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Dans un appartement à proximité du centre de la ville, un jeune homme gît, mort, dans un bain de sang sans qu’il y ait le moindre signe d’effraction ou de lutte. Aucune arme du crime, rien que cette entaille en travers de la gorge de la victime, entaille que le légiste qualifie de douce, presque féminine. Dans la poche de Runolfur, des cachets de Rohypnol, médicament égaleDans un appartement à proximité du centre de la ville, un jeune homme gît, mort, dans un bain de sang sans qu’il y ait le moindre signe d’effraction ou de lutte. Aucune arme du crime, rien que cette entaille en travers de la gorge de la victime, entaille que le légiste qualifie de douce, presque féminine. Dans la poche de Runolfur, des cachets de Rohypnol, médicament également connu sous le nom de drogue du viol… Il semblerait que Runolfur ait violé une femme et que celle-ci se soit ensuite vengée de son agresseur. Un châle pourpre trouvé sous le lit dégage un parfum puissant et inhabituel d’épices, qui va mettre Elinborg, l’inspectrice, amateur de bonne cuisine, sur la piste d’une jeune femme. Mais celle-ci ne se souvient de rien, et bien qu’elle soit persuadée d’avoir commis ce meurtre rien ne permet vraiment de le prouver. La fiole de narcotiques trouvée parmi d’autres indices oriente les inspecteurs vers des violences secrètes et des sévices psychologiques. En l’absence du commissaire Erlendur, parti en vacances, toute l’équipe va s’employer à comprendre le fonctionnement de la violence sexuelle, de la souffrance devant des injustices qui ne seront jamais entièrement réparées, et découvrir la rivière noire qui coule au fond de chacun....

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La rivière noire Reviews

  • Hasan Mohammed
    2019-03-07 12:27

    كيف تقرأ رواية غاب فيها الرجل الأوّل (البطل) الذي كان حاضراً في كل قضايا التحقيق الجنائية؟!في هذه الرواية؛ (أرلندور) المحقق الرئيسي في روايات أرنالدور البوليسية لم يكن حاضراً فيها.تستلم (ألينبورغ) قضية شائكة ومعقّدة تتطلّب منها جهداً كبيراً وعملاً دؤوباً، يؤثر على حياتها الأسرية.مُغتصِب فتيات، يُشقُّ عُنُقُه ويسبح في بركةٍ من الدماء في شقته الواقعة في إحدى المباني في العاصمة الأيسلندية، ريكافيك؛ حصَلَ هذا أثناء اغتصابهِ لآخرِ ضحاياه! كان شيئاً رهيباً وفظيعاً هذا الذي حصل!تعمل (ألينبورغ) على هذه القضية للعثور على الفاعل وتقديمه للعدالة.بالنظر لجريمة (الإغتصاب)، هل كان الجزاء القضائي لفاعله يتناسب وحجم الجريمة؟ إذا كان كذلك، فلماذا أقدَمَ القاتل على قتْل المغتصِب؟! تدور الأحداث وتتشابك القضايا وتكثر الأسئلة والتحقيقات، ويكون القاتل ما لم أتوقّعه!تبقى الآلام في باطن الإنسان تغلي كالبركان حتى إذا حصلت لها متنفَّساً خرجت لتنتقم لنفسها! ولذا كان إسم الرواية (غضب). كان الحوار الذي دار بين (ألينبورغ) و القاتل موثّراًأحببتُ أن لا أدخل في تفاصيل الرواية، كي لا أحرقها على من يودُّ قرائتها.أراد أرنالدور من خلال هذه الرواية أن يقفز بـ (ألينبورغ) لواجهة الأحداث، وأراد لنا أن نستكشف عالَمها، طفولتها ودراستها الجامعية وزواجها الأول قبل أن ترتبط بتيدي زوجها الحالي، والداها، أبناؤها، علاقتها بهم وعلاقتهم بها، وكل ما يتعلّق بها.يا ترى، هل هناك رواية يكون فيها الرجل الأول هو (سيغورور أولي)؟

  • Jim Coughenour
    2019-03-07 07:50

    Outrage is a strong title for a story this weak. As a big fan of Indridason's first few Erlendur novels, I found his latest a somnolent disappointment. Erlendur is mysteriously absent in this installment; the lead detective is Elinborg, Iceland's answer to Irene Huss (I guess), who must have most tedious interrogation technique of any officer in crime fiction. The rather inane plot disintegrates at the pace of a melting glacier. By the time she fingers the killer, no one cares. At the end of the book, she falls asleep – and I was right behind her.

