By Karin Fossum
Within the wake of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, readers are learning the wealthy trove of recent Scandinavian crime fiction. If you’ve gobbled the Millennium trilogy and are trying to find 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 area in 2009, Konrad Sejer needs to face down his thoughts and fears as he struggles to figure out why the corpses of afflicted younger males retain surfacing in neighborhood lakes. the 1st sufferer, Jon Moreno, was once recovering. His psychiatrist stated so, and so did his new pal on the clinic, Molly Gram, together with her little-girl-lost appears to be like. He used to be racked via a mysterious guilt that had pushed him to a apprehensive breakdown 12 months past. but if he drowns in useless Water Lake, Sejer hesitates to name it a suicide. Then one other corpse is located in a lake, a Vietnamese immigrant. And Sejer starts to think his age weigh on him. Does he nonetheless have the power to pursue the elusive causes for human evil?
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Axel pointed to the sleeping bag. It was green with orange lining and lay in a messy heap on the foam mattress. A blue nylon bag was leaning against the wall. " They nodded. " "It was around midnight. " "Midnight," Reilly mumbled. "You said he was quiet last night? " Sejer asked. "He was very depressed," Axel explained, "and has been for a long time: that was why he had been admitted to Ladegården. Jon is a worrier, he can't handle very much. We should not have let him sleep on his own," he added.
He had buttoned all the buttons," Sejer said. " Skarre looked up from his notepad. It was already covered with writing. "Jon was very neat," Axel said. "In absolutely every situation. Take the laces. We used to tease him about them. He always tied a double knot. " He turned away for a moment. He could see the river from the window and while no help could be found there, he needed some breathing space. The way they obsessed about minor things aggravated him, as though it was he who had driven Jon over the edge or as if somehow he could explain to them how suicidal people behave during their final hour.
He turned away from Axel Frimann. He gave the kitten something to drink. He found a tea towel on a hook and made a small nest in the cake tin. Then he carefully placed the kitten inside it. It coiled up instantly. For a while he admired the little animal, which had now quenched its thirst and settled down. He had been unaware that he had such a talent for caregiving. It was enormously inspiring. " Axel held out his mobile. " "But the fox will get them," Reilly fretted. "Of course. " "We could cover them up.
Bad Intentions by Karin Fossum