Grant Nicol is originally from New Zealand but his fiction is set in Iceland, where he now lives. This is a bit more of a novella.
From the Blurb:
Everybody Makes Mistakes!
A mutilated body is found on a lonely street in Reykjavík.
Detective Grímur intends to see that justice is done.
Kjartan Jónsson vows that his daughter’s killer will be punished. And that the punishment will fit the crime.
Prime suspect Gunnar Atli desperately needs to prevent his own dark secrets from coming to light. And he’s not the only one.