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The Dancer

The Dancer

Author(s): Óskar Guðmundsson, Quentin Bates (Translator)

Location(s): Reykjavik

Genre(s): Psychological Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

Tony is a young man who has always been on the losing side in life. He was brought up by his troubled, alcoholic mother who had a past of her own as a talented ballerina, until a life-changing accident brought her dreams to a sudden end. As her own ambitions for fame and success were crushed, she used cruel and brutal methods to project them onto her young son – with devastating consequences. There’s no doubt that a body found on Reykjavik’s OEskjuhlid hillside has been there for a long time. The case is handed to veteran detective Valdimar, supported by Ylfa, who is taking her tentative first steps as a police officer with the city’s CID while coping with her own family difficulties. It’s not long before it’s clear a vicious killer is on the loose – and very little about the case is what it appears to be at first glance.

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