Snowblind

By Ragnar Jónasson
Translated by Quentin Bates
Read by Will Damron

The Dark Iceland Series: Book 1

8.25 Hours 01/31/2017 unabridged
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Siglufjördur: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland where no one locks their doors—accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavík—with a past that he’s unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one and secrets and lies are a way of life. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts as Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness—blinded by snow and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent.

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Summary

Summary

Siglufjördur: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland where no one locks their doors—accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.

Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavík—with a past that he’s unable to leave behind.

When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one and secrets and lies are a way of life.

Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts as Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness—blinded by snow and with a killer on the loose.

Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A classic crime story…first-rate and highly recommended.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A modern Icelandic take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom.” Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author
“Jónasson skillfully alternates points of view and shifts of time…The action builds to a shattering climax.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In this debut novel, Jonasson has taken the locked-room mystery and transformed it into a dark tale of isolation and intrigue that will keep readers guessing until the final page.” Library Journal
“Jønasson spins an involving tale of small-town police work that vividly captures the snowy setting that so affects the rookie cop. Icelandic noir at its moodiest.” Booklist
“Puts a lively, sophisticated spin on the Agatha Christie model, taking it down intriguing dark alleys.” Kirkus Reviews
“An old-fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town cut off by snow. Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully.” Ann Cleeves, bestselling author of Raven Black
“Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty—a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir.” Peter James, author of Dead Like You
Snowblind brings you the chill of a snowbound Icelandic fishing village cut off from the outside world, and the warmth of a really well-crafted and translated murder mystery.” Michael Ridpath, author of Final Venture

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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, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English