The Draining Lake: A Thriller (Reykjavik Thriller)
Title: The Draining Lake: A Thriller (Reykjavik Thriller)
Author: Mr. Arnaldur Indridason
When the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls following an earthquake to reveal a skeleton half-buried in its sandy bed, Inspectors Erlendur, Elinborg, and Sigurdur Oli look into the long-unsolved disappearance of a young left-wing student during the Cold War.
Following an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls, revealing a skeleton. Inspector Erlendur’s investigation takes him back to the Cold War era, when bright, left-wing students in Iceland were sent to study in the “heavenly state” of Communist East Germany. Teaming with spies and informants, though, their “heavenly state” becomes a nightmare of betrayal and murder. Brilliantly weaving international espionage and a chilling cold case investigation, The Draining Lake is Arnaldur Indriason at his best.