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  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405941631
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

The Inner Darkness

The gripping novel from the No. 1 bestseller now a hit BBC4 show

The chilling new novel from Norwegian superstar Jørn Lier Horst. This is Nordic Noir at its spine-tingling best

Thomas Kerr has finally agreed to lead the police to his final victim's grave. But the expedition goes horribly wrong after his escape into the Norwegian forest.
Wisting must launch a frantic search to find this cold-blooded killer before he strikes again.
But the body of another woman, killed weeks before, has been found. Murdered in the same way as Kerr's victims.
Is there a copycat killer on the loose?
As the clock counts down to the next murder, Wisting must put everything on the line to stop a terrifying evil before it strikes again.

  • Published: 2 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405941631
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Jørn Lier Horst

Jørn Lier Horst worked as a police officer and head of investigations before becoming a full-time writer and has established himself as one of the most successful authors to come out of Scandinavia. His books have sold over two million copies in his native Norway alone and he's published in twenty-six languages.

The Wisting series, produced by the team behind Wallander and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was a hit BBC series in 2019 with a second series due to air soon.

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Praise for The Inner Darkness

Praise for Jørn Lier Horst


If you liked Wallander you'll enjoy this too

Crime Fiction Lover

Jørn Lier Horst claims the number one spot on the winner's podium

Tvedestrandsposten, Norway

Jørn Lier Horst delivers credible crime fiction as always

Verdens Gang, Norway

Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers

The Times

Impeccably crafted police procedural

Sunday Times Crime Club

Jørn Lier Horst writes some of the best Scandinavian crime fiction available. His books are superbly plotted and addictive, the characters wonderfully realised

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Jørn Lier Horst is one of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today

Sunday Times

Jørn Lier Horst writes literary crime with high credibility and keen-eyed societal depictions - he's Norway's own Henning Mankell

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt

Horst, a former Norwegian police detective, is often compared to Sweden's Henning Mankell for his moody, sweeping crime dramas

New York Times

Tense, fast-paced . . . compelling

Sunday Times

Relentlessly exciting . . . creates a sense of real menace

The Times

Jørn Lier Horst raises the suspense level to horror proportions

Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter, 'Best Crime Novels of 2020'