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Nokkrum dögum fyrir jól finnst ung kona látin undir klettum í Kálfshamarsvík rétt norðan Skagastrandar þar sem áður stóð þorp Ari Þór Arason lögreglumaður fer á Þorláksmessu til að rannsaka málið og kemst að því að bæði móðir og barnung systir hinnar látnu hröpuðu fram af þessum sömu klettum aldarfjórðungi áður Þeir fáu sem enn búa á staðnum virðast allir hafa eitthvað að fela og áður en jólahátíðin gengur í garð dynur ógæfan aftur yfir


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  1. says:

    What have I been missing out on? White Out is my first venture into the impressive 'Dark Iceland' series by Ragnar Jonasson and I can't believe I have been missing such a fantastic set of stories I loved it loved it and LOVED IT some Two days before Christmas a young woman is found dead at the bottom of some cliffs of a deserted Icelandic village Did she jump or did something sinister take place? Detective Ari Thor Arason discovers that the victim's younger sister and mother also died in the same spot 25 years earlier As dark secrets and the sinister history of the village and lighthouse are unveiled the detectives must race against the clock to find the killer but will they be able stop further tragedies?This fabulous book was like a stimulating blast of icy fresh air dark chilling and so atmospheric I've never felt connected to a setting before in a story So beautiful rugged and truly haunting it feels like I've been actually living in Iceland these past few daysI adored the characters each one was perfect for the role they portrayed and I especially liked how the plot was not over filled with complex characters just the perfect minimum to keep the story and the suspense flowing Written by Iceland's best selling crime writer and translated expertly by uentin Bates this is a must buy and with a definite Christmas theme to it it's an ideal read for this time of year cool chilling and utterly absorbing The storyline literally keeps you hooked from the first page if I could give this than 5 stars I would It's been a long time since a book has held my attention and completely shrouded me in a superbly crafted modern crime mystery I HIGHLY recommend White Out this author and the respected publisher Orenda Books I'm now going to raid the backlist in this fantastic series as I'm now Ragnar's number one fan5 stars and then someMerged reviewWhat have I been missing out on? White Out is my first venture into the impressive 'Dark Iceland' series by Ragnar Jonasson and I can't believe I have been missing such a fantastic set of stories I loved it loved it and LOVED IT some Two days before Christmas a young woman is found dead at the bottom of some cliffs of a deserted Icelandic village Did she jump or did something sinister take place? Detective Ari Thor Arason discovers that the victim's younger sister and mother also died in the same spot 25 years earlier As dark secrets and the sinister history of the village and lighthouse are unveiled the detectives must race against the clock to find the killer but will they be able stop further tragedies?This fabulous book was like a stimulating blast of icy fresh air dark chilling and so atmospheric I've never felt connected to a setting before in a story So beautiful rugged and truly haunting it feels like I've been actually living in Iceland these past few daysI adored the characters each one was perfect for the role they portrayed and I especially liked how the plot was not over filled with complex characters just the perfect minimum to keep the story and the suspense flowing Written by Iceland's best selling crime writer and translated expertly by uentin Bates this is a must buy and with a definite Christmas theme to it it's an ideal read for this time of year cool chilling and utterly absorbing The storyline literally keeps you hooked from the first page if I could give this than 5 stars I would It's been a long time since a book has held my attention and completely shrouded me in a superbly crafted modern crime mystery I HIGHLY recommend White Out this author and the respected publisher Orenda Books I'm now going to raid the backlist in this fantastic series as I'm now Ragnar's number one fan 5 stars and then some


  2. says:

    45 STARSAs per my usual with these books I would like to start off by giving you what I feel is the best reading order for chronological consumption of this series It gets a little tricky as we are at the mercy of the order of translation but for those who have been holding off on reading the Dark Iceland series you now have enough buffer material to avoid major spoilers being revealed before their time Below is my current as of November 2017 recommended reading orderSnowblindBlackoutRuptureWhiteoutNightblindNow as for Whiteout in particular Wow Another fantastic entry in the series I found this one to have a slightly different format than the previous books I have read featuring Ari Thor; Whiteout actually features the characters pertaining to the individual case for uite some time before jumping in with our reoccurring cast a switch up that I uite enjoyed I also found that even though I knew some of the outcomes because I have already read Nightblind such as view spoiler Kristin's pregnancy and the outcome Tomas' relationship with his wife and the new chief of police in Siglufjorder spelling? hide spoiler


  3. says:

