Bad Intentions

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 9, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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In the wake of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, readers are discovering the rich trove of modern Scandinavian crime fiction. If you’ve devoured the Millennium trilogy and are looking for your next read, Karin Fossum and her bone-chillingly bleak psychological thrillers have won the admiration of the likes of Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter (of Inspector Morse fame). 

In Bad Intentions, Konrad Sejer must face down his memories and fears as he struggles to determine why the corpses of troubled young men keep surfacing in local lakes. 

The first victim, Jon Moreno, was getting better. His psychiatrist said so, and so did his new friend at the hospital, Molly Gram, with her little-girl-lost looks. He was racked by a mysterious guilt that had driven him to a nervous breakdown one year earlier. But when he drowns in Dead Water Lake, Sejer hesitates to call it a suicide. 

Then another corpse is found in a lake, a Vietnamese immigrant. And Sejer begins to feel his age weigh on him. Does he still have the strength to pursue the elusive explanations for human evil?

This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE MURDER OF HARRIET KROHN.

 

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User Review  - lauralkeet - LibraryThing

What the … ? This was a very disappointing entry in the Inspector Sejer series. Three young men are spending the weekend in a lake cabin, and one dies. The other two come up with a version of events ... Read full review

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User Review  - lauri804 - LibraryThing

My first of this series (Konrad Sejer)but he didn't have a very big role in the story. It didn't need him - the story grabbed my attention quickly and never let go. The very creepy events begin in ... Read full review

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KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller. She lives in Norway.


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