  • Ola Al-najres
    2019-03-21 14:34

    "الضحايا ليست لهم صفة الضحية ما دام المجرم لا يحمل صفة المجرم"عبارة قرأتها في كتاب ما و لكنها تستحضرني بشدة بعد قراءة (غضب)فغضب تتكلم عن رونولفور ، المغتصب المتسلسل الذي له ذوق فريد في اختيار ضحاياه ، يخدرهنّ بواسطة مخدر يتسبب بفقدان جزئي للذاكرة ثمّ يمارس عليهن الفعل النكروفيلي ... ، تتالى ضحاياه ليأتي اليوم الذي تنقلب فيه أفعاله عليه ، لتجده الشرطة في شقته غارقاً في دمائه و قد شُق عنقه !المشتبه به؟ إحدى ضحاياه .هل تُعتبر جريمة أم عدالة؟ و اذا عجز القانون عن استرداد حقك ، هل تشمّر عن ساعديك و تسترده بنفسك؟اغتصاب ، مخدر ، مغتصب ، ضحايا ، مصحة نفسية ، رعاية ، خوف ، خجل .... قد تسمع بالكثير عن ذلك لكن وحده ارنالدور اندريداسون يضعك في صلب الموضوع . فأنا لا أقرأ له لمجرد قصصه البوليسية ، و إنما لأعي قضايا غيري و أكوّن رأيي الخاص عنها ...إدخال المحققة إلينبورغ كشخصية رئيسية كانت إضافة جميلة للسلسلة و لكني أفتقد المحقق إرلندور و لا زلتُ أفضله 😊

  • Pedro Casserly
    2019-03-19 10:27

    Un hombre aparece degollado en su departamento; ciertos indicios parecen señalar que la víctima habría sido un violador. En esta entrega, el Inspector Arnaldur está de vacaciones y es sustituido por su colaboradora Elinborg, y la colaboración del temperamental Sigurd Oli. La búsqueda, por momentos a ciegas, va reconstruyendo la historia que derivó en el crimen. La trama está cuidadosamente construida, sin contradicciones, y es narrada de manera bastante fluida. Aunque por momentos se me hizo un poco lenta, con algunos aspectos previsibles, una muy buena novela, que cumple con todos los ingredientes del policial clásico, y me dio mucho gusto leer.

  • Ian Laird
    2019-02-28 09:42

    Here is a new author to me, as I search for really good detective fiction writers. I’m afraid the search needs to continue. Arnaldur Indridason is only my second Icelandic writer. Unfortunately in this context, the first was the heavyweight Nobel laureate Haldor Laxness (Independent People) and that book was a dense, powerful story which seemed to steam up from the permafrost to profoundly evoke the country, its people, and especially the language and habit of the poor crofter and his world.Not so much this one.I learned when a long way in to it that this is the seventh of in the Inspector Erlendur series which has received critical approbation. Unfortunately this tale does not feature the said hero, but one of his associates, Elinborg (we never learn her second name), who is investigating the violent death of a fairly friendless young man in Reykjavik with his throat neatly sliced and a mouth full of Rohypnol. The Elinborg investigation takes us back to a polio outbreak in 1950s Iceland, to a mad woman obsessed with electromagnetic radiation, an unsolved case of a young woman’s disappearance and Elinborg’s visits to a distant village where everybody knows everybody else’s secrets but no one tells. I have to say the central character is bland, her family nicely introduced but hardly developed as characters, the investigation itself is rather plodding and the giveaway comes when Elinborg says at one stage that she has never been in a case where everyone she talks to is a suspect. Not to me they weren’t. It was fairly obvious who the killer was not and reasonably apparent who was. And some of the deductions are a bit farfetched (the leg brace and the motor oil).I had to keep reminding myself that we are in Iceland, rather than Norway or Sweden for example. I got no real feel for the country or the city scape, in contrast say to the way Jo Nesbo takes us into Oslo in his Harry Hole series.Yet, it moved along reasonably well and was entertaining enough. I am wavering between two and three and I think it has to be a two (the Indian cooking touch does not add much). I need to try Ruth Rendell and PD James.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-19 07:30

    This is a hard-to-put-down Icelandic mystery featuring Elinborg, Inspector Erlendur's female colleague. Erlendur is "away" and out of touch, supposedly on a walkabout. Elinborg is terrific detective. She pays attention to details, and doggedly pursues leads to solve what seems to be an impossible mystery. She is the mother of three, and her children make her life complicated. She loves to cook, and in Iceland, this is a challenging hobby as the local ingredients are limited. In fact, Elinborg has published a cookbook and is contemplating another. He knowledge of cooking and exotic ingredients helps her with the first clue found at the scene of a murder. The victim appears to be a man who has victimized women for several years, but always eluded police. The book gives us details about Icelandic life both in the capital city Reykjavik and small towns. It is under 300 pages which is my preferred length for a mystery and one that is hard to put down as it unfolds.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-06 11:32

    This book takes a little while to get outrageous. It may just be an effect of the translation, but I felt such a distance from the crime, I kind of forgot what horrors had been taking place. I was just so utterly charmed by Elinborg & her family & her tandoori spices & her dislike of interrogations. While this claims on the cover to be an Erlendur novel, I'm quite glad that he's not really in it at all (although cue ominous music over whatever's going to happen to him in the next novel) because I got to know Elinborg so well. One thing that drives me absolutely insane about any crime novel written by someone in Scandinavia is that it will invariably be compared to anything by Stieg Larsson, even though it's probably nothing at all like any book involving Lisbeth Salander. Mankell, Nesbo, Lindqvist (who is also "the Stephen King of Sweden" which is also preposterous), Kepler, Eriksson and now Indridason - all are compared to Larsson even though their books have nothing in common other than crime & Northern Europe. According to USA Today, this book "fills the void that remains after you've read [his] novels." Look, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest was released in the US in 2009. If for whatever reason you are a random person who still inexplicably feels that void, do not look here for satisfaction. If you enjoy delightful female detectives & seeing horrid rapists get their comeuppance, than come on in!

  • Mary Gilligan-Nolan
    2019-02-22 12:26

    I'm completely out of sequence with this one being book 7, however, it did not matter at all to the story. It was a great read and I am now happy to have found a new author and series worth reading. I have ordered book 1., it has another detective as far as I know, but that's fine. This was a novel set in Iceland and starts with the story of a man on the prowl for a victim he can drug with a date rape drug. It then surprisingly goes to the second chapter of a body discovered in a flat and while you expect it to be the girl he picked up, it turns out it's the rapist who is found with his throat cut and no sign of the girl, nothing except some of her clothes. So, the detective assigned is Elinborg and we follow her home life and her investigation of the murder. She is good character and what I particularly liked was it was all about the police procedures and finding evidence and clues to piece together what had happened and why. It was also realistic and not at all over the top like some crime novels, and this detective has her head screwed on. I really liked it and can't wait for the next one, which will be book 1.

  • Jim
    2019-02-25 09:21

    Like Black Skies, Arnaldur Indridason's Outrage is an Erlendur Sveinsson novel without Erlendur Sveinsson. In these two novels, Indridason is using his Reykjavik CID "stock company" while the reclusive detective is off in East Iceland trying to find the ghosts that have been haunting his life. Outrage stars detective Elinborg, Erlendur's only female colleague, trying to track down the killer of a rapist who uses a date rape drug (Rohypnol) to incapacitate his victims. It is unusual to find a novel about the horrors of rape quite so intensive coming from the pen of a male mystery writer. During the course of Elinborg's investigation, we meet up with several rape victims and their likewise suffering families. By the time he comes to the end of the book, the male reader is likely to have an entirely different viewpoint on the nature of rape. I wonder, in fact, if any of author Arnaldur's family or friends have been so victimized.I have read all but the most recent of his works and find my respect for him growing by leaps and bounds. It is almost as if he were about to effect a crossover from genre to mainstream literary fiction. There are few current authors whose works I buy as they are published. Arnaldur Indridason is, in fact, the only one.

