Saturday, February 23, 2008

Review - Voices by Arnaldur Indridason

Title – Voices
Author – Arnaldur Indridason
ISBN – 978-0-099-49417-1
No of Pages - 352
Rating 5 out of 5

A few days before Christmas a doorman and occasional Santa Claus is found murdered in his Reykjavik hotel room. He has been stabbed to death and left in a sexually compromising position. As detective Erlendur investigates he quickly finds that both staff and guests have something to hide, but it is apparent that it is the dead man who has the most shocking secret.

Once again Indridason has written an outstanding novel that takes place in Iceland. His story is brim full of well-developed characters to which the reader is either drawn to and empathises with or feels appalled by. The plot is intricate and well paced to keep the reader turning the pages. As a bonus we are treated to Icelandic culture. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next book in this series.

1 comment:

Kerrie said...

You and I think as one on this one Lillian. You'll enjoy THE DRAINING LAKE too. This recent crop of Scandinavian authors have really opened the genre up haven't they?