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The Day is Dark

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848945760

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 21st July 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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A chilling new case for Thora Gudmundsdottir, from Iceland’s answer to Stieg Larsson.

When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thora is hired to investigate.

Is there any connection with the woman who vanished from the site some months earlier? Why are the locals so hostile? And could one of the team staying at the site with Thora be responsible for the disappearances?

Already an international bestseller, this fourth book to feature Thora Gudmundsdottir (‘a delight’ – Guardian) is chilling, unsettling and compulsively readable.


'Put simply, it's terrifying. And brilliant.'
'Put simply, it's terrifying. And brilliant.'
As with the other books in this series there is humour and warmth. Atmospheric, complex and compelling with an unexpected ending.
This Nordic mystery proves colder, bleaker and more introspective than most: Scandi-noir extreme.
<i>i Magazine, Independent</i>
Publishers and blurb writers are competing to hail the new monarch of Nordic crime fiction . . . I would be tempted to offer a name not from the obvious crime soil of Sweden or Norway, but from bleak and moody Iceland . . .
Marcel Berlins, <i>The Times</i>
'Superbly atmospheric'
'The twists and turns are as chilling as the weather . . . [a] pageturner'
It's another complex case for Thora, liveliest granny on the floes, and deeply satisfying for the warm-toed reader.
If you are looking for something a bit different try this Icelandic writer and her feisty lawyer heroine, Thora.
<i>Mail on Sunday</i>
Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson have helped to make Scandinavian crime fiction a global phenomenon, but if you're looking for something a bit different try this Icelandic writer and her feisty lawyer heroine, Thora.
Mail on Sunday
Yrsa is one of the most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world.
Peter James
A gripping thriller with enough mystery and horror to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat while you try to work out what happened.
Peter Robinson
Put simply, it's terrifying. And brilliant.