  • Ellen Keim
    2019-02-18 11:49

    This was not Indridason's best effort. For one thing, the main character of his other books, Detective Erlendur, doesn't even make an appearance in this one. (Although there was a sort of cliff-hanger ending that implies that he'll be in the next one.) The detective he puts in charge while he is away just isn't as interesting. They mystery is a good one, but I was a little disappointed when it didn't go in the direction I thought it was going to. But the worst thing about this book is that it is a boring police procedural. Normally I like police procedurals, but this one is a little too routine for my taste. The detective plods along and, although she finally figures out who the murderer is, there are no exciting revelations or smart deductive reasoning involved.In my opinion the book is only worth reading if you want to keep up with the series, because even though Erlendur isn't in it, there is information about him that it would be helpful to know for the next book.

  • Frédéric
    2019-03-16 12:39

    3.5*This one is without Erlendur who took a leave at the end of last book. It's centered on his female partner Elinborg who has to deal alone with a murder related to a date rape.Being without the main character is a breather actually. It's nice to know more about the supporting cast and to see how they live, how they think, how they treat a case.The only thing is that Elinborg's life is rather dull. She's probably in her early 50s, lives with a nice guy, has 3 kids at home-experiencing communication difficulties with the oldest, likes to cook and that's about it. Indridason sometimes spends too much time on mundane details that don't add much but but tend to be boring after a while.Still, it shows Elinborg as a nice person, more empathic and intuitive than her two partners and very likeable if not very wild. The way she took care of this case is certainly very different of what Erlendur or Sigurdur Oli would have done. Considering the original crime, the fact that the lead investigator is a woman is relevant.The plot itself is classic, its main interest being in dealing with a painful topic, particularly considering the ligthness of the Hand of the icelandic Law against the monsters commiting this kind of abuse.

  • Marianne Søiland
    2019-03-11 13:40

    Må si, at etter å ha lyttet meg gjennom Indridason-krim fra første boka i serien og frem til nå, så har jeg nådd metningspunktet. Igjen. Det er ikke dårlig. Det går bare fremdeles så veldig langsomt... "Irrganger" er helt riktig tittel. Mye smårør før man møysommelig passerer målstreken. Så definitivt grundig. Men spennende? Not so much...

  • Vegantrav
    2019-02-25 07:50

    ***SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW***Maybe something was lost in the translation (the author, Arnaldur Indridason, is Icelandic), but the prose in this novel is horrible: it has all the literary sparkle and prowess of an office memo on employee break room rules.The dialogue is mechanical and unrealistic. I can't really describe how bad it is other than to say that you'll be reading a section of dialogue, and you'll think: this sounds like computer-generated dialogue; no human beings have ever conversed like this.The characters themselves are flat and listless, completely dull and uninteresting and often stupid. We are given a great deal of irrelevant details (to the plot) about the lead detective, Elinborg. These useless details about Elinborg's private life (her interest in cooking; her normal parental difficulties with her adolescent son) do nothing to make her a more appealing character or to make us even care about her.The title is even misleading: the crime being investigated in this novel is a murder. Is the murder an outrage? No, it's not an outrage: the murder victim is a rapist who was killed by the brother of one of his victims. This type of murder is the antithesis of an outrage. Perhaps the title refers to the fact that the murder victim's own crimes, as a rapist, were outrageous. I guess this is a possibility, but even his rapes (and I'm not trying to downplay the crime of rape: it is horrific, terrible, and completely and utterly immoral) are lazy and lackluster (on the rapist's part): he drugs his victims with ruffies and then rapes them, but he doesn't torture them or murder them afterwards. He's just a low-life, scumbag rapist.I can't believe I even finished this book. I kept thinking something interesting was going to happen: it did not. I kept waiting for the outrage to present itself: it never did.The cover blurb on the book says that Indridason "fills the void that remains after you've read Stieg Larsson's novels." Ummmm, no, it doesn't. I've read all of Larsson's Millennium novels. Indridason, if this book is a representative sample of his oeuvre, is not even a tenth the writer that Larsson is.

