The Darkness: Hidden Iceland Series, Book One by Ragnar Jonasson
If you love Ann Cleeves “Vera” then you will take a liking to Hulda. This was my first adventure into Iceland with Ragnar Jonasson & I look forward to the next two journeys to come in this current series. Meanwhile I will hold off the cravings by devouring his five books from the “Dark Iceland Series.”
The ending of The Darkness is certainly a brave choice which after reading & viewing thousands of crime stories over the last 35 years I must say is incredibly refreshing!
Review by Rebecca, Great Escape Books patron
Desc: After being unceremoniously forced into early retirement at the age of 64, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsd ttir of the Reykjavik Police is refusing to go quietly.
Hulda is told to pick a cold case to investigate for two more weeks and she knows just the one. A young woman found dead on the seaweed-covered rocks of the Vatnsleysustrond. A woman who had come to Iceland in search of refuge and found only a watery grave. Her death was ruled a suicide after a slapdash investigation.
But when Hulda starts to ask questions she soon realises that there was something far darker to this case. That this was not the only young woman to disappear from the hostel where the asylum seekers waited for their judgement and that no one is telling the whole story. And that if she uncovers something she shouldn’t her own life might be in danger.