Another page turning Icelandic crime novel featuring complicated Detective Erlendur, juggling his his semi-estranged pregnant, drug addict daughter Eva Lind and fully estranged wife Halldóra on the one hand, and the discovery of a body buried in the hills above Reykjavík which are about to become the Millennium Quarter, the city’s latest housing development, on the other.
A novel about families, relationships and society’s reaction to domestic violence.
A plot so full of twists and turns you can’t be sure of where you’re going to end up until the very last page. Superb.
Publisher page: Silence of the Grave – Arnaldur Indriðason
For context and more background on the Reykjavík / Erlendur mysteries, read Crime Fiction Lover’s A Guide to Arnaldur Indriðason’s Detective Erlendur.
Northern exposure – Nicholas Wroe interviews Arnaldur Indridason, whose macabre thrillers, starring his ‘gloomy Scandinavian’ inspector Erlendur, are not only hugely popular in his native Iceland, but a growing global success (The Guardian, 17 June 2006)