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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (980 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arnaldur Indriðason Narrator: George Guidal Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Reykjavík Murder Mysteries Release Date:
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Arnaldur Indriðason is universally recognized as one of the top Scandinavian crime novelists writing today, and in Outrage he is at the top of his form.

Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlendur decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elínborg, in charge while he is gone. When a disturbing case lands on her desk, Elínborg is quickly thrust into a world of violent crime. The murdered man turns out to be a serial rapist, and Elínborg must overcome her feelings of disgust for the victim if she wants to catch his killer before he strikes again.

With exceptional prose, heart-pounding suspense, and a mystery that is not solved until the last page, Indriðason fans everywhere will be thrilled to return to Reykjavik in this outstanding crime novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A commanding new voice…puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Mesmerizing.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Genuinely fascinating…A deeply compelling procedural that should provide Indridason an even wider audience than he already has found.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Indridason keeps readers guessing until the very last pages.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “What’s Icelandic for ‘We have ourselves a winner?’” 


  • A 2012 Barry Award Nominee for Best British Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 2/4/2014

    " Not anErlander story butan investigation by one of his 2 associate investigators, and therefore the novel suffers for the loss of Erlander and his depressed and quirky natural. It is like a Nesbo Harry Hole book without Harry being there. It is a rather standard crime and anon imaginative solution. Not his best effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin | 2/3/2014

    " Indridason never disappoints. This book doesn't feature his regular protagonist, Erlendur, instead focusing on his right-hand woman, detective Elinborg. She is brought brilliantly to life as she tries to investigate the murder of a man who seems to have been using date rate drugs to attack women. As usual, it's a probing psychological study rather than just a bland whodunit, revealing how a crime can echo through the years. But it also touches other subject, such as the distance that develops between parents and their growing children. Superb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Glyn Smith-Wild | 1/28/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was the first of Arnaldur Indridason I have read, and it won't be the last. The plot, although a bit sluggishe here and there, kept me captivated right to the last page. The unusual setting - Iceland - and the unusual, quircky characters came alive for me. The only probelm I had with it was it kept me from my writing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert Intriago | 1/24/2014

    " I like what the author did in this book. Erlunder is not there. He has taken a vacation. The criminal story is not than unusual but the information about one of Erlunder's coworker is. The author has tried to deviate and give you an in depth background into Ms. Elinborg's life and family and her conduct of the investigation. I found this interesting in that she has a different method of the investigation and she uses a different type of interview techniques than Erlunder's. I look forward to future books involving her. "

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About the Author

Arnaldur Indriðason won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of the Grave. The film of Jar City, now available from Netflix, was Iceland’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and the film of Silence of the Grave is in production with the same director. The film Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, is based on an Icelandic film written by Indriðason, who lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.