Erlendur works nights. He's a young officer in Traffic, not yet a detective. And Reykjavik's nights are full of car crashes, robberies, drinkers and fighters. Sometimes an unexplained death.
A homeless man Erlendur knows is found drowned. But few people care. Or when a young woman on her way home from a club vanishes. Both cases go cold.
Two lost people from two different worlds. Erlendur is not an investigator, but his instincts tell him their fates are worth pursuing. How could they be linked?
In the Heart of the Night.
Inexorably, he is drawn into the blackness of the city's underbelly, where everyone is in the dark or on the run.
©2014 Arnaldur Indridason 2012. English translation copyright © Victoria Cribb 2014 (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks
I selected this book mainly because of the narrator Saul Reichlin and his thrilling reading of the Killings I and II. In addition I have booked a cruise to Iceland from Scotland in the Spring. The book is about as exciting as watching paint dry. In spite of hanging in to the bitter end there was no climax. Nothing I learned about Iceland and Reykjavik was worth the effort.
I like the narrator but I think the voice us too feminine foe Erlundur. I would like a translation that is less England and more authentic Iceland.
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