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The Drowned Boy

by Karin Fossum

Part of the Inspector Sejer Series

The Drowned Boy Synopsis

'He'd just learnt to walk,' she said. 'He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.' A 16-month-old boy is found drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector 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.

The Drowned Boy Press Reviews

A tightly woven tale in spare but piercing prose * Metro * Nordic noir of note * GQ * A simple but gripping story, balanced, believable and compassionate, about a sensitive subject -- Laura Wilson * Guardian * Fossum's Inspector Sejer novels are invariably morally and psychologically complex affairs, but The Drowned Boy might well be her crowning achievement to date -- Declan Burke * Irish Times * Fossum's Inspector Sejer novels are invariably morally and psychologically complex affairs, but The Drowned Boy might well be her crowning achievement to date -- Declan Burke * Irish Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099593621
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
Author: Karin Fossum
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Karin Fossum

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.

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