The island / Ragnar Jónasson ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic trip in the Westfjords holiday―a trip that gets an unexpected ending and has catastrophic consequences. Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Elliðaey. A place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it out alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is determined to find the truth in the darkness. Ragnar Jonasson burst onto the American scene with Snowblind and Nightblind, the first two novels in the Ari Thor thriller series, and the praise was overwhelming. With The Darkness, he launched a new series featuring a completely new sleuth, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police department. The Island is the second book in this series.
    • Notes:
      First published in Iceland under the title Drungi by Veröld Publishing.
    • Other Titles:
      Drungi. English
    • ISBN:
      9781250193377 (hardcover)
      1250193370 (hardcover)
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RAGNAR JÓNASSON; CRIBB, V. The island. First U.S. edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250193377. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ragnar Jónasson, Cribb V. The Island. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed August 12, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ragnar Jónasson, & Cribb, V. (2019). The island (First U.S. edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ragnar Jónasson, and Victoria Cribb. 2019. The Island. First U.S. edition. Hidden Iceland: Book 2. Minotaur Books.
    • Harvard:
      Ragnar Jónasson and Cribb, V. (2019) The island. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books (Hidden Iceland: book 2). Available at: (Accessed: 12 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ragnar Jónasson & Cribb, V 2019, The island, First U.S. edition., Hidden Iceland: book 2, Minotaur Books, viewed 12 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ragnar Jónasson, and Victoria Cribb. The Island. First U.S. edition., Minotaur Books, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ragnar Jónasson, and Victoria Cribb. The Island. First U.S. edition. Hidden Iceland: Book 2. Minotaur Books, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ragnar Jónasson, Cribb V. The island [Internet]. First U.S. edition. Minotaur Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 12]. (Hidden Iceland: book 2). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

Ten years ago, Katla's body was found at her family's Westfjords vacation house, and her father was arrested for her murder. Now, on the tenth anniversary of the crime, Katla's brother, Dagur, and their childhood friends Klara, Alexandra, and Benedikt have reunited for a weekend on a scenic but isolated island. Despite the idyllic location, painful reminders of Katla's death overshadow their gathering, and they are grateful to depart. On the morning of their departure, however, Klara goes missing, and their frantic search reveals her body beneath a cliff. Reykjavik CID Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir (introduced in The Darkness, 2018) is immediately suspicious that Klara's death wasn't an accident. Hulda is certain that the four friends are lying to her about why they've reunited, and Klala's autopsy reveals she was strangled. It's short work for Hulda to uncover the connection to Katla's murder and to find disturbing inconsistencies in her colleagues' case against her father. Another suspense-laden Icelandic gem: Jónasson's confidential, intimate prose evokes both Iceland's harsh, beautiful solitude and the deep connections Icelanders forge. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 December #1

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 March #4

Jónasson's masterly sequel to 2018's The Darkness opens with a cryptic prologue set in a town just south of Reykjavík in 1988. A seven-year-old girl puzzles her parents after they return home one night by saying that both of her babysitters were kind, though only one babysitter had been with her. Flash back to a year earlier, when an unnamed 20-year-old woman takes her boyfriend, Benedikt, to her family's summer home on the island of Ellidaey down the coast from Reykjavík, where she tells him stories about Iceland's history of witch-burning in the 17th century. That outing ends in murder, and corruption mars the subsequent police inquiry. A decade later, Insp. Hulda Hermannsdóttir, who was passed over for promotion at the time of that flawed investigation, takes charge when another dead body turns up on Ellidaey with a connection to the previous murder. The link between the babysitter's mysterious companion and the murders gradually becomes clear as the plot builds to a shiver-inducing conclusion. Jónasson delivers a mind-bending look into human darkness that earns its twists. Agent: David Headley, DHH Literary (U.K.). (May)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.