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  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099554974
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

In the Darkness

An Inspector Sejer Novel


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The first ever Inspector Sejer novel by Karin Fossum, the Norwegian 'Queen of Crime'

Eva is walking by the river with her seven-year-old daughter when they catch sight of a man’s body in the water. Eva tells her daughter to wait while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box she doesn’t call them. Instead she phones her father, and makes no mention of her discovery.

When the body is eventually found, it soon becomes clear to Inspector Sejer and his team that this was no accidental drowning – the man was the victim of a very violent killer. But the trail has gone cold. Until, one night, Eva receives a phone call...

  • Pub date: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099554974
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Karin Fossum

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.

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Praise for In the Darkness

“This is a tightly-written, carefully plotted story with amazing depths which is likely to remain with you long after you close the book”

Get West London

“This is the perfect way in to Fossum’s dark minatory world, in which the levels of psychological acuity are set against a stunningly executed narrative”

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