Genre: fiction - crime
Rating: Very Good ****
In Iceland Detective Erlendur and his colleagues Sigurdur Oli and Elinborg, investigate the fatal stabbing on a young 10 year old half-Thai boy. Left on the frozen ground outside his flat, no one seems to know what happened.
With his older brother missing, the search is on to find the killer...is the killing racially motivated?
For Erlendur the killing brings back painful memories of the traumatic death of his own young brother, lost in the winter snow.
I enjoyed this novel.
Although the main characters are hard to get to know, you find yourself drawn to them, especially Erlendur, a man struggling with his own demons.
The plot is crafted well, and the Icelandic landscape and culture are vividly portrayed,
Have ordered the next installment in the series - Hypothermia - from my library
novels 2010 # 57
Challenges: 100+ Books Reading Challenge 2010, Support your local Library reading challenge 2010, scandinavian challenge,