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Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kalfshamarvik. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thor Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier. As the dark history and its secrets of the village are unveiled, and the death toll begins to rise, the Siglufjordur detectives must race against the clock to find the killer, before another tragedy takes place. Dark, chilling and complex, Whiteout is a haunting, atmospheric and stunningly plotted thriller from one of Iceland's bestselling crime


Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryFiction in translation Publisher: Orenda Books Publication Date: 01/11/2017 ISBN-13: 9781910633892  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ragnar Jonasson is author of the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. His debut Snowblind went to number one in the kindle charts shortly after publication, and Nightblind, Blackout and Rupture soon followed suit, hitting the number one spot in five countries, and the series being sold in 20 countries and for TV. Ragnar was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he continues to work as a lawyer. He also teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University and has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV-news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Ragnar is a member of the UK Crime Writers' Association (CWA) and set up its first overseas chapter in Reykjavik. He is also the co-founder of the international crime-writing festival Iceland Noir. From the age of 17, Ragnar translated 14 Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic. He has appeared on festival panels worldwide, and lives in Reykjavik with his wife and young daughters.

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What have I been missing out on!? "White Out" is my first venture into the impressive 'Dark Iceland' series by Ragnar Jonasson and I can't believe I have been missing such a fantastic set of stories. I loved it, loved it and LOVED IT some more! Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead at the bottom of some cliffs of a deserted Icelandic village. Did she jump or did something more sinister take place? Detective Ari Thor Arason discovers that the victim's younger sister and mother also died in the same spot, 25 years earlier. As dark secrets and the sinister history of the village and lighthouse are unveiled, the detectives must race against the clock to find the killer, but will they be able stop further tragedies? This fabulous book was like a stimulating blast of icy fresh air, dark, chilling and so atmospheric. I've never felt more connected to a setting before in a story. So beautiful, rugged and truly haunting, it feels like I've been actually living in Iceland these past few days. I adored the characters, each one was perfect for the role they portrayed and I especially liked how the plot was not over filled with complex characters, just the perfect minimum to keep the story and the suspense flowing. Written by Iceland's best selling crime writer and translated expertly by Quentin Bates, this is a must buy and with a definite Christmas theme to it, it's an ideal read for this time of year - cool, chilling and utterly absorbing. The storyline literally keeps you hooked from the first page, if I could give this more than 5 stars I would. It's been a long time since a book has held my attention and completely shrouded me in a superbly crafted modern crime mystery. I HIGHLY recommend "White Out", this author and the respected publisher Orenda Books, I'm now going to raid the backlist in this fantastic series as I'm now Ragnar's number one fan! 5 stars and then some!!

- 22/11/2017
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