The Island

The Island

A Thriller

Book - 2019
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Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic trip in the Westfjords holiday--a trip that gets an unexpected ending and has catastrophic consequences. Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Elliðaey. A place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it out alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is determined to find the truth in the darkness.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781250193377
Branch Call Number: FIC Ragna
Characteristics: 332 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cribb, Victoria

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Jun 26, 2019

I enjoyed all Ragnar Jónasson's Dark Iceland novels, and I now try to read any of his work that gets translated into English.
The Island (Elliðaey) is the second in Ragnar's Hidden Iceland series featuring Hulda Hermannsdottir. I already know of Hulda's eventual fate (having read The Darkness) but it doesn't really matter in which order you read the books.
The Island is not full of unnecessary words and this gives it a haunting quality that adds to the atmosphere. Great read!

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