My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A mystery a man with no friends or family is found dead where he has lived an worked for 20 years. None seems to know anything about him or his life. Slowly a strange and surprising picture emerges. This is no small part due to Erlendurs persistence. As always this is aided by his grumpy demeanour and direct manner.
In all of the Erelndur novels his discordant family and preoccupation with his long-lost brother form a background.Erlendur is always preoccupied with the missing. This is quite evident in this story.