Strange Shores

Strange Shores

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A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be seen again. But Matthildur leaves in her wake rumours of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for Matthildur but also for a long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snow-storm when they were children has coloured his entire life. He is looking for answers. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its secrets. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of human endurance, he realises that many people would prefer their crimes to stay buried.
Publisher: London :, Harvill Secker,, 2013
ISBN: 9781846557118
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY ARN
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cribb, Victoria
Alternative Title: Furðustrandir. English


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Apr 07, 2015

Rather dark but I enjoyed this book. Main character and his situation were complicated but all was eventually revealed. Unusual setting and personalities add to the book's attraction.

Oct 30, 2013

What I would call an "OK time waster". Not as good as previous books by same author. Didn't finish the book.

Oct 21, 2013

Unfortunately, as with the last installment Black Skies, the author seems to have lost a critical edge in this series and is floundering in "writers Horse Latitudes". While earlier novels like Voices, The Silence of the Grave and The Draining Lake were intricately plotted, vividly atmospheric and masterful in the development of complex characters in modern day Icelandic society, Indridason appears to have plateaued and be waiting for some kind of rejuvination. Intrigue has been replaced by soap operish scenarios and maudlin dialogue. Hopefully he can right the ship and steer these intricate characters and wonderfully unique Icelandic settings back on a forward course in the next outing.

Oct 15, 2013

read all books by this author. this book is not as exciting as his prevous books and yet I couldn't put it down. would keep reading this series but hope next book has more action and mystery!!

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