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O light and it seems the couples weren t alone there after all Meanwhile sr n is now a fast rising television news reporter Desperate for any story she contacts Ari Thor hoping for a scoop from the locked down town She agrees to help him with his case but before long her focus is on a contemporary agrees to help him with his case but before long her focus is on a contemporary the idnapping of a young child snatched from outside a cafe in broad daylight Her nose for a story also leads her to a recent hit and run and into the murky world of politics Rupture acknowledges that life is often complex and messy even when the truth is uncovered perhaps circumstances mean and messy even when the truth is uncovered perhaps circumstances mean is right and just aren t always possibleAri Th r still has a tendency to be taciturn his history means he seems to hold something of himself Back Even To His Own Detriment Nevertheless He Is Driven even to his own detriment Nevertheless he is driven seek the truth even if he doesn t always believe in justice He is an honourable and likeable man whose reticent nature shouldn t be misunderstood his understanding of human nature actually runs deep sr n is fiercely ambitious she is willing to take risks and push things but she is not an amoral journalist and retains her strong moral code Her ability to draw stories out of people contrasts with Ari Th r s tendency to misanthropyAs with all the books in this Dark Iceland series Rupture is compellingly atmospheric Ragnar J nasson s writing is so immersive I don t just read his books I feel them There are some scenes that are chilling in every sense of the word and I experienced that heart in mouth apprehensive feeling of dread despite though there being little actual danger in this story It s the suggestion of violent acts that s so unsettling here not the witnessing of them However it s not just these scenes that are palpable so too are the uieter moments particularly Ari Th r s claustrophobic frustration at being stuck in town I love books that stimulate my senses where I experience every emotion Rupture does just that whilst also being an intelligent and nuanced thriller uentin Bates superb translation also deserves high praise it s easy to forget the book wasn t originally written in English 45 starsAnother gorgeous cover another great read A couple of years ago I was browsing in the bookstore at Keflavik airport when Snowblind from Orenda Books caught my eye and wallet I hadn t heard of it the author or the publisher How times have changedMost of the series is now translated so I recently spent a few days back in Iceland from my sofa by binge reading the next 3 instalments This is book 4 I think it just might be my favouriteAri Th r is having trouble finding something to do After a tourist died from a highly infectious bug Siglufj rdur was put under uarantine No one is allowed in or out the streets are empty as residents hunker down inside So it s the perfect time to dig into an old mysteryAri is contacted by an elderly gent named He dinn with a photo that recently came into his possession It was taken on an isolated farm where the man was born In 1955 2 couples from Reykjavik moved to the remote area Less than 2 years later one was dead the others fled back to the city with a newborn in tow He dinn wants to Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World know if Ari can find the answer to one uestion who is the stranger in the photo Ari soon finds connections In Reykjavik but can t travel due to the uarantine He enlists the help of Isru n a reporter he met on a previous case She agrees if he ll give her the scoop on the situation in Siglufj rdur which is gaining national attentionThere are several additional side stories that develop as the book progresses The fun part is watching as the characters pick away at their investigations uncover a few surprising twists along the wayIf you ve read any of these books younow you re in for intricate mysteries great characters you become attached to Their personal stories continue to develop Ari in particular is a young man still struggling to finding his feet if you re eeping score he Kristin are back together He s accepted by the town s residents but will always be an outsider his feelings of isolation are perfectly mirrored by the stark setting The uarantine serves to heighten the claustrophobic atmosphere as Siglufj rdur becomes a ghost town The silence chill winds looming mountains provide a backdrop for the rising tension as Ari gradually discovers what happened to He dinn s familyThere are no car chases or shoot outs here just a smart character driven mystery that gives your brain a workout It s one of those books that leaves you a bit disoriented when you eventually look up find yourself on the sofa reaching for a sweater. Blind and Blackout Ari Thor returns.

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Rupture By Ragnar JonassonIt took me a little While To Get To Grips to get to grips the various characters and sub plots in this novel but as the plot developed it became uite absorbing I woud read from this author I really enjoyed this detective story which wove a plot spanning an incident in the 50 s and a recent set of events You have to really concentrate to eep up I really like Ari Th r who is a diligent detective but a bit gormless when it comes to his love life I think I enjoyed this one most from the series so far third one I have read The Northern town of Siglufjordur now feels like a familiar setting and Ari Thor investigates a 50 year old suicide murder case which took place on the beautiful but strangely isolated fjord of Hedinsfjodur Siglufjordur itself is in uarantine and the Reykjavik crime journalist Isrun helps Ari Thor from a distance while investigating a murder baby abduction and possible government scandal in the capital There are distinct signs of improvement in Ari Thor s relationship with Kristin too I found Rupture uite involving and readable This is possibly my Icelandic favorite to date Written by Ragnar J nasson Rupture is the 4th novel in the Dark Iceland series to be published yet the events in Rupture take place a year after Blackout and before Snowblind Therefore if we are to put the five Dark Ice Interesting scenery and tale suffers in translation This is an outstanding drama in the Icelandic tradition of a modern thriller in a very traditional setting steeped in the authentic atmosphere of a very special country It is not fast neither is it gripping But it is compelling and has a special charm uniue to this author Read it You will be glad you did Oh dear I don t Big Book of AA All 12 Steps Understand and Complete One Step At A Time in Recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 of 12 Books know if it s the author or the translator but the text and dialogue leave much to be desired The plot however must be the author s responsibility and is ponderous in the extreme The characters are not really believable each one some sort of pastiche the denouement of the central mystery is so dragged out that that I almost fell asleep I have visited Iceland on several occasions in all spending over 6 weeks some of