My review of Voices, by Arnaldur Indridason, was published on the excellent website Eurocrime the other week. (Also pasted-in below.) One of the many things I like about the Eurocrime website is that you can read more than one review of the same book and compare opinions. In this case, for example, you can find Karen’s review of the same book here. While you are there, take a look around this wonderful resource for all things Euro-crime-fiction related.
Anyway, here’s my review:
Indridason, Arnaldur – ‘Voices’
Hardback: 320 pages (Aug. 2006) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846550335
VOICES, the third book by Arnaldur Indridason to be translated into English, is even better than the first two, and that’s saying something, as SILENCE OF THE GRAVE, the previous outing for Inspector Erlendur, deservedly won last year’s CWA Gold Dagger. Each book covers a narrower canvas than the previous one, but reveals and explores more of Erlendur’s psyche. This increasing depth and focus is, for me, what makes this crime-fiction series among the most excellent I have read.