This was the first Fossum book for me and I enjoyed it very much. Witnesses say that the bank robber has kidnapped a woman. Overwhelmingly, suspicion is directed at Errki Johrma, the young man who has run away from the clinic. As far as I can find out, the first book in the series has not yet been translated into English. Developing the story in clean, straightforward prose, Fossum reveals the disturbing thoughts of Errki, Morgan, and Kannick, along with their traumatic backgrounds, stories which need no additional melodrama. Kannick, who wants to become a national archery champ, wallows in the attention he gets from his peers at the home, describing the gory condition of Halldis's body in exchange for candy. The way these two individuals interact really drives the story and makes for interesting psychological analysis.
The next morning, the bank is robbed at gunpoint, a hostage is taken and the suspect takes to the woods. What makes it interesting is the way the author has written this - it's more about the characters, what led them to where they are in life, and how things unfold unexpectedly when their lives intersect. Shrewdly, patiently, as is his way, Inspector Sejer confronts a case where the strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangeness of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect. Instead he clenched his teeth and stood as still as he could on the steps. It's a testament to Fossum's skill as a writer not to mention Felicity David's translation that the book is as gripping as it is. Instead giving us a mussing on what its like to be the outsiders in there world. The chief suspect is another loner, a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution.
My reading has taken an unexpected for me twist in the last three weeks considering that I was completely unaware of Karin Fossum's existence until mid-August. The two cases begin to strangely entwine during the course of the investigation. Set in a chicken coop, and making use of existing baroque music, Donna Gallina was premiered in Innsbruck. One thing that is quite notable about Fossum is that she gets inside I'd pretty much sworn off of detective novels, but two things made me pick up a few of Karen Fossum's crime novels: the Norwegian settings and the promise of a good psychological thriller in the tradition of Ruth Rendell or Minette Walters. In fact, it was as almost though what I'd actually read once before was a different book--but one with the same creepy characters caught up the same unpleasant situation, and for the very same reasons. In this novel, he meets Sara, a doctor at the asylum, and he begins to fall in love. The second novel to appear in English translated by Felicity David , this tale takes three individuals who would typically fall into the category of dysfunctional misfits and occupy the outer fringes of society and contrives their meeting.
It is musing on this situation that Sejer encounters his next problem, as it proves that an ominous feeling about a shifty character who marches into Fokus Bank comes to fruition. He takes shelter in an abandoned cabin, listening to voices inside his head that tell him what to do. Fossum once again provides extraordinary insight into marginalized lives and richly evokes the atmosphere she captured so brilliantly in Don't Look Back. When push comes to shove and I cant think what to read ill grab one from the pile. Shrewdly, patiently, Inspector Sejer confronts a case where the strangeness of the crime is matched only by the strangeness of the criminals, and where small-town prejudices warp every piece of information he tries to collect. Inspector Sejer and his junior partner, Skarre.
Originally published as: Den som frykter ulven, by J. James will find this type familiar. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. The story starts off with the escape from an psychiatric asylum of Errki, a strange young man haunted by inner demons. The only witness is a twelve-year-old boy, overweight, obsessed with archery, and a resident at a home for delinquents.
Fossum has an interesting style. It seems that the chief suspect is Errki Johrma, a loner who is probably psychotic and has recently escaped from a mental institution. A wonderful psychological rendition of everyone : Chief Inspector Konrad Sejer and his team are called into investigate the murder of Halldis Horn, an elderly woman who lives alone in the woods near a small village. Occasionally, the ironies are leavened with dark humor. But will I be able to get any sleep now? Errki Johrma, a 24-year-old who has been committed to a residential lockup for the disturbed, escapes the residence in rural Norway and seeks solitude in the woods. The irony is that the investigation into a brutal murder and bank robbery is almost aside show. But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together.
In which case both his first and last names are impossible. One reason for this is the relative absence of Det. At the same time, Sejer, a widower for eleven years, confers with Errki's psychiatrist in order to understand Errki more fully, and finds himself powerfully drawn to her as he tries to solve Halldis's murder and the robbery of the bank by apprehending Errki and Morgan. Sejer seeks guidance from Errki's psychiatrist, Dr. Mary Whipple When an elderly woman is found murdered on the front steps of her house shortly after a schizophrenic escapes from the nearby mental institution, there is a witness, an overweight young man who lives in a home for boys, Kannick Snellingen. Her crime novels featuring Inspector Sejer have been translated into sixteen languages. It is this combination of two dangerous and unstable individuals with nothing to lose that so worries Sejer.
The chief suspect is another loner, a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution. The latest Inspector Sejer novel to appear in English is just as suspenseful and moody as Don't Look Back, and yet isn't as strong. Morgan his abductor and bank robber seems to facilitate in this proses allowing Errki to open up about his life. I'd recommend this book to fans of insightful psychological thrillers. Amazing book, even better than the first one. Fossum once again provides extraordinary insight into marginalized lives and richly evokes the atmosphere she captured so brilliantly in Don't Look Back. Je preto otázne, ako by autorkine úvahy ovplyvnila skúsenosť nórskej Próza Karin Fossum mňa osobne oslovuje kvôli klasickej výstavbe detektívneho príbehu.