THE DARKENING (Innbundet)

Series: Konrad Sejer 14

Author:

Karin Fossum

Norwegian title: Formørkelsen
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2018
Pages: 336
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
Series:
Serienummer: 14
ISBN/EAN: 9788202600792
Kategori: Krim og spenning
Overview Formørkelsen
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.
Adresseavisen

Heartbreaking
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.
Dagsavisen

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Reviews from Formørkelsen
"Karin Fossum skriver krim som ingen andre. Hun er mer interessert i menneskene enn forbrytelsen. Derfor er hun mer spennende å følge enn noen annen norsk krimforfatter.(...) Karin Fossum demonstrerer sitt mesterskap enda en gang."
 
Tarald Aano, Stavanger Aftenblad
"Karin Fossum viser seg nok engang som en strålende forfatter, med en sterk evne til å forsøke å forstå hva livet er. Og døden."
 
Fredrik Wandrup, Dagbladet
"Påstand står mot påstand og der henger både saken, og denne spesielle krimboka. Egentlig er det Karin Fossum som er Norges fremste krimforfatter.."Ole Jacob Hoel, Adresseavisen

Hjerteskjærende

"Høstens roman, Formørkelsen ,står fram som en av Karin Fossums beste. Igjen serverer hun ubehag og katastrofer innpakket i skarpslipt språk, og med vidåpne sanser for psykologiske finesser.

"(...) Karin Fossum fører et nøkternt språk, fylt opp av originale og presise karakteristikker. Det er lett og ledig, men likevel aldri lettvint eller sentimentalt. I Formørkelsen kommer alle Karin Fossums kvaliteter til syne: Den dybdeborende psykologen, den vitale fortelleren og den finslipte ordkunstneren."

Turid Larsen, Dagsavisen

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Author Karin Fossum

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.

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