The Drowned Boy

Author(s): Karin Fossum


'He had just learnt to walk,' she said. 'He was playing on a blanket on the floor and then suddenly he was gone.' She tried to dry her tears. She was only nineteen years old, though she somehow seemed younger. 'I know that it's my fault. You can tell me, I know what you're thinking. I should have kept an eye on him, but I was only away for a few minutes.' A 16-month-old boy with Down's Syndrome is found naked and drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Konrad Sejer is called to the scene as there is something troubling about the mother's story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.


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The first new Inspector Sejer novel since The Caller in 2011.

"Karin Fossum shows us how the crime novel can be more than sheer entertainment literature... Well-written and gripping" Dagbladet "Karin Fossum is among our foremost authors, regardless of genre. This because of her unique ability to create real people and her deep understanding of the human soul. She has always mastered this, but never better than in Carmen Zita og doden " Drammens Tidende "Among Fossum's finest novels...another novel from Karin Fossum with a strong literary quality, wisely distributed portions of revealing details and quivering suspense" Dagsavisen

Karin Fossum began her writing career in 1974. She has won numerous awards, including the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel, an honour shared with Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her highly acclaimed Inspector Sejer series has been published in more than thirty countries. For a guide to all of the books in the Sejer series from our friends at Crime Fiction Lover, click here:

General Fields

  • : 9781846558542
  • : Vintage
  • : Harvill Secker
  • : 0.336
  • : June 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2015
  • : books

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  • : Karin Fossum
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 839.8238
  • : 224