WINTERKILL | Ragnar Jónasson
(Dark Iceland #6)
1.21.21 | Orenda Books
Rating: 4/5 stars
The body of a nineteen-year-old girl has been found on the main street of Siglufjörður. Police Inspector Ari Thór sets out to investigate if the girl’s death is the result of a suicide or homocide. The hunt is on as the race against a massive blizzard makes Ari Thór’s investigation even more challenging. The clue’s to this girl’s fate are sparse and they lead to a horrific truth.
WINTERKILL is the final installment in Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series, which follows the various cases Ari Thór investigates as one of the few members of Siglufjörður’s police department. As with the previous novels in this series, Jónasson has once more created a claustrophobic and addictive read.
Ari Thór is easily one my favorite main characters and police investigators in the crime fiction genre. Jónasson has created a loveable and authentic character with Ari Thór that easily makes the reader fall in love. Ari Thór is a normal person with normal struggles. I appreciate that Jónasson does not follow the trend of so many police procedurals with this series and crafts Ari Thór as an average person versus a brooding character.
One of my favorite things when it comes to Jónasson’s writing is his ability to transport me to another place. I instantly feel brought right back to Siglufjörður each time I pick up a book in this series. I can feel the small town location and the impending doom of a blizzard. WINTERKILL is extremely atmospheric and it helps to set the pace of the story. While I would consider this book to be a slow burn, I would say that with an asterisk because the story progresses so steadily along with the investigation that you easily become lost in the pages.
I’m sad to say goodbye to Ari Thór, but extremely satisfied with the way this series wrapped up!
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