One mild summer evening, a young couple are enjoying dinner while their daughter sleeps peacefully in her stroller under a tree. When her mother steps outside she is stunned: The child is covered in blood. Inspector Sejer is called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully, the child is... show more
One mild summer evening, a young couple are enjoying dinner while their daughter sleeps peacefully in her stroller under a tree. When her mother steps outside she is stunned: The child is covered in blood. Inspector Sejer is called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully, the child is unharmed, but the parents are deeply shaken, and Sejer spends the evening trying to understand why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank. Then, just before midnight, somebody rings his doorbell. No one is at the door, but the caller has left a small gray envelope on Sejer’s mat. From his living room window, the inspector watches a figure disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message: Hell begins now. This is classic Fossum—and the critics are saying this is her best book since The Indian Bride.
Publish date: August 14th 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
, Psychological Thriller
Series: Inspector Konrad Sejer (#10)
The book is set in a quaint peaceful town where people are in general happy in their own lives. But the peace of the town is soon broken by a series of really nasty pranks. It all started when Lily found her baby drenched in blood. Thinking that your perfectly healthy child is suddenly bleeding to d...
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Not a mystery, as such, because you know "whodunnit" almost immediately, and not a thriller or even much of a crime novel, despite the fact that it's the tenth of a series about Inspector Konrad Sejer.This is really a novel about what happens to relationships when they are placed under extreme stres...
Another absolute winner from Karin Fossum. I am so happy I didn't wait for its' US release date! I did end up giving this book 4 stars which is pretty uncommon for me with this author's books because it seemed to come off a tad more disjointed than what others in the Ins. Sejer series have. Still ve...