Author(s): Karin Fossum
A mother and child are found dead in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. There is a bloody footprint at the scene. Meanwhile, another mother confesses to her son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, now the focus of the boy's obsession, is not his real father. Chief Inspector Sejer is tasked with investigating the murder - and soon receives important information about the two families...
"A contemporary Patricia Highsmith" Irish Times "Fossum writes humane thrillers which perturb and chill" Observer "Fossum's intelligence compassion...is not often found in the pages of crime fiction" -- Donna Leon Sunday Times "A superb writer of psychological suspense" New York Times "There's always something dark hovering on the edge of the page, something about getting what you wish for and the crushing irony when that gift proves your undoing" New York Times Book Review
Karin Fossum has won numerous awards, including the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel, an honour shared with Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her highly acclaimed Inspector Sejer series has been published in more than thirty countries.