Author(s): Karin Fossum
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...
The first ever Inspector Sejer novel by Karin Fossum, the Norwegian 'Queen of Crime'
"A compelling read" -- Sean Farrell Irish Sunday Independent "Vintage Fossum" -- Henry Sutton Daily Mirror "It is Karin Fossum's wry observations of human frailty and the warmth with which she portrays even her flawed characters - that make this book such a pleasure to read. It's rare for me to find a book that I love so much I can't put it down, but this was one of them" -- Penny Hancock "The latest offering from the "Norwegian queen of crime" is a novel of mighty power. In The Darkness, the first Inspector Sejer novel, is intricately crafted with undeniable pedigree" -- Ruth Dugdall "In the Darkness had me hooked from the start. Fossum's writing is insightful and descriptive without being showy. There are no tricks or cliff hangers, just confident storytelling, refreshingly free from sudden bursts of implausibility. Her characters feel like real people, living in a real world, where money is tight and motivations are murky" -- Julie Corbin
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.