  • Sophie
    2019-02-25 11:32

    Un homme se dirige vers un bar de Reykjavik, du rohypnol (ou drogue du viol) dans ses poches. Très vite, il trouve sa cible de la soirée: une jeune femme aux cheveux sombres et portant un chandail de San Francisco. Peu de temps après, la victime est retrouvée assassinée. Il s'agit du violeur.La rivière noire est un roman policier contemporain classique, et donc différent des autres que j'avais lus par Indridason auparavant. Bien qu'il ne soit pas un de ses meilleurs (contrairement à l'encore imbattu Homme du Lac), l'intrigue est bien ficelée. J'ai particulièrement aimé le fait qu'Erlendur soit en vacances et que l'enquête soit menée par Elinborg (Indridason a trois romans qui se passent simultanément, Sigurdur Oli est, au moment de La Rivière Noire, occupé dans La Muraille de Lave, et Erlendur dans Étranges Rivages!). La rivière noire pousse le lecteur à s'interroger sur les gens qui l'entourent (peut-on réellement connaître quelqu'un?), sur les vies secrètes des étrangers qu'il croise banalement dans la rue, mais aussi sur les motivations profondes qui se cachent à l'intérieur de lui-même, sauvages et imprévisibles.Lu dans le cadre de mon défi lecture 2015 dans la catégorie "un livre originellement écrit dans une langue étrangère".

  • Chris
    2019-02-21 09:34

    Inspector Erlunder is not in this mystery but concerns about his whereabouts are starting to grow upon the conclusion of this book. The principal character and protagonist in this mystery is Elinborg, the female protege of Erlunder. She takes on a murder with very little clues and solves it quickly. Or does she? Plus there's a linkage to another murder from the past. The author does a great job of showing the daily pressures of being a cop plus being a working mom. This book is all Elinborg. She is cool and detached yet also troubled by the events she is beginning to unravel. It showcases the advantages of female police officers whose nature of listening and communicating provides real dividends. A crazy woman who was a witness would have been dismissed by a male colleague but Elinborg listens to the ramblings and finds a suspect in the fog of info. She further lays into a male colleague who was too confrontational and direct with a suspect with the result of the suspect being alerted and less reticent. A very real glimpse into village life in rural Iceland is also conveyed. I liked Elinborg's character. She's not as flawed or grouchy as Erlunder. She could be you or me.

  • David Carr
    2019-02-20 12:45

    It's pronounced ARD nal durr IN drith uh son. It's a fine book, even without Erlendur. His absence is mentioned and any casual reader knows why he is gone, poor haunted man. Detective Elinborg is the inquisitor here, and the unexpected crime and tangled frame were steadily inviting. So was the interior story of the detective's home life, subject to the Icelandic chills of every other relationship in Reykjavik. I will read them all now.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-02-20 15:35

    Outrage (Inspector Erlendur #9), Arnaldur Indriðason

  • Sheila
    2019-02-25 08:37

    Excellent police procedural investigation into the death of a man accused of using ghb to rape women.

  • Bill
    2019-03-01 10:22

    A police procedural that actually makes police work seem mundane and tedious and I mean that in a good way. In most police procedurals, each clue leads on to something and the detectives and plot move from one clue to the next, building a case. In Indriðason's book, we follow Inspector Elinborg as she follows each clue but it never seems to lead anywhere - she just methodically goes through her job. The book is as much a character study as a mystery, and it works well on both levels. We really get to know Elinborg, her insecurities and her family, and there is a fascinating mystery as well. Plus, we feel Indriðason's own outrage at the way rape victims and rapist are treated in Iceland. It was also a bold choice on Indriðason's part to sideline his main detective character Erlendur for this book - and possibly future ones since his fate is left up to question at the end this book. A bold but successful one.

