Inspector Sejer must track down a sinister figure who fled from the scene of a terrible crime.
Walking through the woods one warm September day, Reinhardt and
Kristine Ris pass a man who is in a state of agitation. Unusually in a
small town, he does not return Kristine’s smile and drives off in a
hurry. Near the end of their walk they make a terrible discovery: lying
in a cluster of trees is the lifeless body of a young boy. It is a
moment that will change their lives for ever.
Inspector Sejer is called to the scene, but can find no immediate cause
of death. As the weeks go by, the appeal for the man seen in the woods
to come forward remains unanswered. A once peaceful community is deeply
shaken and the children lose the sense of complete freedom they had
enjoyed. Then a second boy goes missing.
About the Author
Karin Fossum made her literary debut in Norway in 1974. The author
of poetry, short stories and several novels, her 'Inspector Sejer' series
has been published in twenty-six countries.
"Like the best Rendell...she tackles the reasons people commit crimes and the devastating effect it has on the protagonists' lives" - Good Book Guide
"Explores the process of scapegoating, and the awful human cost of false accusations ... may well bring the half-Swedish Ruth Rendell irresistibly to mind" - Boyd Tonkin Independent
"Fossum's elucidation of the criminally degenerate mind is first-rate" - Mail on Sunday
"An engrossing pyschological thriller" - Sunday Telegraph
Series: Inspector Sejer Mystery S.
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1