Rupture / Ragnar Jónasson ; translated by Quentin Bates.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: New evidence for a 50-year-old murder surfaces, leading young policeman Ari Thor to reopen the investigation. But even with the help of a news reporter in town to chase a mystery of her own, Siglufjördur is a small town that hangs onto its secrets--no matter the cost. -- adapted from publisher description.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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's description.
    • Notes:
      "An Ari Thór thriller" -- Dust jacket.
      "First published in Iceland under the title Rof by Verold. Previously published in Great Britain by Orenda Books" -- verso of title page.
      In English, translated from the Icelandic.
    • Other Titles:
      Rof. English
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    • ABNT:
      RAGNAR JÓNASSON; BATES, Q. Rupture. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250193353. Disponível em: Acesso em: 21 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ragnar Jónasson, Bates Q. Rupture. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed September 21, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ragnar Jónasson, & Bates, Q. (2019). Rupture (First U.S. edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ragnar Jónasson, and Quentin Bates. 2019. Rupture. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books.
    • Harvard:
      Ragnar Jónasson and Bates, Q. (2019) Rupture. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books. Available at: (Accessed: 21 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ragnar Jónasson & Bates, Q 2019, Rupture, First U.S. edition., Minotaur Books, viewed 21 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ragnar Jónasson, and Quentin Bates. Rupture. First U.S. edition., Minotaur Books, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ragnar Jónasson, and Quentin Bates. Rupture. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ragnar Jónasson, Bates Q. Rupture [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 21]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1

Siglufjördur, Iceland, police officer Ari Thór Arason and ambitious Reykjavik reporter Ísrún return (following Blackout, 2018) to investigate a mystery woven into local lore and a scandal linking Iceland's prime minister to murder. Siglufjördur, in Iceland's far north, is quarantined after a tourist succumbs to a deadly, highly contagious virus. With the town's residents reluctant to venture out, Ari Thór has few peacekeeping demands. So, when a beloved local, Hédinn, asks Ari Thór to help identify a mysterious teenager in an old family photograph, he welcomes the diversion. Soon, Ari Thór is immersed in a mystery; around the time the photo was taken, Hédinn's aunt, Jórunn, died after accidentally ingesting rat poison. Ari Thór's investigation into the locals' stories about Hédinn's isolated family farm reveals unanswered questions, including whether the teen could have had a role in Jórunn's death. Against the backdrop of the quarantine and the contrasting bustle of Ísrún's Reykjavik investigation, Ari Thór's dive into haunting oral history cloaks Siglufjördur in eeriness; evocative Nordic crime fiction. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 October #5

When a foreign visitor to Siglufjördur, Iceland, dies of a highly infectious disease that he must have picked up on a trip to Africa, the town is quarantined, in Jónasson's gripping fourth crime novel featuring policeman Ari Thór Arason (after 2018's Blackout). With little work to do as a result, Ari Thór takes the opportunity to follow up on a 50-year-old cold case. In 1957, a woman named Jórunn, who lived in a remote region, died after drinking rat poison in her coffee. Jórunn's nephew, Hédinn, who was only a year old at the time, doubts the official verdict that the poisoning was accidental. Hédinn has recently come across an old family photo showing him being held by a stranger, who he hopes might have more information about the tragedy. Ari Thór soon has his hands full, as he also begins looking into a child abduction and a murder case with political implications. Jónasson manages to resolve the plot lines plausibly, and is as strong as ever at combining fair-play with psychological depth. Agent: David Headley, DHH Literary (U.K.). (Jan.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.