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Rupture by Ragnar Jónasson
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Jan 05, 2017

it was amazing

I loved this! Taking in a missing child, the murder of a politician's son, a town in quarantine AND a mysterious poisoning dating back fifty years, RUPTURE by Ragnar Jonasson is one of those rare beasts: a convoluted plot that never once becomes complicated or unwieldy. Taking his cue from greats like Agatha Christie, Jonasson weaves a story that is full of intrigue, keeping us on our toes throughout, bringing us towards a satisfying denouement that is full of juicy - not to mention tragic - revelations.

I loved the story world here, especially the abandoned fjord - growing up near Exmoor on Devon, I feel like I have an affinity with the wilds of Iceland, even though I've never been there (yet!). What's more, the characters really come to life on the page: everyone feels three dimensional and authentic, so even the (potential) bad guys' motivations are understandable, even if we don't condone them.

This is a uniquely IcelandNoir look at 'classic' crime fiction and by jimminy it works for me - this was my first outing in the Ari Thor series, but it certainly won't be my last! Highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

January 1, 2016 – Started Reading
December 31, 2016 – Shelved
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
January 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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