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The Darkness

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

 
 
Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir.

The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed.

Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik police is forced into early retirement at 64. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking.

Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"One of the country's finest crime writers." - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir


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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
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
ISBN: 1-250-17103-2 / 978-1-250-17103-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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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
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Paperback Editions

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
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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
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Audio Editions

October 2018 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Darkness: A Thriller
Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
ISBN: 1-250-31167-5 / 978-1-250-31167-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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
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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
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