The Mist is the third and final book in the Hidden Iceland series. Reviews of the previous two books can be found elsewhere on my site. I’ve really enjoyed this quirky take on Icelandic police work. The Hidden Iceland series begins at the end of Hulda’s career with the police. As the series progresses we go back in time until we reach The Mist. Here we finally address the traumatic and distressing events that tore her family apart.
It is now 1987. An isolated farmhouse in the east of Iceland is cut off from the world during the Winter snowstorms. No-one can reach them and they cannot contact anyone outside. But then inexplicably there is a knock on the door. The couple hesitate but let the man in. That was their first mistake.
Beautifully written this story fits perfectly with the other two books in the series. The threads of The Mist run through the other two parts and are pulled into stark reality in this creepy and sometimes gruesome tale. Jónasson is a master of this darkly gothic Scandi Noir style and you’ll be glued to the pages of this book right to the end. Just don’t blame me if you don’t get any sleep as a result!
Supplied by Net Galley and Penguin UK – Michael Joseph in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication date: 30 Apr 2020. 320 pages.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.