He Who Fears the Wolf
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
“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.
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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ReviewsTerribly 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
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Publication date1st July 2004
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