The island

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Ellidaey is an isolated island off the coast of Iceland. It is has a beautiful, unforgiving terrain and is an easy place to vanish. ‘The Island’ is the second thrilling book in Ragnar Jonasson’s ‘Hidden Iceland’ trilogy. This time Hulda is at the peak of her career and is sent to investigate what happened on Ellidaey after a group of friends visited but one failed to return. Could this have links to the murder of a young woman ten years previously out on the Westfjords? Is there a killer stalking these barren outposts?

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FEATURED IN THE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOKS OF THE YEAR

‘The ending really took my breath away’ IAN RANKIN

Discover The Island – Agatha Christie meets Nordic noir. . .
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Four friends visited the island. But only three returned . . .

Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is sent to the isolated island of Elliðaey to investigate a disappearance.

But she finds haunting similarities to an old case – the murder of a young woman ten years ago.

Has a patient killer struck again?

Hulda is soon caught in a web of deceit, convinced everyone is lying, even those closest to her.

What secrets is the island hiding?

And what price will she pay for uncovering the truth?
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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

‘One of the greatest tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction’ Sunday Times

‘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’
Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

‘Riveting’ Sunday Times

‘Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us’ The Times Literary Supplement

‘Magnificently dark and twisted’ C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man

‘Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty – a must-read’ Peter James, bestselling author of Love You Dead

‘Out of all of Ragnar’s books this is the one I like the most . . . The book of his which reminds me most of Agatha Christie’
Kilian

Praise for Ragnar Jonasson

‘A distinctive blend of Nordic noir and golden age detective fiction . . . atmospheric and evocative prose’
Guardian on Nightblind

‘Jonasson’s books have breathed new life into Nordic noir . . . all the skilful plotting of an old-fashioned whodunit although it feels bitingly contemporary in setting and tone’ Sunday Express

‘His clues are traditional and beautifully finessed – and he keeps you turning the pages’ Independent on Snowblind

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Weight0.245 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

342

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

839.6935 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K