A terrific crime novel that explores culpability, peer group pressure, betrayal and paranoia. Fossum's prose style, translated by Charlotte Barslund, is crisp and clear, with not a word wasted. * Reading Matters * I not only enjoyed it but admired it, too. I also found it playing in my head for a long time afterwards, the effect on the reader every writer surely longs for -- Lesley McDowell * Sunday Herald * The seventh Inspector Sejer novel from Norway's leading female crime writer is, like its predecessors, a gem -- Laura Wilson * Guardian * This is a battle of wits, conducted with chilly intensity and an unsettling sense of menace -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times * Few match her ability to conjure an atmosphere of emotional as well as geographical desolation -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
Karin Fossum (Author) 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. Charlotte Barslund (Translator) Charlotte Barslund translates Scandinavian novels and plays. Her recent work includes Calling Out For You by Karin Fossum, Machine by Peter Adolphsen and The Pelican by August Strindberg.