A brilliantly taut, atmospheric thriller starring Inspector Sejer from Norway's 'Queen of Crime'
Karin Fossum's critically acclaimed novels have won numerous prizes. She is two-time winner of the prestigious Riverton Award and has also won the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel, an honour shared with Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo, as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her highly acclaimed Inspector Sejer series has been published in more than forty 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 *