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The Darkness

(2018)
(The first book in the Hulda series)
A novel by

 
 
FEATURED IN THE TIMES TOP 100 CRIME NOVELS SINCE 1945

SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES


'An intelligent, provocative whodunit with a killer twist'
IAN RANKIN
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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 Hermannsdóttir.

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?
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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

'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

'Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us' The Times Literary Supplement

'Magnificently dark and twisted and that ending - blimey!' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

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

"Just finished TheDarkness ... oh WOW!" - Helen Callaghan

"The Darkness is a bullet train of a novel, at once blazingly contemporary and Agatha-Christie old-fashioned. With prose as pure and crisp as Reykjavik snowcrust, Ragnar Jónasson navigates the treacherous narrative with a veteran’s hand. I reached the end with adrenalized anticipation, the final twist hitting me in the face. I dare you not to be shocked." - Gregg Hurwitz

"The Darkness is Ragnar Jonasson at the top of his game - deft plotting, a great central character and a story as chilling as the Icelandic winter. I couldn't put it down." - William Ryan

"The Darkness is a true masterpiece of a crime novel, introducing an original protagonist, a plot full of twists and turns and an ending that leaves you gasping for air." - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

"... magnificently dark and twisted! That ending." - C J Tudor


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Used availability for Ragnar Jonasson's The Darkness

Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Darkness: A Thriller (The Hulda Series, 1)
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
ISBN: 1-250-17103-2 / 978-1-250-17103-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Darkness: If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir (Hidden Iceland)
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
ISBN: 0-7181-8724-5 / 978-0-7181-8724-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Darkness: A Thriller (The Hulda Series, 1)
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
ISBN: 1-250-23123-X / 978-1-250-23123-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Darkness: If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir (Hidden Iceland)
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
ISBN: 1-4059-3080-2 / 978-1-4059-3080-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Darkness: If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir (Hidden Iceland)
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
ISBN: 0-7181-8781-4 / 978-0-7181-8781-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Darkness: A Thriller (The Hulda Series)
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
ISBN: 1-250-31167-5 / 978-1-250-31167-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Darkness: A Thriller: Hidden Iceland Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson, Victoria Cribb - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Darkness: A Thriller: Hidden Iceland Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson, Victoria Cribb - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Darkness: A Thriller: Hidden Iceland Series, Book 1
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson, Victoria Cribb - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Darkness
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Darkness
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Darkness
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Darkness: A Thriller (The Hulda Series Book 1)
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Darkness: If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir (Hidden Iceland Book 1)
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU