The Draining Lake: A Thriller (Reykjavik Thriller)

The Draining Lake: A Thriller (Reykjavik Thriller) - Arnaldur Indridason The Inspector Erlendur series is more enjoyable with each installment as Erlendur becomes slightly less opaque, yet his relationships with coworkers and his children no less complicated. This most recent novel overlaps a tale of Icelanic and European students attending a Communist State-run college in East Germany with the discovery of a potential murder victim at the bottom of a shallow lake. While the mysteries in Indridason’s novel are well plotted and engagingly populated, the real interest lay in Erlendur’s efforts to leave his own scarred past behind, seemingly with or without his drug-addicted daughter and disinterested son. This is a very enjoyable mystery series.