Synopses & Reviews
Eva Magnus and her daughter
are out walking by the river when a man's body floats to the water's
surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone,
she dials another number altogether.
The police find the body anyway. Inspector Sejer and his team
quickly determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil
has been missing for months and the trail to his killer is cold. It's
as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer's desk: the murder of a
prostitute, found dead just before Egil went missing. Sejer sets to work
piecing together these two impossible cases; it's not long before he
realizes that they aren't as separate as they previously seemed.
"Tremendous suspense....A treasure for fans." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Sejer is a beautifully created character, a thoughtful, lonely man with great empathy." Publishers Weekly
well-ripened queens of psychological suspense to whom she is inevitably
compared — Ruth Rendell and PD James — the younger Fossum charts this
excursion into the unthinkable with poetic restraint."The Washington Post
About the Author
Karin Fossum is the author
of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series.
Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller. She lives in Norway.