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.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 150 x 232 x 26mm | 399.99g
- 24 Sep 2013
- Vintage Publishing
- HARVILL SECKER
- London, United Kingdom
"Be warned: if you've ever spent time with this marvellous Scandi crime character, you'll be hard pressed to hold back a tear"
"A fascinating story and the resolution of Mattildur's disappearance feels authentic and believable. Readers who like retribution in their crime novels may find Erlunder's balanced, free-from-judgemental approach difficult to comprehend, but to me this was one of the most appealing aspects of the novel. I couldn't think of a more perfect way to say goodbye to one of my favourite fictional characters" Reading Matters "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
About Arnaldur Indridason
ARNALDUR INDRIDASON worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over 10 million copies worldwide. 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.