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Publisher Description

LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018

The first instalment in the thrilling new crime series from worldwide bestseller Arnaldur Indridason

THE PAST

In wartime Reykjavík, a young woman is found strangled in a dangerous area known as ‘the shadow district’. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer.

THE PRESENT

An elderly man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrád, a retired detective, finds old newspaper cuttings in the man’s home reporting the shadow district murder. It’s a crime Konrád remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood.

A MISSING LINK

Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? How are these events connected across the decades? And will Konrád’s link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime Reykjavík to rest?

‘Arnaldur Indridason introduces a new hero… Beautifully told’
The Times

‘An international literary phenomenon’
Harlan Coben

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2017
May 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

murrayalex ,

Fabulous story

I'm a big fan of this author, having read all of his books down the years. This is another beautifully crafted tale, interwoven stories linked and coming together at the end, gradually meeting.
It's not for those who need non stop action, it's a subtle tale, laced with pathos and sadness, finely drawn and believable characters. I really enjoyed it.

zapbassist ,

A fantastic read !

A parallel investigation, many year apart, which i loved.
Great start to the story but almost falters to a stop mid story as if the characters are being developed which,
doesn’t really happen until much later. This may seem like harsh criticism but i mean it in a ‘Stick with it, you won’t be disappointed’ kind of way.
The characters are brought to life, great story, great idea,
on cold winter evenings when i read this, it felt alive !

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