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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...

Reviews

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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  • Paperback

    9780099554974

    September 2, 2013

    Vintage

    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

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