The Draining Lake
A brilliant new mystery from the winner of the CWA Gold Dagger - haunting, gripping and provoking.
A REYKJAVIK MURDER MYSTERY.
A skeleton is found half-buried in a dried out lake. The bones have been weighed down with an old radio transmitter: is this a clue to the victim, and the killer's identity?
Detective Erlendur is called in to investigate and discovers that there may be a connection with a group of students who were sent to study in East Germany during the Cold War, and with a young man who walked out of his family home one day, never to return.
As the mystery deepens, Erlendur and his team must unravel a story of international espionage, murder and betrayal.
Praise for The Draining Lake
A beautiful, sad, haunting tale of lost love and lost illusion, regret and betrayalThe Times
An absorbing story which confirms Indridason's place among the leading writers of Nordic crime fictionSunday Telegraph
Beautifully written and translated, the novel has both a strong sense of place and themes that transcend it; it confirms Indridason as one of those crime writers who rises above genre, combining suspense with moving insights into the human conditionSunday Times
A haunting, compassionate workObserver
Indridason manages to keep the reader guessing about the identity of both killer and victim right to the lastSunday Express
A very good read which involves the reader deeply in the lives and the events of the storyCrimesquad.com
Indridason pieces together a convincing plot, while exploring universal issues of political idealism and shattered dreamsDaily Mirror