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Publisher's Summary

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 30 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 listeners 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

©2021 Arnaldur Indridason (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Arnaldur once again shows he is a master of noir

This is a dark, well woven tale. A welcome, unexpected and warm last chapter., a small light in the darkness.

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This is a nice little mystery. Not noir.
Kind of a locked room puzzler. For me it was slow without even moments of
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subtle and intricate police story

This book is quiet and requires patient listening, but is whole and satisfying. It feels as real and strange as life.

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The narrator, Mr.Barrett, has a fine, resonant style!

However, I did find the “ character voices “ for some in the story over- done and difficult to understand at times!! Mr. Barrett is a fine Actor but the low-register vocalizations of some characters tends to disrupt the “ flow” of the narrative! Thank you for allowing me to comment!

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I couldn't develop a care for anyone in this story

Narrator did a good job but the story was boring. No surprises and cliched ending. Total waste of my time in listening to whatever this was.

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didn't enjoy this one

Narrator is very talented but for this book was not a good match. I also couldn't get into the story...didn't know what or who I was rooting for