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*** The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason


The Shadow District takes us to Iceland during WWII, under occupation by the Allies and at a time of great change in Icelandic society. A young woman is murdered, perhaps two, and the police errs in arresting the wrong person. Decades later, one of the police officers reopens the investigation and finds that long-held secrets are bubbling up, but many of the actors have died, or are dying in front of his eyes.

While the investigation is interesting in its own right, the historical perspective makes the book.

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