This is the second of Indridason's books I've read. The first was Voices
. Yes, I'm reading the series in reverse order. He's rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. It's a consistently dark and moody setting, and I really like that. I also get more involved with the characters than I usually do when reading. I really want to know what's going on in their lives; what made them the way they are.
This book was significantly more violent than Voices, where most of the violence happened before the book opened. I have mixed feelings about that, but it seemed to work. It did take me a little while to get used to the alternating flashbacks, especially since they weren't obviously signalled. But for a book where so much happened in the past, I believe it's the best way to tell it.
I'm really looking forward to reading Jar City
, and then re-reading all three in order. I can't recommend this book highly enough.