A married couple check into a hotel with their 15-month-old son. The next morning, the boy falls from the sixth-floor balcony and dies instantly. His parents' explanations differ substantially. Both of them have something to hide. Who has the right to have a child? How could a child die in such a way? This time, Konrad Sejer knows it is extremely important to find out the truth. Formørkelsen is a masterful crime novel and a dangerous marital drama.
Karin Fossum is a crime writer like no other. She takes more interest in the people than the crime itself. That makes her more exciting to follow than any other Norwegian crime writer. In this book Karin Fossum once more shows us how masterful she is.
Stavanger Aftenblad - Six out of six stars
Karin Fossum once again shows herself a magnificent writer, with a strong ability of trying to understand life. And death.
Dagbladet – Five out of six stars
It is word against word in this case, and very special crime novel. Really, Karin Fossum is the most foremost of Norwegian crime writers.
The Darkening comes across as one of Karin Fossum`s best crimes. Again it is unpleasantness and catastrophe, wrapped in sharp language and with wide-open senses for psychological finesse. Karin Fossum´s writing is sober, filled with original and precise characteristics. It is easy to read, but still never too light or sentimental. In The Darkening all Karin Fossum´s qualities can be seen: The psychological depths, the vital storyteller and the sharp wordsmith.
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