From Minotaur Books:
With three million copies of his books sold worldwide, “world-class crime writer”(The Sunday Times, UK) Ragnar Jónasson brings us a chilling new standalone thriller with Outside.
Four friends. One night. Not everyone will come out alive . . .
When a deadly snowstorm strikes the Icelandic highlands, four friends seek shelter in a small, abandoned hunting lodge.
It is in the middle of nowhere and there’s no way of communicating with the outside world.
They are isolated, but they are not alone . . .
As the night darkens, and fears intensify, an old tragedy gradually surfaces – one that forever changed the course of their friendship.
Those dark memories could hold the key to the mystery the friends now find themselves in.
And whether they will survive until morning . . .
“Icelandic author Jónasson, known for the Dark Iceland and Hulda series, offers an intense standalone, taking to new heights his unrivaled skill for using winter as an unpredictable plot-twister…There is so much to like here: the complexity of the quartet’s relationships, Jónasson’s powerful, streamlined writing, and the parallels between an unforgiving setting and the characters’ seething grudges. Readers will be drawn into Jónasson’s forbidding Iceland landscape, where it’s anyone’s guess who will make it out alive.” ―Booklist (starred review)
“[An] excruciatingly slow-motion avalanche in which it’s obvious from the beginning that “something’s got to die before we finish this trip”; the only questions are who, how many, under what circumstances, and at whose hands….A shivery delight.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“This book has a quality and cleverly constructed plot…it’s entertaining, suspenseful and twisty.” ―Mystery Tribune
“One of the best crime writers on the planet.” ―Mike Lupica, New York Times bestselling author
“Brilliantly entertaining, captivating the reader from page one. Impossible to put down.” ―Frettabladid newspaper (Iceland)
“Ragnar Jónasson is the Nordic author of the moment.” ―Vogue (Scandinavia)