Arnaldur Indridason

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Narrated By: Sean Barrett

Duration: 8 hours and 46 minutes

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A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light.


Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man’s body falls from a high platform.


Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not.


Erlendur Sveinsson is a newly promoted detective with a battered body, a rogue CIA operative and America’s troublesome presence in Iceland to contend with. In his spare time he investigates a cold case. He is only starting out but he is already up to his neck.

'His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical' – Harlan Coben


Crime & mystery fiction

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The prince of gloom

New York Times

The king of Icelandic crime fiction

Financial Times

One of the greats of modern crime fiction

Sunday Times

An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical

Harlan Coben

One of the most accomplished series of detective novels in modern crime fiction