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  • Published: 6 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473561090
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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The Whisperer




Inspector Sejer returns in a stunning, psychologically acute new thriller from the Queen of Norwegian crime fiction.

Inspector Sejer returns in a stunning, psychologically acute new thriller from the Queen of Norwegian crime fiction.

Ragna Riegel works in a supermarket and still lives in her childhood home. She's alone in the world since her only son moved to Berlin. She longs for a Christmas or birthday card from him.

Ragna lives her life within strict self-imposed limits: she sits in the same seat on the bus every day, on her way to her predictable job. On her way home she always visits the same local shop. She feels safe in her routine, until one day she receives a letter with a threatening message scrawled in capital letters. An unknown enemy has entered her world and she must use all her means to defend herself.

When the worst happens, Inspector Konrad Sejer is called in to interrogate Ragna. Is this unassuming woman out of her depth, or is she hiding a dark secret?

PRAISE FOR THE WHISPERER:

'It is her ability to make average, often wounded human psyches crackle and glow in all the colours of the rainbow that is Fossum’s forte as a writer. She has an exceptional eye for fragility and vulnerability, and the complexity and dark humour of these states of mind.' AFTENPOSTEN

'Hviskeren contains all of the elements that make Fossum one of Norway’s foremost crime authors: Deep psychological insight ... Creepy, unnerving discomfort and plausible madness in everyday life… The unthinkable lingers and quivers within the text, creating suspense as the story builds towards the shocking reveal.' VG

  • Pub date: 6 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473561090
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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 The Whisperer

“It is her ability to make average, often wounded human psyches crackle and glow…that is Fossum’s forte...She has an exceptional eye for fragility and vulnerability, and the complexity and dark humour of these states of mind. ”

AFTENPOSTEN

“The Whisperer contains deep psychological insight ... Creepy, unnerving discomfort and plausible madness in everyday life… Builds towards the shocking reveal.”

VG

“Exemplary… the suspense is maintained with a sure touch”

Barry Forshaw, Guardian

“The new twists are all wonderful and the old creepy atmosphere is brilliantly recreated with Long Island’s swirling mists”

Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

“The final page will make your jaw drop and your heart stop”

Mark Saunderson, Evening Standard

“The Whisperer is not just one of the best works of crime fiction I have ever read but one of the best novels I have ever read… a fascinating exploration of the mentality of a paranoid schizophrenic… It is SO brilliant! Fossum… really seems to know human nature”

AN Wilson, Tablet

“Fossum has used her talent for drawing us into the minds of the misunderstood to powerful effect… [The Whisperer] can be enjoyed on its own merits as a work of fiction; yet it also communicates an experience of psychosis in a way no textbook can”

Suhanthini Farrell, BJPsych Bulletin


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