Nightblind

By Ragnar Jónasson
Translated by Quentin Bates
Read by Will Damron  and Paul Michael Garcia

The Dark Iceland Series: Book 2

6.55 Hours 12/05/2017 unabridged
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Ari Thór Arason is a local policeman whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland―where no one locks their doors―continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman―shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thór to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavík where someone is being held against their will. Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dares not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all.

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah Pick of Compulsively Readable Thrillers

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

On the New York Post’s “Required Reading” List for December

Ari Thór Arason is a local policeman whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland―where no one locks their doors―continue to haunt him.

The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman―shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thór to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavík where someone is being held against their will. Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dares not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Story’s got me gripped, but even more satisfying is how the characters are never just there as pawns in the plot.” Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author
“This spine-tingler is a sequel to the bestselling Snowblind. But you needn’t have read a word of that first Nordic thriller to enjoy this one…What really makes Nightblind stand out is its vivid cast of characters, whose fears, ambitions, rivalries, and longings are movingly universal.” Oprah.com
“There will be no better way to start the year than by reading Nightblind…Jonasson’s books have breathed new life into Nordic noir.” Sunday Express (London)
“[With] excellent Icelandic writers, Arnaldur Indriðason and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir…here´s a third: Ragnar Jónasson…The darkness and cold are almost papable.” Times (London)
“An atmospheric portrayal of a claustrophobic place where everyone is connected…Economical and evocative prose, as well as some masterful prestidigitation.” Guardian (London)
“Jonasson delights in playing with the expectations of his audience, pulling the carpet out from under us on more than one occasion. Pure entertainment.” Mystery Scene magazine
“Excellent…Jónasson plants clues fairly before a devastatingly unexpected reveal, without sublimating characterization to plot.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A unique Nordic Noir of the first order.” BookPage
“Jónasson’s sharp-edged style lends a somber, haunting note to this exposé of domestic abuse.” Booklist
“The final surprise carries a real shock…and of course the advent of the Icelandic winter is likely to chill hearts even below the Arctic Circle.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Ragnar Jónasson

Ragnar Jónasson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer and teaches copyright law at Reykjavík University. He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a television news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, and he has, from the age of seventeen on, translated fourteen of Agatha Christie’s novels. He is an international number one bestselling author.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English