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The Water's Edge : The Inspector Sejer Series : Book 7 - Karin Fossum

The Water's Edge

The Inspector Sejer Series : Book 7

By: Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9780099555049
Number Of Pages: 227

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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.


A quick, gripping read!


Great book to take on holidays. Not overwhelming but holds ones interest.



Incredible insight into the human mind


Karin Fossum has a gift for seeing into the characters of this book and making them come alive. The subject matter of the book is touchy but she has handled it with finesse. I would recommend this book for a mature reader.

Porepunkah, Victoria


The Water's Edge

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"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

ISBN: 9780099555049
ISBN-10: 0099555042
Series: Inspector Sejer Mystery S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

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