At sixty-four, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavík Police is about to take on her last case before she retires: A young woman, an asylum seeker from Russia, found murdered on the seaweed covered rocks of the Vatnsleysuströnd in Iceland.
When Hulda starts to ask questions it isn't long before she realises that no one can be trusted, and that no one is telling the whole truth. Spanning Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is a thrilling new crime thriller from one of the biggest new names in Scandi-Noir.
UK & Commonwealth: Michael Joseph
"Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir." Peter James, author of Love You Dead
"Totally gripped." Ian Rankin, author of the bestselling Rebus series
"One of the country's finest crime writers." Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author or Why Did You Lie?