  • Dorothy
    2019-03-05 10:43

    When I last checked in on Arnaldur Indriðason's Icelandic detective series featuring Inspector Erlendur, I was so irritated with his main character that I swore off him for a while and considered making it permanent. But then... I had this book on my Kindle and in the interest of clearing my reading queue, I decided to read it. I'm glad I did.The best thing about the book is that Erlendur doesn't appear in it! That dour, surly, and grim police detective who gives gruff, austere Scandinavian police detectives like Wallander and Hole a bad name, is truly one of the most completely unlikable main characters I've encountered in detective fiction. So, it was a relief not to have to deal with him this time.We find that Erlendur has gone off on leave, apparently chasing the ghosts that haunt his life, and, instead, we have his colleague Elinborg heading up the investigations.Now, Elinborg is just about the polar opposite of Erlendur. First of all, she's a woman. She has a stable domestic partnership with her husband and they have three children together. We also learn that they were foster parents to her husband's nephew who has now moved out to be with his natural father. His departure has caused a certain amount of drama since their older son was very close to the boy and he blames his parents for his departure.Elinborg is a talented amateur chef. In fact, she has already produced one cookbook and is contemplating writing another. She particularly enjoys Indian cuisine and her knowledge of the spices used in such cookery plays a part in solving the central mystery in Outrage. That Elinborg pays close attention to everything at the crime scene including smells, as well as the details reported by witnesses, is, again, a refreshing departure from Erlendur who often jumps to conclusions.Elinborg is called to the scene of a brutal death. A young man is found in his Reykjavik apartment lying in a pool of blood. His throat has been sliced from ear to ear. His pants are down around his ankles and he is wearing a tee shirt with a San Francisco logo on it. It's a tee shirt that is much too small for him and appears to be a woman's. There are date-rape "roofie" pills found in a jacket pocket and, when the autopsy is performed, they are also found in the man's mouth and throat. There is a used condom nearby and, under the bed, Elinborg finds a shawl. The cashmere shawl smells of tandoori spices and Elinborg follows her nose to find the shawl's owner.The question is, was there a woman in the apartment at the time of the killing? Was she possibly the victim of date-rape? If so, is there a pattern? Has this man committed such rapes before? In this case, was the victim able to overcome her rapist and kill him? Or was there a third party present who committed the murder or helped her to commit it?In the insular society of Iceland, rape is considered an extremely shameful crime - for the victim! (Evidently even more so than is the case in this country.) These crimes are often not reported and even if they are reported and a conviction is achieved, the punishment is generally almost negligible, perhaps a year or at most two in prison. Indriðason gives us a lot of background on Icelandic attitudes and the judicial system's handling of these cases. He obviously feels very strongly about the issue.Elinborg and her associate Sigurdur Oli follow the clues as they lead back to the village where the murder victim was born and grew up. They untangle a whole skein of unsavory memories from that isolated village - memories that no one ever really talks about.The ultimate solution to the murder is not altogether satisfactory, but at least we have the gratification of knowing that a certain justice has been served and that a serial rapist will rape no more.An interesting aside to this story was Elinborg's and Sigurdur's ruminations on their colleague, Elendur. Turns out, they don't like him any better than I do!

  • Mark
    2019-02-23 15:35

    I've only read one other book in this series, but this was thoroughly enjoyable, and despite the Erlendur tagline, the dyspeptic traditionalist is not part of this plot.Instead, the lead work is done by a female detective, Elinborg, who has a steady as a rock husband, an older son who seems to be permanently angry at her, another boy who's getting that way, and a daughter who is studious, neat and not at all like her brothers.Against this backdrop comes the mysterious murder of a young man who starts his evening by taking a date-rape drug with him to a club with the intention of luring a woman home. He is found with his throat slit, wearing a woman's T shirt, and with very little else in the way of clues.You might describe this as a detective novel by scent, because it is her sense of smell that gives Elinborg, an accomplished cook, her two big breakthroughs in the case. No spoiler alert needed, but suffice to say that what she smells on a scarf found under the victim's bed helps lead her to the victim's family, and another aroma will give her the final clue to who the killer is.Elinborg must negotiate her way through an uncooperative bunch of witnesses, including one who is mentally ill, and a hard nosed partner who screws up at least one of her interrogations, and her own gnawing guilt that she hasn't done enough for her family.Despite all that she persists and she triumphs, which is after all the sine qua non of Nordic noir.

  • Ellen
    2019-03-05 11:34

    "Outrage" by Arnaldur Indridason.I have never been disappointed by an Inspector Erlendur book by this author. However, this book was not an Inspector Erlendur mystery. Apparently Erlendur was not available and the investigation was left in the hands of Detective Elinborg, the 2nd in command. The victim, is found with his throat cut and a date rape drug on his person and in his body. The victim turns out to be a serial rapist and hardly one that would have my sympathy.It's what led up to this discovery of the victim as a serial rapist that was reminiscent of Inspector Erlendur. Elinborg's investigation takes her on a journey into darkness. Suicide and then murder the ultimate revenge. The psychology behind human emotions. emotions that drive one person to be the avenging angel so to speak may drive a town into silence. This story was listened to a 2nd time narrated/performed by George Guidall who brought the darkness of this case into light..