    Ari Thor and his boss Tomas are police officers in charge of investigating the death of a young woman in Kálfshamrvik Iceland The body of a local woman named Asta was found beneath steep cliffs and the two must determine if it was an accident suicide or murder It is two days before Christmas and both are under pressure to return to their homes for the holidays Ari is troubled when he learns that Asta’s mother and sister both lost their lives in a similar fashion The investigation reuires interviewing four people from the small village Each person interviewed reveals secrets and insights to Asta and her family’s past With strong alibis Ari has problems narrowing down his list of suspects and establishing a motive The he delves into each person’s past the he becomes convinced that they know about Asta then they are revealing This crime book by Ragnar Jonasson is another addition to his Dark Island series It can be read as a stand alone without issue I enjoyed this chilling fast paced book which is available in multiple languages


  4. says:

    35★s for me And so we close the “Dark Iceland” series and bid adieu to Ari Thór or do weThis was a solid book to end this series which is primarily set in Siglufjordur Iceland Ari Thór partners up again with his old boss Tómas to solve the crime of a young woman who appears to have jumped off the cliffs near a lighthouse at Kálfshamarvík Bitter family secrets and resentments simmer to the surfaceRagnar Jónasson has a beautiful simplicity in his writing He conveys so much in such a straightforward manner His descriptions of the scenery in Iceland are breathtaking While these are crime books they’re not your usual police procedural They have a empathetic style as we see so much from Ari Thór’s viewpoint as he struggles with his place in the police force his relationship with his partner Kristin and his continuing bewilderment at the deaths of his parents at a young ageIs it just me or does the ending seem to be open ended and that we might well meet Ari Thór again? I certainly hope we do ”There was usually no escaping the snow in the wintertime in this the northernmost town in Iceland which was so close to the Arctic Circle the sun disappeared behind the mountains in the depths of winter”


  5. says:

    I do enjoy a bit of Icelandic noir With Whiteout Ragnar Jonasson is now at the fifth story featuring Ari Thor I am a big fan of his Dark Iceland series This is really a series that needs to be read in order to appreciate the character development of our heroic Ari Thor Jonasson's recent novel The Darkness which starts his Hidden Iceland series is also worth checking out Ragnar Jonasson writes uality Icelandic crime that is incredibly accessible and engagingIn Whiteout we get a peculiar puzzle for Ari Thor to solve A woman returns to her roots only to be found at the bottom of the cliffs the next day She has been murdered There is something odd about Asta's murder Her fate seems to be identical to that of two close members of her family Both Asta's mother and sister were found dead in precisely the same place over twenty years ago Three suspicious deaths from one family rings alarm bells Ari Thor and his former boss Tomas are soon looking for answers in this remote spotWith a small cast of suspects and an isolated setting this has the feel of a gorgeous classic whodunnit Evil is lurking The body count is rising It is a place of secrets It is also Christmas time Iceland is a winter wonderland with heavy snow falling in the bitter cold This all intensifies the sense of isolation and climate of escalating uncertainty We also get a little insight into the traditional celebrations in Iceland Exchanging books at Christmas is rather wonderfulAccomplished and tense with the perfect tone and pace This series hits all the right notes Excellence from Ragnar Jonasson as usual Recommended


  6. says:

    A few days before Christmas policeman Ari Thor and his former boss Tomas are asked to investigate the death of a young woman visiting the home in which she was raised in Kálfshamrvik Iceland Asta's dead body was discovered beneath the steep cliffs and the two must determine if it was an accident suicide or murder Ari is bothered to learns that Asta’s mother and younger sister both lost their lives in a similar fashion while her father died in a mental institution Besides the two policemen and the evidence team there are only four characters the wealthy owner of the home the brother and sister who are the caretakers and the neighbor who takes care of the horses The writing is crisp the weather cold the landscape stark but beautifully described the atmosphere dark and threatening and the secrets many My only complaint was that the murderer was too obvious


  7. says:

