It would appear to be suicide, but the strange behaviour of a local nursing home resident causes Ari Thor to dig a little deeper. He is the author of the bestselling Dark Iceland series, set in and around Siglufjörður, and featuring Detective Ari Thor. About the author: Icelandic crime writer Ragnar Jónasson was born in Reykjavík, and currently works as But no matter, it gives us the ending we all wanted to this series. Was a breeze to follow the cold details but satisfied that it ended well for Ari . Please try again. He lives in Reykjavík with his wife and two daughters. Chilling, claustrophobic and disturbing, Winterkill marks the startling conclusion to the million-copy bestselling Dark Iceland series and cements Ragnar Jonasson as one of the most exciting authors in crime fiction. Atmospheric, addictive, and very easy to sink into. I couldn't help wondering if the writing lost anything along the way, having been filtered through French first? Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Nightblind: A Thriller (The Dark Iceland Series, 2), Snowblind: A Thriller (The Dark Iceland Series, 1), Blackout: An Ari Thor Thriller (The Dark Iceland Series, 3), The Darkness: A Thriller (The Hulda Series, 1), The Mist: A Thriller (The Hulda Series, 3), Snowdrift (An Embla Nyström Investigation), Law of Innocence (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel, 6), The Island: A Thriller (The Hulda Series, 2), Rupture: An Ari Thor Thriller (The Dark Iceland Series, 4), "Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty." Although, it has to be said, it feels perhaps a little less remote these days, a new road making the village more accessible to tourists and icelanders alike, and making it a little more crowded than Ari Thór thinks it really needs to be. I couldn't help wondering if the writing lost anything along the way, having been filtered through French first? While not a bad book by any stretch of the imagination, Winterkill felt flat to me, as if Jónasson's mind had already moved to greener writing pastures. Three days before Easter, a nineteen-year-old local girl falls to her death from the balcony of a house on the main street. This book is literally chilling – the cold of the snow and ice of Siglufjörður, can not help but get into your bones. I wanted to shake Ari Thor when he didn't mention to Ugla that his ex and son were staying with him, I foresaw disaster looming on that front...but I was wrong, which comes as no surprise to me with Ragnar's writing! Atmospheric, addictive, and very easy to sink into. And it's here. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Ragnar Jonasson’s books are always the perfect read for this time of year, and it is something I have come to look forward to as the winter approaches. Something went wrong. —Ann Cleeves, "Nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction." This is ostensibly the finale in a series of crime novels featuring the Icelandic detective Ari Thor. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 18, 2020. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I don't think it is quite the finest of his Sigló novels, although others have raved about it and Ragnar is clearly at the top of his game, winning awards left right and centre, but it is a worthy companion volume for completeness of the series. Not that interesting really. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. It had a slightly different feel to it I felt, but that might be a hint of the different 'voice' of a different translator. Of course it may spoil come moments in the personal life of Ari Thór but in terms of the mystery itself everything here is new. Some novels written in Icelandic don't have too much detail about the setting because it is familiar to residents, but this book does Siglufjorður justice so you can really feel that sense of beauty, but also the closing in and isolation. Praise for Ragnar Jónasson ‘Nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction' The Times Winterkill by Ragnar Jónasson concludes the Dark Iceland Series and is published with Orenda Books. You’ll definitely want to read the first five books once you read this one. Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2020. Evidently, fans of his Dark Iceland series begged the author to write one more book about Ari Thór Arason, and Jónasson obliged. The Devil and the Dark Water: The mind-blowing new murder mystery from the Sunday Times bestselling author, The Coast-to-Coast Murders: A killer is on the road…, The Kingdom: The gripping Sunday Times bestselling thriller, Ghosts: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller, The Searcher: The mesmerising new mystery from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Winterkill by by Ragnar Jónasson translated by David Warriner. Thank you, and goodnight, Ari Thor, sofðu vel. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. If you enjoy that final volume, it makes you want to go back and exp… I started this series last year, fell head over heels in love with it, and have binge read the last 3 books this month. Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjörður, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes.Ari Thór Arason is now a police inspector, but he’s separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. Ari Thór Arason returns in this pitch-perfect, beautifully paced crime novel … Ragnar Jónasson is at the top of his game, and a master of the genre’ Will Dean ______________ A blizzard is approaching Siglufjörður, and that can only mean one thing… When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of Siglufjörður, Police Inspector Ari Thór battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer … The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the international bestselling Dark Iceland series.

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