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Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason

About the book

One cold autumn night, a woman is found hanging from a beam at her holiday cottage. At first sight, it appears like a straightforward case of suicide; María had never recovered from the death of her mother two years previously and she had a history of depression. But then the friend who found her body approaches Detective Erlendur with a tape of a séance that María attended before her death and his curiosity is aroused.
Driven by a need to find answers, Erlendur begins an unofficial investigation into María’s death. But he is also haunted by another unsolved mystery – the disappearance of two young people thirty years ago – and by his own quest to find the body of his brother, who died in a blizzard when he was a boy. Hypothermia is Indridason’s most compelling novel yet.

Reviewed by C C Readers

“Divided opinion – some found it dull, humourless and boring but others were impressed by the character studies and the bleak atmosphere. It was regarded as an “easy” read but might merit another read to appreciate its subtleties.”
Star Rating ***

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1 thought on “Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason”

  1. Review by Women Who Read
    We found this an easy read but the translation was sometimes a bit clunky. It was sometimes a bit long winded and slow to develop but then all the loose ends came together at the end. It does stand alone but might make more sense if you had read earlier ones in the series.
    Star rating: ** to ***


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