Beneath the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small village where the children run in and out of one another's houses and play unafraid in the streets. But the sleepy village is like a pond through which not enough water runs - beneath the surface it is beginning to stagnate. When a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquility is disturbed forever. Enter Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by sadness. As the suspense builds, and the list of suspects grows, Sejer's determination to discover the truth will lead him to peel away layer upon layer of distrust and lies, in this tiny community where apparently normal family ties hide dark secrets. Critically acclaimed across Europe, Karin Fossum's novels evoke a world that is terrifyingly familiar. Don't Look Back introduces the tough, ethical Inspector Sejer to British readers for the first time.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 335 g
Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 mm
"It is a fact: Karin Fossum is Norway's new Queen of Crime. She knows how to write, how to develop a detailed and believable mystery, how to construct plausible characters and settings"; Kjetil Wold, Stavanger Aftenblad "A tour de force in the art of seduction. Karin Fossum not only has command over suspense-building devices, but also a real sensitivity to the psychologically fear-provoking. It is a pleasure to read a suspense novel that is so skillfully crafted and so evident of literary quality"; Turid Larsen, Arbeiderbladet