This month the crime book club are meeting at 8.10 p.m BST (Note the ten minute time change) Monday 10th July 2023.
The vote has been counted and the book we are reading is Silenced by Sólveig Pálsdóttir, translated by Quentin Bates.
Silenced by Sólveig Pálsdóttir, translated by Quentin Bates
As a police team is called in to investigate a woman’s suicide at the Hólmsheiði prison outside Reykjavík, to detective Guðgeir Fransson it looks like a tragic but straightforward case.
It’s only afterwards that the pieces begin to fall into place and he takes a deeper interest in Kristín Kjarr’s troubled background, and why she had found herself in prison.
His search leads him to a series of brutal crimes committed twenty years before and the unexplained disappearance of the prime suspect, whose wealthy family closed ranks as every effort was made to keep skeletons securely hidden in closets – while the Reykjavík police struggle to deal with a spate of fresh attacks that bear all the hallmarks of a copycat.
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I look forward to chatting with you about Silenced soon.