  • K
    2019-02-27 15:47

    Well, as Carol and others have mentioned, this story suffers for the absence of the author's central character, Erlunder, whose absence is only tangentially mentioned. I kept wondering why this novel just wasn't up to Indridason's usual excellent standard. I thought if it was Erlunder working on the case, what would be different. I'm still uncertain, but I suspect it is that his colleagues who are left to handle this case make for much better supporting cast members than a leading role. Elínborg, a female detective who works with the irascible Erlunder, carries the weight of this mystery, but simply lacks the ingredients to make her a compelling character. So I found myself growing disinterested in her domestic concerns and impatient for to arrest the culprit that we all had identified before she did. It was a decent enough plot, but clearly suffered for the unusual approach of removing a series main character. Let it be a solitary anomaly, please!

  • Katri
    2019-03-14 09:39

    Arnaldurin dekkareiden päähenkilönä toimii yleensä Erlendur, mutta tässä kirjassa Erlendur on teillä tietämättömillä, ja päätähdeksi pääseekin Erlendurin työkaveri Elínborg. Kivaa vaihtelua! (Joskin tällä hetkellä luen osaa, jossa päähenkilönä on Sigurdur Óli ja se ei tahdo kiinnostaa yhtään...)Aika perus dekkarihöttöä tämä oli. Mutta jos tykkää dekkareista tai/ja kaipaa tietyllä tavalla aika turvallista luettavaa, niin hyvin toimii. Itse olen (edelleen) ihan koukussa :D

  • Thomas Bruso
    2019-03-04 07:37

    Although the series main protagonist Inspector Erlendur is missing from the story's plot, nothing is lost on the excellent storytelling. Readers are drawn into the compelling police work and down to earth mother and wife of Detective Elinborg. Wonderfully drawn characterization and backstory on Elinborg is riveting enough to invest your time in this one-of-a-kind series. "Outrage" is highly recommended.

  • Lama
    2019-03-15 11:23

    آيسلندا التي تقع في قاع قائمة دول من حيث عدد الجرائم ، آيسلندا التي لا عمل لرجال الشرطة فيها ففي عام ٢٠٠٩ وقعت جريمة قتل واحدة ! فمن أين يأتي أرلندور بقصصه هذه التي ترمينا بعالم الجرائم الشيق ما بين مجرمين مخادعين و مهربي مخدرات و رجال شرطة لا ينامون و هم يسعون لحل الجرائم التي تقض مضاجع المجتمع الآيسلندي ... أرلندور هذا شخص عبقري بما تحمله رواياته لنا من شخوص و حبكة و نهايات مؤلمة . أدعو أن تتم عمليات الترجمة من الآيسلندية للعربية بسرعة لأحصل على المزيد من فنه

  • Anmiryam
    2019-02-18 11:21

    Not Indridason's best, but it was great to see Elinborg's character come to the fore and take charge. I knew she could be a leader. I love that she writes cookbooks in her spare time!I want to know what Erlendur is up to and I hope he reappears to fill in the blanks in the next addition to this series.

  • Eric Eden
    2019-03-03 07:33

    I may be biased — my family and I just came back from a week in Iceland. And it was pretty fun knowing some of the places that Indridason writes about. This is the first book in this series I’ve read, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s clearly set in another culture, one with different ideas about society, the role of police in that society, and many other issues. I liked reading about those living outside Reykjavik who thought that traditional Icelandic values were being lost by those living in the “big city,” which has around 200,000 people living there. (Those values include the appreciation for traditional Icelandic food and speaking “pure” Icelandic). This is a very good read for someone interested in getting a glimpse into what life in Iceland is like. Or for someone who likes a plain old methodical mystery. Good plot, with some twists. And a touch of philosophy thrown in too.

  • Ana Silva
    2019-02-21 12:48

    leuk boek om te lezen.

  • Deborah
    2019-03-16 10:45

    I really enjoy this author and have read all of his books. He has some surprises and I enjoy reading about the Icelandic scenes.