Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be seen again. But Matthildur leaves in her wake rumours of lies, betrayal and revenge. Decades later, somewhere in the same wilderness, Detective Erlendur is on the hunt. He is looking for Matthildur but also for a long-lost brother, whose disappearance in a snow-storm when they were children has coloured his entire life. He is looking for answers. Slowly, the past begins to surrender its secrets. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of human endurance, he realises that many people would prefer their crimes to stay buried.
A missing woman. A missing boy. Detective Erlendur returns - for the last time
"Black Skies is one of, if not the best, of Indridason's books" -- Michael Carlson Crime Time "Indridason is perhaps the best crime writer alive... Masterful as ever" Sydney Sun Herald "Essential Scandi-fiction" Sunday Express "An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical" HARLAN COBEN
Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Detectives Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key - an award also won by Scandinavian crime authors, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo - and the CWA Gold Dagger.