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Reykjavk: A Crime Story | Ragnar Jonasson, Katrn Jakobsdttir
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3.5 Stars • REYKJAVIK is a crime novel co-written by Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and acclaimed author Ragnar Jónasson. Set in Iceland, the story follows the mysterious disappearance of a young girl named Lára Marteinsdóttir in 1956. Thirty years later, journalist Valur Robertsson begins investigating the case. This book is a slow-burning, spellbinding whodunit, with Agatha Christie's influence evident throughout.

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Texreader
The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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Investigator Hulda, feeling excluded as a 60+ woman surrounded by young male detectives in Reykjavik, is being forced to retire. She‘s allowed to tackle one last case, a drowned Russian asylum seeker deemed a suicide. Hulda doesn‘t believe it and opens the case determined to find the killer. Hulda brings a lot of baggage into this story, including a very low self-esteem, which tends to cause more problems—jeopardizing her otherwise brilliant ⬇️

Texreader detective work. Her troubled childhood, her troubled marriage, etc result in her taking rash actions. So she‘s a frustrating character and the conclusion isn‘t satisfying even though it is quite logical. As a result I‘m hard-pressed to recommend the book, but it is well-written and a twisted murder mystery. And it‘s short. #Iceland #foodandlit 2w
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The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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Can you imagine those stats?

#Iceland #foodandlit @Catsandbooks

dabbe Makes us look truly pathetic. 2w
AmyG Iceland is so lovely. 2w
julesG So all those murder mysteries set in Iceland should actually be shelved under fantasy? How come Iceland managed to get its 💩together but the rest of the world is still bonkers? Would their success work in larger countries? 2w
Catsandbooks Wow! That's incredible! 2w
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The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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I‘m trying to squeeze in one more book for #Iceland for #foodandlit @Catsandbooks

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The Witch Hunter | Max Seeck
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First in a translated series. A Nordic procedural featuring a young detective with a complicated traumatic past. A series of murders and an investigation that uncovers a frightening conspiracy. The twisty twisted plot was less satisfying than the revelations and relationships of the MC, but the short chapters and narration increased the tension and propelled the story. A 3.5 ⭐️ pick. The sequel will go on my TBR list.

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Susanita
The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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1. It‘s all about what‘s due soon, what my book clubs are reading…and what strikes my fancy.
2. Tagged book is probably, maybe, what I‘ll start next.
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Agree on #1. Thanks for playing 1mo
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vonnie862
The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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Mehso-so

This was an ok read set in Iceland. The main character was a 64 year old female detective getting ready for retirement but picks up one final case. I liked that the mc was an older lady but the story was kind of boring.
#foodandlit #iceland @Catsandbooks @Texreader

LitStephanie Good to know this is just so so. I picked it up at the library along with a few Icelandic thrillers but now it will go to the bottom of the priority pile. 1mo
Catsandbooks 👍🏼🇮🇸 1mo
StaceGhost I‘ve read a lot of these and this one felt physically painful. I can‘t believe how it ended. It really left the realm of noir and crossed into reality like No Country for Old Men 1mo
vonnie862 @StaceGhost the ending!!! Wth! 1mo
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Susanita
The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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I‘m so glad the Bloody Scotland Book Club went from monthly to quarterly. I love it, but I think a monthly schedule was a little unwieldy for all involved. As it is, there‘s usually at least one of the selections that‘s hard for me to find here. This time it‘s The Waiter.

That leaves The Darkness, which I just checked out from the library, and The Crow Trap which I have on my shelf.

You can watch later on YouTube if you don‘t want to do FB.

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The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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Ebook on sale for $2.99. Works next month for #Iceland #foodandlit

@Catsandbooks

Susanita I just got this from the library to read for Bloody Scotland Book Club! 2mo
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