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June 17, 2015



Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors – accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.
Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik – with a past that he’s unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness – blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.
The story Snowblind is set in Iceland which I think is quite rare that stories are set in Iceland.
Ari Thor Arason and his girlfriend Kristin moved into a flat. Kristin was training to be a doctor and Ari Thor Arason is training to be a policeman. While his final term at the police college approached he gets a telephone call from the police in Siglufjordur offering him a job. Where in Siglufjordur not many crimes are committed. Kristin is unhappy her boyfriend never wanted to talk about this offer of a police job together.
A young woman is found laying half-naked in the snow.
This is a murder mystery with strong central characters.




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