Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors – accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik – with a past that he’s unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness – blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.
Siglufjörður is a small fishing village in Iceland and not a first choice for living for young people. When police officer Ari Thor Arason is offered a place somewhere „behind God’s back“ his long-term girlfriend is far from excited. But he considers this as a chance to do something different and accepts the challenge, even if it means losing his love. There is not so much to do in a small village in winter, especially for a police officer. But when a woman is found half-naked in the snow and covered with blood, the peace of the village has been destroyed. And when an old man is found dead after a fall down the stairs, people start to talk. An avalanche hits the road and the village is cut off from the rest of the world. No one can leave the village, no one can get in. Ari Thor is restless. He desperately tries to find out what happened with the woman, and something tells him that the man hasn’t fallen by accident. Trying to figure out the connection between the two cases, new love shows up at his door to warm his heart.