Silence of the Grave

by Arnaldur Indridason

Sunday, January 29, 2012

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I enjoyed Jar City, the first in the English version of this series, but found this second book a better read. Somehow it seemed smoother and better joined together than its predecessor. A really interesting story diving back into wartime Iceland when Erlendur and team investigate bones found in a shallow grave. I did wonder whether that much effort would really have been put into figuring out the provenance of long buried bones (which was probably coloured by the Susan Hill book I read recently which was big on complaining about budget cuts and no resources being available for a similar-ish investigation). Dark, but entertaining.