This story starts out slow, with important asides into Icelandic history and geology. The ending is an unexpected turnaround as Thóra Gudmundóttir sifts through clues on behalf of her client, who is charged with murder—twice. Small island life, like small town life, is revealed by what folks do and do not say. Loyalty is the standard, and not truth, Thóra finds.
She is a person who trusts her intuition and checks out the facts. Thóra can be at loggerheads with police investigators, but sh...more
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