Summary

On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykjavik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance.
Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit. What secrets does the dead man harbour, and what is the young reporter hiding? As silent, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, and the darkness deepens, it's a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies....
Dark, terrifying and complex, Blackout is an exceptional atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland's finest crime writers.
©2016 Ragnar Jonasson (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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3 out of 5 stars
By N. S. Scott on 03-04-17

Hard to follow

The story only hots up on the final quarter & is good thereafter. However, the Icelandic names are a challenge making the story lines difficult to follow. Not the best book I've listened to but well narrated.

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2 out of 5 stars
By MISS E J BIRD on 16-03-17

Disappointing

This could have been so good but for such a short story it seems hideously slow.

The performance is good but I found it very distracting that the narrator did all the Northern Icelandic accents in the precise style of David Mitchell's "and that's a bad miss" snooker commentator.

I didn't hate it, is the best I can say.

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