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The final nail-biting installment in Ragnar Jonasson's critically-acclaimed Hidden Iceland series, The Mist, from the newest superstar on the Icelandic crime fiction scene.
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.
Isolation and despair undo the characters in J nasson's exceptional third and final novel featuring Reykjav k Det. Insp. Hulda Hermannsd ttir (after 2019's The Island). In February 1988, Hulda, who has returned to work after time off to deal with an unidentified personal issue, is still struggling to get through the day and perform any meaningful work. She's forced into action by her boss when multiple corpses are found on a farm, with indications that the bodies have been there since around Christmas. Flash back to a snowy day in December 1987. Einar and Erla Einarsson, who live on a remote farm, answer a knock on the door to an unexpected visitor, who introduces himself as Le . The couple offer Le shelter for the night, but Erla becomes suspicious of their guest's account of how he arrived at their home. J nasson ratchets up the nail-biting tension gradually, alternating the developments at the farm along with the events in Hulda's life that led to her traumatic stupor. Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded.