At sixty-four, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police is about to take on her last case before she retires: A young woman, an asylum seeker from Russia, found murdered on the seaweed covered rocks of the Vatnsleysuströnd in Iceland.
When Hulda starts to ask questions it isn’t long before she realizes that no one can be trusted, and that no one is telling the whole truth.
Spanning Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and the cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is a thrilling new crime thriller from one of the biggest new names in Scandi noir.
I love this author’s books so I was thrilled when a copy of this book arrived on my doorstep from the publishers before Christmas!
I loved the descriptive nature of this book, the writing style used really works so well with the setting and you feel really drawn in to the story. I have visited Norway a few times in winter but Iceland still remains up there on my to visit list – even more so after reading this- it is really atmospheric!
I loved the plot and the characters were strong and worked really well together and in the story. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars from me for Amazon and Goodreads! A really good start to the new series and I am very much looking forward to reading the next book!