Silence of the Grave When a decades-old skeleton is found at a Reykjavík construction site, an emotionally crippled detective digs into the very cold case while coping with his… Silence of the Grave When a decades-old skeleton is found at a Reykjavík construction site, an emotionally crippled detective digs into the very cold case while coping with his… 2006-10-03 Fiction Mystery and Thriller St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Review

Silence of the Grave (2006)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Oct 03, 2006; Writer: Arnaldur Indridason; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur

When a decades-old skeleton is found at a Reykjavík construction site, an emotionally crippled detective digs into the very cold case while coping with his strung-out daughter.

Ick Factor
Moderate: the skeleton's history, its ghoulish excavation, plus grislier aspects of addiction.

Lowdown
Two dramatic stories hurtle toward each other from decades apart, like a time-travel tale in which everyone is either already dead or getting there fast.

Originally posted Sep 29, 2006 Published in issue #900 Oct 06, 2006 Order article reprints