Sunday, May 20, 2018

Review: The Draining Lake

The Draining Lake The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indriðason
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Inspector Erlender solves them all. Mostly. A lot of red herrings in this one but really enjoyable. The mystery was solid, and the jumps back to the past took a little time to keep all of the characters straight, but ended up making the mystery richer. We also get more glimpses into his partners' lives and I liked that, too.

Erlender's personal life continues to take turns as well. Eva Lind can't seem to get her life together, no surprise there, but we understand her better. We finally get to meet his son and I hope he sticks around too. And the woman from the last book is still around, and in typical Erlender fashion he is taking things so slowly they are almost going in reverse. He's a complicated man, folks. But he's smart and doggedly will finish any case.

This one is about spies, the cold war, East Germany, and the implications when you trust the wrong person.Oh, and a lake that is losing water and no one knows why, but that part is just the vehicle to get the ball rolling. It's another good one from Indridason. 3 stars.

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