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 Amazon Best Book of the Month

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
“There will be no better way to start the year than by reading Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson…Jonasson’s books have breathed new life into Nordic noir.” Sunday Express (London)
“British aficionados of Nordic Noir are familiar with two excellent Icelandic writers, Arnaldur Indriðason and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. Here´s a third: Ragnar Jónasson…The darkness and cold are almost papable.” Times (London)
Nightblind…certainly lives up to the promise of its predecessor…This is an atmospheric portrayal of a claustrophobic place where everyone is connected…Economical and evocative prose, as well as some masterful prestidigitation.” Guardian (London)
"[An] excellent second thriller…Jónasson plants clues fairly before a devastatingly unexpected reveal, without sublimating characterization to plot.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Jónasson’s sharp-edged style lends a somber, haunting note to this exposé of domestic abuse. Recommend this one…to Arnaldur Indridason fans.” 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 Iceland and works as an attorney at law and writer in Reykjavík. Before embarking on a writing career, he translated fourteen Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic. He is the cofounder of the international crime writing festival Iceland Noir and has appeared on panels at various crime fiction festivals, including Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime in the US. Jónasson lives in Reykjavík with his wife and two daughters.

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