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I Can See in the Dark: Book summary and reviews of I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum

I Can See in the Dark

by Karin Fossum

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I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum
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  • Published Aug 2014
    224 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Riktor doesn't like the way the policeman storms into his home without even knocking. He doesn't like the arrogant way he walks around the house, taking note of its contents. The policeman doesn't bother to explain why he's there, and Riktor is too afraid to ask. He knows he's guilty of a terrible crime and he's sure the policeman has found him out.

But when the policeman finally does confront him, Riktor freezes. The man is arresting him for something totally unexpected. Riktor doesn't have a clear conscience, but the crime he's being accused of is one he certainly didn't commit. Can he clear his name without further incriminating himself?

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"Starred Review. [A] bleak but clever and compelling standalone." - Publishers Weekly

"In this slim stand-alone, Fossum takes a chilling departure from her popular series featuring Norwegian police inspector Konrad Sejer. The results are a compelling - if unsettling - character study for fans of disturbing psychological suspense". - Library Journal

" It's not light reading to climb inside of a sociopath's brain, but readers who can handle the darkest tales will be rewarded by Fossum's streamlined, thoughtfully constructed story." - Booklist

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Karin Fossum Author Biography

Karin Fossum is the author of many novels and two collections of short stories. Her crime novels featuring Inspector Sejer have been translated into sixteen languages.

Don't Look Back is the first of Fossum's police procedurals to be published in the USA. The second in the series, He Who Fears The Wolf was published in 2005, and other translations of the series in English include Calling Out For You and Black Seconds.

Fossum has recently been honored with Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller. She lives in a small town in southeastern Norway.

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