Beneath the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small village where the children run in and out of one another's houses and play unafraid in the streets. But when a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquillity is disturbed forever. Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by ...
Beneath the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small village where the children run in and out of one another's houses and play unafraid in the streets. But when a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquillity is disturbed forever. Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by sadness, is called in to investigate. As the suspense builds, and the list of suspects grows, Sejer's determination to discover the truth leads him to peel away layer upon layer of distrust and lies in this tiny community where apparently normal family ties hide dark secrets. Critically acclaimed across Europe and loved by fellow crime writers including Jo Nesbo, Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter, Karin Fossum's novels evoke a world that is terrifyingly familiar.
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Haven't read book yet but it arrived on time and in good condition
Dec 22, 2011
Fossum is a fine writer, good tale-teller, and excellent psychologist. This novel has real characters that capture the reader's emotions and a story full of suspence without excess violence. The central detective is, as always, a complex human being with intelligence and sensitivity. Read it!
May 14, 2010
love this author
I love the swedish mysteries. They always have interesting people to read about. Too, a different culture to learn about. thanks, sharon
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