Review: Hypothermia

Hypothermia by Arnaldur IndriĆ°ason

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I enjoyed this book, I found the pacing inferior to the other novel I have read by Indridason, “Silence of the Grave.” I love the character of Erlendur and the joyless, miserable sod he often is and I rather liked some of the supposedly supernatural overtones of this particular novel. However, at times it was a great deal like a tedious police procedural. Interview after interview after interview with no action to spice it up along the way. That is the only – but admittedly important – black mark on this book as far as I am concerned. Erlendur delivers as does Indridason with his portrayal of the characters and of Reykjavik, which itself often seems like a character in the novels. While this is not Indridason at his best, it is certainly a decent and compelling read.

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