He knew at once it was a human bone, when he took it from the baby who was sitting on the floor chewing it
A skeleton, buried for more than 50 years, is uncovered at a building site on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Who is it? Was it murder? Introspective Inspector Erlendur gets to the bottom of this gut-churning story.
Erlender is a guilt-ridden loner, a failure in his personal life, a man who constantly broods over his past. He suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and wonders how people had survived for hundreds of years in a country with such a harsh climate. It’s a wonder sometimes how he can get himself out of his apartment.
But Erlendur is a Seeker of Truth and he sets out to find it despite all setbacks. The mysteries he unravels are totally gripping. Silence of the Grave certainly gripped me.
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