    I have been waiting impatiently for Whiteout ever since I finished reading Rupture I’m pretty sure everyone knows by now how much of a big fan I am of this series So you can imagine my absolute glee in getting to read Whiteout before publicationIn Whiteout we are back with Ari Thór and Tómas both of whom are tasked with investigating the circumstances in which a young woman ends up at the bottom of the cliffs at Kálfshamarvík Only a couple of days before Christmas the men must work uickly and effectively to try to find out what has happened and how the woman ended up deadWhiteout is a really well written mystery With a large cast of characters it really makes the reader work hard to try to figure things out alongside Ari Thór I love Ragnar Jónasson’s writing style There is something almost poetic in the way he describes the Icelandic location The stunning visual imagery is second to none in terms of creating a clear location in the reader’s mindThe author has assembled a really interesting cast of characters for this one There are many of them all with their own secrets that they are holding close to their chest I found myself suspecting everyone at one time or another such is the unreliable nature of the narrative Jónasson has created in WhiteoutThere is a haunting element to Whiteout as well The cliffs the lighthouse and the old abandoned house almost seem to become characters as well due to how well the author describes them This creates a sense of foreboding as the reader gets drawn into the story It is uietly chilling and there seems to be a sinister element in the background when they are investigating in and around KálfshamarvíkI don’t want to say any because the joy of reading these books is often found in unravelling the mystery alongside Ari Thór Whiteout is another superb instalment in the Dark Iceland series It has left me wanting and has also made some uestions arise So Ragnar if you’re reading this you and I need to have a bit of a chatI cannot recommend this series and this book highly enough Always atmospheric often chilling and with plenty to keep the reader turning the pages Whiteout is definitely a book to add to your TBR The whole series is though to be honest If you haven’t read them then you really should get on itI could keep rattling on about how much I enjoyed Whiteout And the whole series in general But I would be here all day and still not do justice to my fave Icelander and his awesome booksSo yeah Whiteout is all kinds of brilliant Great characters a gripping plot and a hauntingly atmospheric location Another book added to my all time favourites listHighly recommendedAll the stars always#AriThór


  8. says:

    455I’ve become such a huge fan of this series though I haven’t read every book I did enjoy both Snowblind and Rupture What makes these books different is that there’s a uiet uality to the mystery aspect they don’t rely on cheap thrills and insane plot twists rather they’re a classic whodunnit That doesn’t mean that they’re predictable or boring at all there is still an intensity to the story it’s just subtle and refined which always makes me feel like I’m reading a mature novel It was a true pleasure to spend time with Ari again and there are things happening in his personal life that were very interesting and gave insight into his character as well as that of his partner Kristin The case him and Tomas are working is unusual and links back to years earlier and it also focuses on a group of people some related to each other some old friends They live in an stark isolated town with a very eerie feel that added so much tension On top of that it’s only a few days before Christmas and this added extra pressure to get the case solved uickly There was a fairly small list of suspects but that didn’t stop me from being tricked the outcome of the mystery definitely surprised me No one does imagery as beautifully as Jonasson and Whiteout was no exception There is always a strong sense of claustrophobia in his books and the weather always plays a huge role in the story taking on a life of its own The writing is gorgeous it’s hauntingly poetic and I always pause a few times while reading to let the words really sink in This is my favorite in the series that I’ve read and I cannot wait to read


  9. says:

    White Out – Icelandic Noir at its BestRagnar Jónasson has returned with one of the best Icelandic Noir of recent times with White Out What Jónasson delivers is a classic crime story a real whodunnit that keeps you gripped right to the end Jónasson brings out the claustrophobic cold dark winters that help to give the darkness that delivers a chiller of a thriller Like the ueen of the Murder Mystery Agatha Christies Jónasson gives a modern twist to the rollercoaster ride of whodunnitsTwo days before Christmas a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík The police are called in to determine if this was murder or suicide and with the added twist that her mother and younger sister dying on the same cliffs uestions are askedTomas is now a detective Superintendent in Reykjavik and asks Ari Thór Arason if he would like to join him in the investigation as it may help his career in the long term With Christmas closing in the darkness and the snow is overwhelming they begin to uncover a dark and sinister history and as much as the few people involved try to hide the truth the stones get turned over and the truth will outWhat the reader gets is Icelandic Noir at its best something that is dark chilling and complex and it is that which gives it the claustrophobic tautness This really is reuired reading for all lovers of Nordic Noir and it is the best way to see snow through the pages of a book


  10. says:

    A fast paced easy and most importantly very snowy read for Christmas Eve The only other Dark Iceland book I've read is Snowblind the first in the series in English at least so I've skipped rather a lot Not that it has any detrimental effect on the reading experience – this works fine as a standalone It has less of a 'classic crime' feel to it than Snowblind and could have come from the pen of Yrsa Sigurðardóttir if not for the wishy washy protagonist I still think Ari Thór Arason is pretty useless but the mystery kept me occupied and the setting is wonderfully atmosphericThe ending is rather awkwardly phrased but I'm guessing it's been tacked on to the translation – it seems to be setting up a flashback to the plot of Fölsk nóta the first book of the Icelandic language seriesTinyLetter | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr