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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jónasson.


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings based on Waiting on Wednesday that was created and run by Breaking the Spine where each Wednesday you get to showcase a book that you are really looking forward to and that has yet to be released. 

This week I’ve chosen:

The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jónasson.


Una knows she is struggling to deal with her father’s sudden, tragic suicide. She spends her nights drinking alone in Reykjavik, stricken with thoughts that she might one day follow in his footsteps.

So when she sees an advert seeking a teacher for two girls in the tiny village of Skálar – population of ten – on the storm-battered north coast of the island, she sees it as a chance to escape.

But once she arrives, Una quickly realises nothing in city life has prepared her for this. The villagers are unfriendly. The weather is bleak. And, from the creaky attic bedroom of the old house where she’s living, she’s convinced she hears the ghostly sound of singing.

Una worries that she’s losing her mind.

And then, just before Christmas, there’s an unexplained death and Una’s life going from bad to worse . . .

The Girl Who Died sounds atmospheric, creepy and chilling! I haven’t read anything by this author before, but I love the cover and the blurb has me eagerly wanting to read this!

The Girl Who Died is published by Michael Joseph in the UK and scheduled for release on April 29th, 2021.

About Ragnar Jónasson.

Ragnar Jónasson is an international number one bestselling author who has sold over two million books in thirty-two countries worldwide. He was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he also works as an investment banker and teaches copyright law at Reykjavík University. He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, and, from the age of seventeen, has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie’s novels. His critically acclaimed international bestseller The Darkness is soon to be a major TV series.

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10 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jónasson.

      1. You should totally read Snowblind … I’m actually curious how our opinions differ on it 😂

        If you thought that review was negative … wait til you see tomorrow’s review of The Unspoken Name😂

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    1. The Hidden Iceland trilogy is much better. Snowblind was his first if I remembered correctly and I also only read it this year. Luckily I read The Darkness first, otherwise I might have felt the same way. I wasn’t crazy about Snowblind either, but I think he got better over time.

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