Blackout

Blackout

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On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykjavik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance.

Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit. What secrets does the dead man harbour, and what is the young reporter hiding? As silent, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, and the darkness deepens, it's a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies ...
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Product details

  • 132 x 122mm | 68g
  • Bolinda/Audible audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1867550091
  • 9781867550099

Review quote

'Captivating ... [an] impressive ability to make human despair palpable.' -- Publishers Weekly 'A deeply satisfying read ... Blackout will leave you hungry for more.' -- New York Journal of Books 'A chiller of a thriller whose style and pace are influenced by Jonasson's admiration for Agatha Christie. It's good enough to share shelf space with the works of Yrsa Sigurdardottir and Arnaldur Indridason, Iceland's crime novel royalty.' -- The Washington Post
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About Ragnar Jónasson

Leighton Pugh trained at LAMDA after studying Modern Languages at Queen's College, Oxford. Radio work includes the plays Murder by the Book and Scenes from Provincial Life for BBC Radio 4 and the voice of Heinrich von Kleist in the BBC Radio 3 documentary The Tragical Adventure of Heinrich von Kleist. From 2010 to 2011 Leighton was in four productions at the National Theatre, including The Habit of Art and A Woman Killed with Kindness.
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