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Blackout

Blackout

Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson

Location(s): Iceland

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer’s night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person’s life hangs in the balance. Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit. What secrets does the dead man harbour, and what is the young reporter hiding? As silent, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, and the darkness deepens, it s a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies… Dark, terrifying and complex, Blackout is an exceptional, atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland s finest crime writers.

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Blackout is the third book (the second chronologically…) in the Dark Iceland series featuring detectives Ari Thór Arason and his boss, Tómas. It follows on from Snowblind and precedes Nightblind. As the other two, it is set largely...

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