Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason was a great read. Inspector Erlendur is off of work and travels to his desolate childhood home to camp. He’s visited by a ghost-like figure often and is haunted by the memories of his younger brother being lost in a storm. After chatting with a local about the history of the area, he starts researching the disappearance of a woman’s from decades ago. She went missing during another sudden storm where a unit of military also went missing. All the men were found, but the woman’s body never was.
Along the way, Erlendur is dealing with the loss of his brother and looking for any clues possible from where his brother ended up.
This was a dark tale with cold scenes and colder people. How the old stories unravel in the present is disturbing. Erlendur is not working within the law here, but its probably for the best.
Great read! Read January 2020