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. The Darkening 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 6/6
'Karin Fossum once again shows herself a magnificent writer, with a strong ability of trying to understand life. And death.'
'It is word against word in this case, and very special crime novel. Really, Karin Fossum is the most foremost of Norwegian crime writers.'
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