Lie in the Dark

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No Exit, 1999 - Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - 282 pages
3 Reviews
A quite astonishing first novel which injects the reader into the heart of the darkness which was Sarajevo at the height of the Yugoslav conflict. Reading this book is like being there. If Fesperman had taken me any closer to the action I would be demanding a flak jacket. At the book's core is a police detective, a man who must deal with conflict without never fully understanding it, who must investigate one meaningful murder while those around him are inured to daily slaughter. A humane and moving book, a great crime novel. A great novel period. Ian Rankin

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

This book is highly instructive about a war that occurred in recent years, it features some finely constructed characters and is written in competent style. I'm finding it hard to explain, even to ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Lie in the Dark is an interesting tale about life in war-torn Sarajevo and one police inspector's fight to win his own private war. In the beginning of the conflict Vlado Petrics's wife and infant ... Read full review

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