The Darkness Knows: A Novel

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Aug 17, 2021 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Retired detective Konrad returns to a haunting cold case in The Darkness Knows by Arnaldur Indridason, the "undisputed King of the Icelandic thriller." —The Guardian (UK)

A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjökull glacier, apparently that of a businessman who disappeared thirty years before. At the time, an extensive search and police investigation yielded no results—one of the missing man’s business associates was briefly held in custody, but there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him.

Now the associate is arrested again and Konrad, the retired policeman who originally investigated the disappearance, is called back to reopen the case that has weighed on his mind for decades.
When a woman approaches him with new information that she obtained from her deceased brother, progress can finally be made in solving this long-cold case.

In The Darkness Knows, the master of Icelandic crime writing reunites readers with Konrad, the unforgettable retired detective from The Shadow District. This is a powerful and haunting story about the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that time eventually uncovers.

 

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

Talk about cold cases ... In “The Darkness Knows” (2017), a fascinating mystery by Arnaldur Indridason, the well-preserved body of a man missing for 30 years is found in a melting glacier in Iceland ... Read full review

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User Review  - ritaer - LibraryThing

Convoluted and depressing. Body found in glacier. A possible witness may have been killed. When solution finally reached I wasn't sure what the connection was. Read full review

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ARNALDUR INDRIDASON worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over thirteen million copies world-wide. Outside of Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Óli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. He won the CWA Gold Dagger for Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of the Grave. The Shadow District—the first of the Flovent and Thorson Thrillers—won the Premio RBA de Novela Negra, the world’s most lucrative crime fiction prize.

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