He offered her another margarita, and, as he returned from the bar, he carefully slid the pill into her glass. They were getting along fine, and he was sure she would give him no trouble...
48 hours later
A young man is found dead in a pool of blood. There is no sign of a break-in at his flat. The victim is found wearing a woman's t-shirt, while a bottle of Rohypnol lies on the table nearby.
Detective Elinborg, already struggling to juggle family life and the relentless demands of her job, is assigned the case. But with no immediate leads to the killer, can she piece together details of the victim's secret life and solve a brutal murder?
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Arnaldur Indridason's new novel, Outrage, is further evidence that he's one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation - Sunday Times
Such stately, well-mannered entertainment is not to be sniffed at - Scotsman
That rugged Icelandic glacier, Detective Erlendur, is away from Reykjavik and a disturbing case is handled by his female sidekick, Elinborg. The female perspective crates a different kind of novel from those built around Arnaldur Indridason's withdrawn and isolated loner. Here we have a detective worrying about her family while handling with sensitivity the victims of a serial rapist - Independent
Indridason is one of the best of the new European authors coming into English, right up there with Henning Mankell and Karen Fossum - The Globe and Mail
Inspector Erlendur is one of the most compassionate detectives to come this way in a long time - New York Times
Indridason is a master of atmosphere. - The Vancouver Sun
Indridason has definitely vaulted onto the A-list of Scandinavian crime authors. - Booklist
This series places Indridason at the centre of the best of contemporary crime fiction. He is a master storyteller, and has a real gift for evoking the complex humanity at the heart of the most dour-seeming individuals. - The Guardian
Arnaldur Indridason is one of Iceland's most successful authors ever. His books have been translated into many languages and published in 26 different countries, winning many literary prizes including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year in the UK. His novel, Jar City, was filmed as Myrin, and is currently being remade in an English language version.