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Friday, January 21, 2011

HYPOTHERMIA An Icelandic Thriller

by Arnaldur Indridason - available in hardcover

Inspector Erlunder is a sad and solitary man.  He's haunted by the ghosts of unsolved crimes as well as the long ago disappearance of his brother and his failed marriage.  He's hounded by his troubled daughter and son to try to rekindle a relationship with his ex-wife, something neither of them wants.

Amidst all of his personal angst, he's currently investigating the suspected suicide of a young woman while still puzzling over two young people who went missing over 30 years ago.  Slowly and methodically, Erlunder unfolds a sinister plot surrounding the young woman's death, as well as fitting together the pieces of the puzzle of the thirty year disappearance.

HYPOTHERMIA is a quiet mystery.  Without pages filled with blood and gore, the focus is on Indridason's characters and Indridason intricately weaves Erlunder's own story into the cases he's trying to solve in this chilly Icelandic suspense novel.

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