Intense, haunting. Inspector Erlendur retraces the disturbed life of a suicide and reinvestigates two cold cases in this compelling novel that questions our religious and emotional beliefs in life and the afterlife. — Louise Jones
Inspector Erlunder has spent his career evading the phantoms of his past, and now he finds himself twice haunted—first, at a séance attended by the victim of a suspicious suicide, and again by the puzzle of two young people who went missing thirty years ago. There's also the ghost of the detective's disastrous marriage—which, despite the pleas of his drug-addled daughter, Erlendur refuses to confront. And there's his lingering obsession with the case of his beloved younger brother, who vanished without a trace when they were boys. Erlendur can run from his ghosts for only so long, and when they finally catch up with him, he is forced to face the devastating truth of his tormented past.
A brilliant novel of suspense from Iceland's frigid shores, Hypothermia is Scandinavian crime fiction at its best.
“A remarkable series.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Indridason fills the void that remains after you're read Stieg Larsson's novels.” —USA Today
“A superb series . . . expertly handled.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Indridason shifts smoothly from the personal to the procedural. Everything's in balance, cliches are nonexistent, the plot and pacing are irresistible, the resolution just right. . . . What's Icelandic for 'we have ourselves a winner'?” —Newsday
“Every one of these writers is good [Hakan Nesser, Kjell Eriksson, Ake Edwardson, Helene Tursten, Karin Fossum], but in my book, Arnaldur Indridason is even better.” —Joe Queenan, Los Angeles Times
“Indridason combines psychological acuteness with great stylistic economy and a pleasing pace.” —The Independent (London)
“Haunting and compelling, this novel has an intense personal quality that keeps you reading.” —The Oklahoman