it traveling around Wonderful landscape and people but if this book had been my introduction I would have stayed at home Glad I only paid 99pence for it It may not be the heat wave up here in Glasgow with 68 degrees as compared to temperatures in the high 80s down South but once again Ragnar Jonasson has sent my temperature plummeting with his chilling and captivating tales of Ari Thor With Siglufjorour in uarantine Ari Thor focuses his investigative skills on a mysterious death in the isolated fjord of Hedinsfjorour from the 1950s Secrets are spilt and pasts unravelled as Ari Thor pieces together what really happened on that fateful night back in 1955 As always Ragnar manages to weave together seemingly unconnected threads in his novel and bring them back neatly together producing a tightlynitted and intelligent plot for the readers to relishOh Ari Thor be still my beating heart a deeply complex and brooding character with a certain sullenness about him who manages to make my temperature rise every time I pick up one of Ragnar s books Irsun the TV journalist joins us again in Rupture and again I enjoyed learning about her character her personal and professional struggles Each character in the book is effortlessly brought to life and steps out the page into the reader s head I get a real sense of familiarity when I read this series and almost feel as though I have come to Siglufjorour to meet up with some old friendsWhat always strikes me most about this series is the incredible ability Ragnar has in painting the reader a landscape so chilling so bleak and so terribly realistic that it is impossible not to experience that sense of place inside your head I defy anyone to read this series without feeling the need to wrap themselves up against the elements I have a real yearning to visit Iceland now after devouring this seriesRupture is the 4th book in the Dark Iceland series and I d highly recommend that you read the first three to immerse yourself fully in the experience It is not a fast paced wham bam thank you mam read it is a delightfully dark and chilling exploration of a life in one of the most isolated communities in Iceland Do not miss it 45 starsAnother gorgeous cover another great read A couple of years ago I was browsing in the bookstore at Keflavik airport when Snowblind from Orenda Books caught my eye and wallet I hadn t heard of it the author or the publisher How times have changedMost of the series is now translated so I recently. 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Spent a few days back in Iceland from my sofa by binge reading the next 3 instalments This is book 4 I think it just might be my favouriteAri Th r is having trouble finding something to do After a tourist died from a highly infectious bug Siglufj rdur was put under uarantine No one is allowed in or out the streets are empty as residents hunker down inside So it s the perfect time to dig into an old mysteryAri is contacted by an elderly gent named He dinn with a photo that recently came into his possession It was taken on an isolated farm where the man was born In 1955 2 couples from Reykjavik moved to the remote area Less than 2 years later one was dead the others fled back to the city With A Newborn In Tow He Dinn a newborn in tow He dinn to New Writing, New Approaches (African Literature Today, Vol. 12) know if Ari can find the answer to one uestion who is the stranger in the photo Ari soon finds connections In Reykjavik but can t travel due to the uarantine He enlists the help of Isru n a reporter he met on a previous case She agrees if he ll give her the scoop on the situation in Siglufj rdur which is gaining national attentionThere are several additional side stories that develop as the book progresses The fun part is watching as the characters pick away at their investigations uncover a few surprising twists along the wayIf you ve read any of these books younow you re in for intricate mysteries great characters you become attached to Their personal stories continue to develop Ari in particular is a young man still struggling to finding his feet if you re eeping score he Kristin are back together He s accepted by the town s residents but will always be an outsider his feelings of isolation are perfectly mirrored by the stark setting The uarantine serves to heighten the claustrophobic atmosphere as Siglufj rdur becomes a ghost town The silence chill winds looming mountains provide a backdrop for the rising tension as Ari gradually discovers what happened to He dinn s familyThere are no car chases or shoot outs here just a smart character driven mystery that gives your brain a workout It s one of those books that leaves you a bit disoriented when you eventually look up find yourself on the sofa reaching for a sweaterWell the binge fest is over I m left waiting for Whiteout plotting a return trip to Iceland that just might include dropping BY A CERTAIN TOWN UP NORTH a certain town up north usual Jonasson s books are always unputdownable These are novels in which you can get a taste of life in Northern Iceland It s not just about the murder investigation but also about the lives of people there The landscape the harsh weather the village all play a part in the story Kudos for one amazing book Not as good as previous books but enjoyed the descriptive element Nice to follow personal life of Ari Thor and co again Taste of Iceland Great to read about northern villages Story not as good as it grr previously but good enough This is the first book I ve read by this author From reviews I was expecting a lot It was described as if you enjoyed The Bridge Actually it was nothing like as gripping not gripping at all The storyline was uite good a historic murder and a current crime ongoing But the characters were uninteresting the author failed to get any atmosphere going there was opportunity for scenic description and scene setting but this was lacking I would not be attracted to read this author again I foolishly didn t start reading Ragnar J nasson s Dark Iceland series until this spring but once I came to my senses it was love at first read I binge read the first three books Snowblind Nightblind and Blackout but then realised if I read Rupture at that point I d have a long Ari Th r drought until the publication of Whiteout this autumn So I waited my Kindle mocking me with the picture of that gorgeous cover a constant temptation The leaves have started to turn though and I could finally return to Siglufj r ur and I can say right now the delayed gratification was completely worth it Rupture takes some of the elements of the first two chronological stories Snowblind and Blackout and combines them It has the claustrophobic feel of the first novel this time it s a deadly haemorrhagic virus that sees the inhabitants of Siglufj r ur trapped rather than the weather and the multiple narratives of Blackout with news reporter sr n making a welcome returnAri Th r with nothing to do in a uarantined town has agreed to investigate a cold case In 1955 woman died while living with just her husband and another couple in Hedinsfj r ur a remote uninhabited fjord The official verdict was accidental suicide but now new evidence may have come And series seuel to Snowblind Night. ,