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He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum
  

He Who Fears the Wolf

Part of the Inspector Sejer Series
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“Norway’s Queen of Crime” but this is only the second to be published over here. Strangely there is no “feel” of Norway in this cracking psychological thriller; it’s very Ruth Rendellesque. An intriguing story of disturbed minds, dysfunctional families and reluctant robbers. There is much to unravel and despite the almost inevitable conclusion, it still came as a surprise. It’s a real page-turner.

If you like Karin Fossum you might also like to read books by Barbara Vine, Minette Walters and Stephen King.

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Synopsis

He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum

A boy arrives - breathless and aghast - at his police station, to report the discovery of a horribly maimed body outside an isolated house in the woods. Yet there was another person in the woods that day - standing nearby, hidden within the trees, was the mysterious figure of the local misfit, Errki. The next morning a bank in the nearby town is robbed at gunpoint. The gunman takes a hostage and flees. As his plans begin to come apart he, unlike his passive hostage, rapidly loses control. Meanwhile the search for the killer has developed into a manhunt - everyone is looking for the enigmatic Errki.


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Terribly clever and enjoyably sly. Great stuff * Daily Telegraph * Brings Ruth Rendell irresistibly to mind * Independent on Sunday * Fossum's presentation of her characters is marked by an intelligence and compassion that is not often found in the pages of crime fiction -- Donna Leon * Sunday Times *


About the Author

Karin Fossum

Karin Fossum made her literary debut in Norway with a collection of poetry in 1974. She has since published another volume of poetry, short stories and a non-crime novel. Her crime novels featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer are published in sixteen languages.

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Publication date

1st July 2004

Author

Karin Fossum

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780099565475

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