin ''A tense, gripping read'' Anthony Horowitz ''Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jónasson''s atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine''s unerring humanity shining from every page'' Daily Mail Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty Peter James Traditional and beautifully finessed Independent Jónassons true gift is for describing the daunting beauty of the fierce setting New York Times A chiller of a thriller Washington Post Jónassons books have breathed new life into Nordic noir Express