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I have been listening to KF's Sejer novels in order and each one is amazing. The plots are imaginative and tragically realistic, with accidents and misfortune propelling the narrative far more than any notion of evil genius against which the detective is pitted.
However, it is Sejer's kindness, his empathy, his humanity, that counterpoints and, in contrast, profiles the ethical failure of other characters.
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This is a well worked plot nicely played to an end.
Good moral re a tangled web of deceipt.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, I would recommend it, this author draws me in with her characters. I think this is her strength. Her insight into human behaviour is quite remarkable, the why and wherefore's her character's actions are so believable. I feel she so often gets it right in regard to how people act.
If you’ve listened to books by Karin Fossum before, how does this one compare?
I was a little disappointed as I worked this one out very early in the book but Karin's writing kept me interested until the end. I am so intrigued by her writing skill that she keeps me listening.
What aspect of David Rintoul’s performance would you have changed?
Nothing, he is like an old friend now
Any additional comments?
It is so refreshing to read murder mysteries when the main detective's offsider,
in this case Skarre, can think for himself and is more like a partner. I really like this about this series, it's not always Sajer telling his junior what to do. I also appreciate the fact that there is no 'big police boss' yelling at Sajer and demanding results. This theme is so overdone in most crime novels. So far we haven't had the killer after the main protagonist either and we learn enough about Sajer's personal life without the book becoming all about him and losing the crime as a focus
I've never read a mystery where the ending is so ridiculously obvious from the very beginning, nothing but a drab and monotonous read.