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Inspector Sejer is hard at work again, investigating the brutal murder of a woman who lived alone in the middle of the woods. The chief suspect is another loner, a schizophrenic recently escaped from a mental institution. The only witness is a twelve-year-old boy, overweight, obsessed with archery, and a resident at a home for delinquents. When a demented man robs a nearby bank and accidentally takes the suspect hostage, the three misfits are drawn into an uneasy alliance.
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. Fossum once again provides extraordinary insight into marginalized lives and richly evokes the atmosphere she captured so brilliantly in Don't Look Back.
About the Author
KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller. She lives in Norway.
PRAISE FOR DON'T LOOK BACK
"You should be as delighted as I am to welcome to American book-shelves Inspector Konrad Sejer."-CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Sejer belongs alongside the likes of Adam Dagliesh and Inspector Morse-a gifted detective and troubled man, whom I am grateful to have met and look forward to knowing better."
-THE BOSTON GLOBE
"Easily one of the best new imports the genre has to offer"
— Baltimore Sun
"A superb writer of psychological suspense"
— Marilyn Stasio
"Fossum raises interesting questions throughout...That she doesn't pretend to have all the answers only adds to the force of her story."
— Wall Street Journal