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.
Fascinating reading. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
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. INDEPENDENT
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
Karin Fossum (1954–) made her literary debut in 1974 with the poetry collection Maybe Tomorrow (Kanskje i morgen), for which she won the Vesaas First Writer's Award. She has published books in several genres, but is best known for her crime fiction series about Inspector Konrad Sejer. Several of her books have been filmed for the screen and TV. She has received a number of prestigious awards, including an LA Times Book Award and The Brage Prize for her novel The Indian Bride (Elskede Poona). In 2017 The Riverton Club named her Best Norwegian Crime Writer through the times!
Karin Fossum's books are translated into 34 languages.