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Dark Iceland, Book 4
Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
Series: Dark Iceland, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
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Summary

It's 1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjordur. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couple may not have been alone on the fjord after all....

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"Traditional and beautifully finessed...morally more equivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitely more threatening horizons." ( Independent)

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Brilliant 5 star audio book

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This book is actually Book 4 of his Dark Iceland series, which all follow Ari Thór throughout. Even though this is book 4 I have never read any of the other books (although that will now be rectified) and I had no trouble following the storyline and you don’t need to have read the other three to get any back story.

The book is split into three separate stories, which, although seem unrelated, all link up nicely at the end of the book in a realistic way.

The story is really well written and the author brings the area to life, making it easy to immerse yourself in the story and almost making it seem like you are there in Iceland yourself. I am now off to listen to the first three books in the series.

The audio book was read very nicely and definitely brought the book to life in a way that just reading it would not.

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Who Was The Baby?

Once again, an atmospheric book. His descriptions are like paintings.

The story is set in 1955.

The uninhabited & isolated fjord of Hedinsfjordur, is the home of two young couples. Two sisters & their husbands.

A baby is born & a sister dies.

Fifty years later a crime is solved.

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  • Jane
  • Tregaron, United Kingdom
  • 04-09-19

Thrilling!

Book 4 in the “Dark Iceland” series. Having listened to the first three, and thoroughly enjoyed them all, this one, in my opinion, is the best so far. A visitor from Africa dies in Siglufjörður from a highly contagious disease, forcing the authorities to quarantine the area. Ari Thόr, a policeman, living and working in the isolated community, finds he has little to occupy his long shifts during the lockdown. Then an old photograph is brought to him, along with a strange story, and he agrees to take a look into the case dating back to 1955. The case is that of a woman, who lived in remote Hedinsfjörður on a family farm, dying after ingesting rat poison. The authorities recorded it as an “accident”, but the community of Siglufjörður whispered “suicide”. Ari, having heard the story, determines to make his own inquiries. Hampered by the strict quarantine the district has been placed under, he enlists the aid of investigative journalist, Ísrún, in Reykjavik. Despite investigating a disturbing case of her own, she agrees to help, unaware that it is about to take a darker turn when a child is abducted. Jόnasson has become a skilled weaver of dark threads, interlacing the stories with seamless aptitude.

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  • MFW
  • Aylesbury, UK
  • 08-02-17

Midsomer Iceland

Do really enjoy these books, the narration is good and helps me learning Icelandic pronunciation

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A winter's tale

I think this is not the best in the series, but it does develop the stories of characters met in previous books. I think the most intriguing part was the cover picture.

OK, I admit like in all good stories I wanted to know the bones like the whos, whys and the rest which kept me glued to the end, it was the buts that left a feeling of " could be better". Having said that I do look forward to the next in the series because I would like to know what will happen to these people that I have got know.

Narrations was good and his voice was good, not knowing if his Icelandic pronunciation was good I felt the story was well told of a tale told in front of a fire ona dark winter's night of ghouls and ghosts.

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  • Donna
  • 26-02-17

old fashioned skills

This lovely mystery is straight forward question and answer detective work. The author tosses in an old box of papers, a photo dated 1956, a couple of old timers with sharp memories and a kidnapped child. I cannot easily follow the characters because their Icelandic names are difficult to translate into easy English names - except for the one that sounds like "Snoty." A very good who done it. Not violent. not dark.

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  • Sandra King
  • 27-03-18

Enjoying

I am really enjoying this series of books. Good storylines without the usual bad language.

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