THE NAIL-BITING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
‘Is this the best crime writer in the world today?’ The Times
‘A world-class crime writer . . . One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction’ Sunday Times
‘It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction’ The Times
‘TEACHER WANTED AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD . . .’
After the loss of her father, Una sees a chance to escape ReykjavÃ¬k to tutor two girls in the tiny village of SkÃ¡lar – population just ten – on Iceland’s storm-battered north coast.
But city life hasn’t prepared her for the unforgiving weather nor inhospitable village life. Worse, the creaky old house where she lives is playing on her already fragile mind when she’s convinced she hears the ghostly sound of singing.
Then, at midwinter, a young girl is found dead.
And one of the villagers must have blood on their hands . . .
‘An intensely gripping mystery’ The Times
‘Invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic Noir’ Daily Mail
Praise for Ragnar JÃ³nasson
‘This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with JÃ³nasson’s atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine’s unerring humanity shining from every page’ Daily Mail
‘Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense’ Ian Rankin
‘This is such a tense, gripping read’ Anthony Horowitz
‘Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us’ The Times Literary Supplement
‘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