A twelve-year-old boy runs into the local police station, claiming to have seen a corpse in the woods. Errki Johrma, an escaped psychiatric patient, was spotted at the scene, before vanishing into the trees.
The next morning a bank in a nearby town is robbed at gunpoint. The gunman takes a hostage and flees. As his plans starts to come apart he, unlike his passive hostage, rapidly loses control. Meanwhile the search for the killer has developed into a manhunt - everyone is looking for the enigmatic Errki.
This is the third book about Inspector Sejer.
If you like the Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, you´ll also enjoy the work of Karin Fossum. He Who Fears The Wolf is distinguished by a humane approach to its troubled characters.
Fossum´s presentation of her characters is marked by an intelligence and compassion that is not often found in the pages of crime fiction.
DONNA LEON, SUNDAY TIMES
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