BOOK 2 IN THE HIDDEN ICELAND SERIES
US/UK - THE ISLAND
SWEDEN - ÖN
Shortlisted for the Best Mystery of 2019
Amazon Publishing & Capital Crime Readers’ Award
“Consider this one of the author’s best plots, layered with that dour Scandinavian atmosphere we love.”
The New York Times (Marilyn Stasio)
“Ragnar Jonasson writes fire-and-ice novels: white-hot suspense stories set in the magnificent, forbidding terrain of his native Iceland. Few writers at work today conjure atmosphere with such power, or plot their mysteries with such craft. And The Island is his best book yet, an unflinching thriller that braids past and present, good and evil, love and loss. I can't wait for Hulda Hermannsdóttir's next case.”
A.J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
“No one does isolation better than Ragnar Jonasson, who is superb at portraying Iceland’s stark landscape and savage beauty. […] An excellent addition to the growing band of top-class women detectives.”
The Times (Marcel Berlins)
“Ragnar Jonasson is the Stephen King of Icelandic thrillers.”
“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
“… the plot builds to a shiver-inducing conclusion. Jónasson delivers a mind-bending look into human darkness that earns its twists.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Ragnar is no stranger to the Agatha Christie-style plot, but he outdoes himself here. The Island is page-turning, spine-tingling perfection - it’s much creepier than his previous books, and it’s paced and plotted expertly.”
Crime by the Book
“Atmospheric and creepy, Jónasson successfully keeps you guessing till the bittersweet end.”
“Ragnar Jónasson is the new king of Nordic Noir and while he’s producing books of this calibre, he will remain so for an incredibly long time.”
Crimesquad.com (Michael H. Wood)
“An almost perfect mystery … another brilliant novel by the author which just makes me want to read more.”
Third Place - Novel of the Year Award 2016 in Iceland
selected by Icelandic booksellers.
One of the best-selling novels in Iceland in 2016.
"Ragnar's best written book, filled with psychological horror and underlying rage. Hulda Hermannsdottir is a welcome addition to the selection of Icelandic crime fiction protagonists. ... It is almost impossible to put the book down until the last word has been read."
Fréttablaðið (Iceland) ****
"Ragnar's best book."
Kiljan (Iceland), literary TV show
BOOK NO 2 IN THE HIDDEN ICELAND SERIES
Elliðaey is an isolated island off the Icelandic coast. It has a beautiful, unforgiving terrain - and an easy place to vanish.
At the peak of her career Hulda Hermannsdóttir is sent to discover what happened when a group of friends visited Elliðaey - but one failed to return.
Could this have links to the disappearance of a couple ten years previously out on the Westfjords? Is there a killer stalking these barren outposts?
Written with Ragnar's haunting and suspenseful prose The Island follows Hulda's journey to uncover the island's secrets and find the truth hidden in its darkest shadows.