Only made it through a few more pages last night- up to 75ish. Still not comfortable with the pace of this book. I feel like Indridason is trying to cram too much into the beginning, like phone calls to Erlender from Eva Lind and Valgedur. Seems like he threw those in just for us to be able to keep tabs on those characters. I don't need an update on them, I trust he will get to them at some point.
As far as the story goes, I'm curious why it seems no one really knows the boy and his family well. It's as if the victim, Elias, was a ghost. His neighbors, classmates, and even his father don't seem to know much about him...sad.