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  • Published: 28 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405949118
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400


The heart-pounding new mystery soon to be a major motion picture

Four friends. One night. Not everyone will come out alive . . . The ice-cold new stand-alone mystery from 'world-class crime writer' Ragnar Jónasson

When a deadly snowstorm strikes the Icelandic highlands, four friends seek shelter in a small, abandoned hunting lodge, in the middle of nowhere, with no way of communicating with the outside world.
They are isolated - but they are not alone...
As the night darkens, and fears intensify, an old secret gradually surfaces - one that forever changed the course of their friendship. Those dark memories could hold the key to the mystery the friends now find themselves in.
And whether they will survive until morning....

  • Published: 28 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405949118
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Ragnar Jonasson

Ragnar Jonasson is an international number one bestselling author who has sold over one and a half million books worldwide. He was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he also works as an investment banker and teaches copyright law at Reykjavík 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. His critically acclaimed international bestseller The Darkness is soon to be a major TV series.

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Praise for Ragnar Jónasson


Jónasson is an automatic must-read for me . . . possibly the best Scandi writer working today

Lee Child

A master of the Icelandic thriller.

New York Post

Invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic Noir

Daily Mail

Fiendishy clever

Financial Times

Triumphant conclusion to the trilogy. Only Ragnar Jónasson has rendered hindsight so heartbreaking

Sunday Times (on the Hidden Iceland trilogy)

A mist-shrouded blend of horror and psychological thriller . . . works in every way. The isolated village and the pre-smartphone 1980s setting create a sense of claustrophobia that combines with the villagers' secrecy and the hint of supernatural elements to infuse strong foreboding throughout what is ultimately revealed to be a story about trust


The Icelandic king of crime


Few among the country's authors match Jonasson in conveying insular abandonment . . . excellent

Toronto Star

Triumphant . . . Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense

Ian Rankin

Is this the best crime writer in the world today? . . . He's truly a master of his genre

The Times Online

It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction

The Times

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

The Sunday Times

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