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Karin Fossum

3.73 of 5 Votes: 3
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I Can See in the Dark (2013)
language
English
3.31 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: A sociopathic nurse is the main character in this Karin Fossum novel, a dark story that relies more on menacing atmosphere than on graphic descriptions of criminal activity. I always enjoy how this author insightfully explores the less desirable aspects of human nature. There are...
Evas Öga (1995)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I'm really enjoying this series with Inspector Sejer. He has such an analytical way of looking at crimes. And trying to make all the pieces fit. This time the story is about the murder of a man, who's body is found in a stream. The Inspector wonders if this murder might be co...
Bad Intentions (2008)
language
English
3.52 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I have to agree with others who have said that this book is not up to Fossum's usual high standards. The shifting narrative points of view she has used to such good effect elsewhere feel routine this time, and the plot itself is rather unimaginative. One of the things I like ab...
Jag kan se i mörkret (Konrad Sejer #2) (2012)
language
English
3.32 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I lied. I didn't actually finish this book. It's the first Karin Fossum book I have not avidly devoured. To say it was very disappointing is putting it mildly. I reached 100 pages, and thought I do not want to spend another moment in this abhorrent character's mind. As a fan of F...
Ik kan in het donker zien (2000)
language
English
3.32 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Good book, Riktor is not a nice man by the stretch of anyone's imagination. He's mean. He's solitary. He doesn't like people. He likes to hurt old people living in the nursing home he works at regularly. How then, do we find ourselves rooting for him to overcome his challeng...
Eva's Eye (1995)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book was recently released in English- I didn't realize it is actually the 1st in the series, rather than the most recent. That being said, there is SO much more background info on the main characters here that in later books gets ignored completely. We meet other officers t...
In the Darkness (1995)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The nearly 20-yo first installment of a Scandinavian series based in an unnamed smallish Norwegian town. Quite a good story, with an even better structure and excellent final flourishes.. The only real downside here was prose that sometimes lacked spark, and it's tough to tell wh...
Eva's oog (1995)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This was less of a mystery and more of a slow thriller. Inspector Sejer is hardly the main character, so there was little slow unfolding of an intricate mystery. Rather, the reader is given the present-day set up, then for two-thirds of the book provided with a chronological flas...
Evino oko (1995)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The first of Fossum's books featuring Inspector Sejer, tho only recently translated into English. I actually enjoyed this somewhat less than her other books, which is not so surprising as she is now a more experienced author. The ending - no, don't worry, won't give it away - i...
Evas Øye (1995)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is the first in the Dect.Sejer series, which I generally like quite a bit...but I guess Karin Fossum was just 'developing' him and that he has mellowed well w/ age because he's just a bit of a pompous guy..well, maybe not pompous but not particularly likable from a reader's ...
The Caller (2009)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: At first I thought this was going to be a lightweight, shallow, if rather enjoyable book. But it turned out to be much more. Very well-written and provocative. The plot was an unusual one that developed very nicely. Personally, I would have preferred some loose ends to be tied up...
The Water's Edge (2007)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is the 8th Inspector Sejer mystery (for some reason the 7th,"The Murder of Harriet Krohn"--originally published in Norway in 2004--is just coming out in America this year). I couldn't set it down, and yet it was disappointing in many ways. The book takes place over nearly ...
Kwade wil (2008)
language
English
3.52 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Three friends go to a cottage by a lake for a weekend. At night the get in a small row boat and start rowing and in the process one of the lads falls overboard and drowns. The other two do not try to save him and make a pact not to call the police until the next morning. When the...
Den onde viljen (2008)
language
English
3.52 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Once again, Fossum does not write a straight-up procedural crime novel. This is less of a "whodunit" and more of a "what did they do?" While Sejer and Skarre feature in the novel, it is primarily from the perspective of the three friends, Axel, Reilly and Jon. What I like is that...
Varsleren (2009)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Johan oli taas kirja Fossumilta. Alkoi rauhallisesti ja tuuditti jo lukijansa siihen käsitykseen, että tällä kerralla ei tapahdu mitään. Ei mitään pahaa. Kunnes. Ensin lukija ajattelee, että ei näin. Tämähän on halpamaista ja kieroa, eihän tämä näin voi mennä. Mutta voi se, ja vi...
Den som elsker noe annet (2007)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Once again, Fossum centres her book on a crime that is not "pure evil" as we're used to seeing in "find the killer" books, but rather a crime that just feels unfortunate and sad. While the characters are dark, they're still human. This is particularly notable given the perpetrato...
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