In The Darkness: An Inspector Sejer Novel

Paperback | August 5, 2013

byKarin Fossum

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The first ever Inspector Sejer novel by Karin Fossum, who Jo Nesbo has called 'A truly great writer.'
     Eva is walking by the river one afternoon when a body floats to the surface of the icy water. She tells her daughter to wait patiently while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box Eva dials another number altogether.

     The dead man, Egil, has been missing for months, and it doesn't take long for Inspector Sejer and his team to establish that he was the victim of a very violent killer. But the trail has gone cold. It's as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer's desk: the murder of a prostitute who was found dead just before Egil went missing.

     While Sejer is trying to piece together the fragments of a seemingly impossible case, Eva gets a phone call late one night. A stranger speaks and then swiftly hangs up. Eva looks out into the darkness and listens. All is quiet.

     Gripping and thought-provoking, In the Darkness is Karin Fossum's first novel featuring the iconic Inspector Sejer. The prizewinning series has been published around the world to great acclaim.

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The first ever Inspector Sejer novel by Karin Fossum, who Jo Nesbo has called 'A truly great writer.'     Eva is walking by the river one afternoon when a body floats to the surface of the icy water. She tells her daughter to wait patiently while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box Eva dials another number altogeth...

KARIN FOSSUM began her writing career in 1974. She has won numerous awards, including the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel, an honour shared with Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her highly acclaimed Inspector Sejer series has been published in more than thirty countries.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.83 × 5.11 × 1 inPublished:August 5, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099554976

ISBN - 13:9780099554974

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read Wonderfully written, very edgy. Interesting look at a murder from a different perspective.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from In the darkness Excellent reading. Will read all of her books!
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent read Slow paced and methodical
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from In the darkness First book I have read by Karin fossum. Will give one more a chance. Key character was highly frustrating and predictable. Story had strength. Lead character didn't.
Date published: 2014-02-11

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Editorial Reviews

• "A compelling read." --Sean Farrell, Irish Sunday Independent

 • "The latest offering from the "Norwegian queen of crime" is a novel of mighty power. In the Darkness, the first Inspector Sejer novel, is intricately crafted with undeniable pedigree." --Ruth Dugdall