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A huge bestseller in England, France, and Australia, the fourth book in the Ari Thor thriller series from a spectacular new crime writer.

Hailed for combining the darkness of Nordic Noir with classic mystery writing, author Ragnar Jonasson's books are haunting, atmospheric, and complex. Rupture , the latest Ari Thór thriller, delivers another dark mystery that is chillingly stunning with its complexity and fluidity.

Young policeman Ari Thór tries to solve a 50-year-old murder when new evidence surfaces. But the case proves difficult in a town where no one wants to know the truth, where secrets are a way of life. He's assisted by Ísrún, a news reporter in Reykjavik who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own. Things take a sinister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight. With a stalker on the loose, and the town in quarantine, the past might just come back to haunt them.

Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2019
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250193346
Branch Call Number: FIC RAGNA
Additional Contributors: Bates, Quentin
Ragnar Jónasson 1976-


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May 11, 2019

The story was a bit slow but it came together in the later chapters. Rupture is set in early spring so I didn't get the usual enjoyable sensation of being in snowy, stormy Iceland in the dark of winter.

Aug 22, 2017

British crime author Ann Cleeves recommended Ragnar Jonasson as an up and coming writer. This is Icelandic noir in the vein of Scandinavian noir. Gloomy, isolated and very, very cold.Quentin Bates is the translator and I needed to make constant use of the glossary of Icelandic pronunciation which was very helpful. The detective and the press reporter eventually got to the bottom of a cold case and a present day crime.Their personal stories added another dimension. I look forward to being able to read his other titles.

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