The Shadow District

The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason, is a novel set in Iceland during World War II and the present day. A young woman is murdered during World War II. A man in present day is murdered and one of the few possessions he had was a newspaper cutting about the murder over 60 years ago. Are the two events related? How?

This is an interesting murder case, when the detectives are solving 2 seemingly unrelated murders. But its also interesting to learn how World War II modernized Iceland and had many farmers, who’d been living their lives not too different than their ancestors, moving to urban areas due to the war effort. Found women found themselves having more freedom than prior generations could imagine and how that changed Iceland.

Interesting read.

Read November 2019

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