The Darkness (Hidden Iceland #1)

Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson is an atmospheric audiobook thriller from one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir.

DI Hulda Hermannsdotter is a few months away from retirement with the Reykjavik Police. She’s not sure how she feels about that. At 64 there is much she still wants to do and is not looking forward to being alone to dwell on the past.

When she is called into her boss’s office she is given the news that she will be done in two weeks when a younger detective will be taking her place. She is dumbfounded and hurt and finally makes a deal to pick a cold case to work on.

The one she finds is from a year ago when a young woman seeking asylum from Russia turns up dead on a beach. Not taken seriously the case was closed quickly. But when Hulda starts digging into the case she may be the next to turn up dead on a beach.

This was a short book. There was no depth to this book. I did not care for any of the characters and it was very predictable. It was dragging along and I was not impressed.

Netgalley/Macmillan October 16, 2018  Translated from Icelandic.


  1. Sounds interesting 👍👍 good review

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