Black Seconds

  • by Karin Fossum
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off to buy sweets. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her 10th birthday. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, Helga Joner, her mother, starts to worry. She phones the shop and various friends, but no one has seen her daughter. As the family goes out looking for Ida, Helga’s worst nightmare becomes reality, and they contact the police.
Hundreds of volunteers comb the neighbourhood, but there are no traces of Ida or her bike. As the relatives reach breaking point and the media frenzy begins, Inspector Sejer is calm and reassuring. But he finds the case puzzling. Usually missing children are found within forty-eight hours. Ida Joner seems to have vanished without a trace.

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Customer Reviews

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Amazing, gripping, sad

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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- Catherine

Good plot

This is a well worked plot nicely played to an end.
Good moral re a tangled web of deceipt.
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- Goronwy-Wyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks