Thursday, September 13, 2012
Bad Intentions by Karin Fossum
As the story unfolds, the reader starts to piece together what lies behind Jon's actions. Jon leaves enough clues behind that his mother, his doctor and his new girlfriend all inform the police that his depression came from a feeling that he had committed a heinous crime. Inspector Sejer, assigned to the case, realises that without any forensic evidence of wrongdoing that it is unlikely he will be able to prove the men's collusion in what has happened to Jon. Then the next body shows up....
Karin Fossum is one of Nordic noir's shining stars. Bad Intentions is the seventh in her series of Inspector Sejer cases. The action is more psychological than grisly or action-driven, and the clues mount up as the truth is slowly revealed. This book is recommended for mystery readers.