By Arnaldur Indriðason
On an icy January day the Reykjavik police are known as to a block of residences the place a physique has been present in the backyard: a tender, dark-skinned boy, frozen to the floor in a pool of his personal blood. the invention of a stab wound in his belly extinguishes any wish that this used to be a sad twist of fate. Erlendur and his staff embark on their research with little to head on however the information that the boy's Thai half-brother is lacking. Is he implicated, or just afraid for his personal lifestyles? The research quickly finds tensions simmering underneath the skin of Iceland's outwardly liberal, multicultural society. A instructor on the boy's university makes no mystery of his anti-immigration stance; incidents are pronounced among Icelandic scholars and the disaffected childrens of incomers; and, to confuse concerns extra, a suspected paedophile has been noticed within the quarter. in the meantime, the boy's homicide forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his personal earlier. quickly, evidence are rising from the snow-filled darkness which are extra chilling even than the Arctic evening.
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Arctic Chill (Reykjavík Murder Mysteries, Book 5) by Arnaldur Indriðason