The Mist

The Mist : Hidden Iceland Series, Book Three

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The final nail-biting instalment in the critically acclaimed Hidden Iceland series - FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

'A world-class crime writer . . . One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction' Sunday Times

'It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction' The Times

1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland.

The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn't.

The couple should never have let him in. But they did.

An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not all will survive the night. And Detective Hulda will be haunted forever . . .

'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 Mail

'Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense' Ian Rankin

'Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded' Publishers Weekly

Praise for Ragnar Jonasson

'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

'A modern 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

'Chilling - a must-read' Peter James

'Page-turning stuff with an unexpected ending!' James Swallow

'Was gripped from the start of this brilliantly told story. And left wide-eyed with shock at the ending' Fiona Barton

'A true masterpiece . . . a plot full of twists and turns and an ending that leaves you gasping for air' Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 31mm | 536g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718189078
  • 9780718189075
  • 3,379

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The conclusion to a masterly trilogy * The Times * Ragnar Jonasson is a brilliant storyteller, who skillfully tells the story on multiple time levels, with different main characters and surprising twists. Frighteningly believable, and exciting to the end * Dagens Nyheter * I often get asked about tips on good crime novels which "are not like everything else". Well, here you have it. Read Ragnar Jonasson's trilogy from beginning to end, let the brain work, the body shake and be amazed at how the author also lets the language follow the development of the story . . . hats off * GoeteborgsPosten * One of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction * Sunday Times * Adds several shades of darkness to Nordic noir * Anthony Horowitz * 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 * - * Snow and ice provide the background to Ragnar Jonasson's latest exploration of trauma and hardship in Iceland. Throughout the novel, the characters' wilful refusal to face reality is both exasperating and credible * Literary Review * Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded * Publishers Weekly * Jonasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a climax more nightmarish than the buildup * Kirkus * Jonasson takes us back to Hulda's origin story with a tale that combines his special talents for spinning a chilling and ingeniously constructed mystery and evoking the dramatic Icelandic environment * Sunday Times Crime Club * This is such a tense, gripping read Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense -- Ian Rankin 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 Mail * A world-class crime writer. One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction. A triumphant conclusion to the trilogy [that] makes Iceland's pre-eminence in the crime genre even more marked * Sunday Times * It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction * The Times *
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About Ragnar Jonasson

Ragnar Jonasson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer and teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University. He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, and, from the age of seventeen has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie's novels. He is an international Number One bestseller.
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