Outside By Ragnar Jonasson Has A Cleverly Constructed Plot

Outside By Ragnar Jonasson Has A Cleverly Constructed Plot

Icelandic bestselling author Ragnar Jonasson is coming back with a new thriller titled Outside (release date: 6/28/22) that takes readers for a pulse-racing treat when they dive into the novel.

In Outside, Four old friends reuniting for a hike in the Icelandic highlands find themselves in a deadly snowstorm, and race for shelter in an abandoned hunting lodge. Yet almost right away, they discover that their tiny cabin may be even less safe than a nighttime spent in a storm.

Daniel is an actor who is lying about his successes abroad. Armann, whose success running a tour company is very real, has a wayward past.

Helena, who always stood by Armann’s side even when he was in trouble with the law, keeps a painful loss of hers secret from the others. And Gunnlaugur is a bitter, anti-social man who’s about to crack.

Trapped in the middle of nowhere and with no way of communicating with the outside world, the tensions between them rise and fears intensify, until an old tragedy gradually surfaces: one that forever changes the course of their friendship.

…intriguing and highly suspenseful.

Given the nature of the story, the focus in this book is less about the setting and more about the plot, characters and relationship between them

This book has a quality and cleverly constructed plot.

The chapters are relatively short and each are written from the point of view of one of the characters in the lodge. As the reader progresses through the story, suspense and mis-directions build up and lead to a surprising finale.

This book is a quick read and can be finished in one sitting: it’s entertaining, suspenseful and twisty. Overall, highly recommended for fans of Ragnar Jonasson and suspense thrillers in general.

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What we liked
Cleverly constructed plot
Can be finished in one sitting
Recommended for
Fans of Scandinavian crime novels
Those looking for highly suspenseful plots
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