By Karin Fossum
Within the wake of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, readers are getting to know the wealthy trove of recent Scandinavian crime fiction. If you’ve gobbled the Millennium trilogy and are searhing for your subsequent learn, Karin Fossum and her bone-chillingly bleak mental thrillers have gained the admiration of the likes of Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter (of Inspector Morse fame). In undesirable Intentions, the most recent installment within the Inspector Sejer sequence because the Water’s facet in 2009, Konrad Sejer needs to face down his stories and fears as he struggles to figure out why the corpses of afflicted younger males continue surfacing in neighborhood lakes. the 1st sufferer, Jon Moreno, was once recovering. His psychiatrist acknowledged so, and so did his new good friend on the health facility, Molly Gram, along with her little-girl-lost appears to be like. He was once racked via a mysterious guilt that had pushed him to a frightened breakdown 12 months past. but if he drowns in lifeless Water Lake, Sejer hesitates to name it a suicide. Then one other corpse is located in a lake, a Vietnamese immigrant. And Sejer starts off to suppose his age weigh on him. Does he nonetheless have the power to pursue the elusive factors for human evil?
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Go through everything that happened. " They had not expected such attention to detail. Calmly and methodically Sejer worked through the events of the past two days and Skarre noted down everything that was said. "In cases such as this," Sejer went on, "we follow a procedure. It consists of a series of questions. " Skarre had pushed his chair toward the wall. He exuded a boyish enthusiasm as though these routines had not yet started to affect or bore him. "Let's talk about last night," Sejer said.
Axel shot up from his seat. "We didn't know he was in such a bad way," he said. "If we had known, we would have taken better care. And if the hospital had known about his intentions, they would not have given him permission to leave for the weekend. Ingerid. Listen to me. " Ingerid Moreno nodded and wiped away her tears. Reilly remained in his seat without saying anything. Ingerid did not appear to see him. She was caught in the light which always surrounded Axel. If Axel could act so convincingly, with such apparent sincerity, how often had he himself been deceived?
Jesus," Axel said, "I'm impressed. " "No," Reilly said. " Axel stuck his hand in his pocket and came up with a pack of Marlboros. The flame from the lighter made his face glow. " Jon asked. "Just felt like a cigarette," Axel replied. Jon stared at his feet, he was feeling nauseous. He was far away from the cabin and even farther away from the hospital. I'm in their way, he thought, I'm the weak link. I can't do what they can. Axel's eyes glow like his cigarette, those eyes will never leave me in peace.