I think I have a new favourite to add to my ever-growing collection of authors of whom I simply MUST read everything they've ever written. Snowblind is a subtle, quiet mystery set in the most exquisite landscape - justice cannot to be done to how gorgeously Ragnar Jonasson describes the Icelandic village in which the story is set. A funny little set of characters emerge - each one seemingly keeping some kind of secret to themselves, and all quite determined not to let in Ari Thor, a new policeman from Reykjavik.
I gulped this down in the space of one weekend, (a birthday weekend too, which also involved two consecutive nights out - this was the perfect way to recover!), and fell ever so slightly in love with Iceland. While the pace is fairly slow, and it is not a heart-racing, arm-grabbing, screechy kind of a crime novel, the story is a slow burner that will suck you in and not let you go until you finish the final page.
Please hurry up with some more Ragnar Jonasson. I'm not ready to let Ari Thor go just quite yet.
Snowblind is out in June and you can get it here:
**Thanks to the publisher and Liz @ lizlovesbooks.com for my ARC**