A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR
'Is this the best crime writer in the world today?' The Times
'Triumphant. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense' Ian Rankin
'A world-class crime writer' Sunday Times
1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland.
The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn't.
The couple should never have let him in. But they did.
An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not all will survive the night. And Detective Hulda will be haunted forever . . .
FROM THE TWO MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
'This is Icelandic noir of the highest order' Daily Mail
'It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction' The Times
'This is such a tense, gripping read' Anthony Horowitz
'Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us' The Times Literary Supplement
Praise for Ragnar Jónasson
'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month
'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended' Lee Child
'Chilling - a must-read' Peter James
'A stunningly atmospheric story. Pitch-perfect, beautifully paced. Ragnar Jónasson is at the top of his game, and a master of the genre' Will Dean
'Darkly claustrophobic . . . Perfect mid-winter reading' Ann Cleeves