From the book jacket: Critically acclaimed across Europe, Karin Fossum's Inspector Sejer novels are
masterfully constructed, psychologically convincing, and compulsively readable.
They evoke a world that is at once profoundly disturbing and terrifyingly
Comment: Karin Fossum is well known in her native country of Norway and much of Europe where her books are bestsellers and she is known as 'Norway's Queen of Crime', but this is her first book to be published in the USA. The setting would seem to be just right for a 'cozy' detective mystery - a picturesque valley town - but this is not a cozy tale and as the nasty surprises build up it becomes apparent that all is not as it would seem to be in this insular, homogenous small town. Incidentally, the excerpt that you can read at BookBrowse will probably ...
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