The Water's Edge
Publish date: August 4th 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
, Scandinavian Literature
Series: Inspector Konrad Sejer (#8)
Genre fiction is all about escapism, said no crime fiction fan ever.A young boy's body is found in a remote park. It is clear he has been abused and then dumped. The only lead Inspector Sejer has to go on is the man a young couple passed before discovering the boy. And then a second boy goes missing...
Very readable, but ultimately thin and disappointing. The ending was inappropriately upbeat, with the paedophile fairly happy in prison though it seeems more likely that he would be persecuted by other inmates. The Inspector saying to the victim's mother that it was worth getting to know her and her...
I plan on giving all of my Karin Fossum reviews the same statement because I don't even want the hint of a spoiler on this woman's fantastic work. Fossum's writing gave me my love of Scandanavian mystery writers and I seek those writings out. Hands down,though, Fossum's work is the best I have come ...
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