Don't Look Back

  • by Karin Fossum
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beneath the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small village where the children run in and out of one another's houses and play unafraid in the streets. But the sleepy village is like a pond through which not enough water runs - beneath the surface it is beginning to stagnate. When a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquillity is disturbed forever. Enter Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by sadness. As the suspense builds, and the list of suspects grows, Sejer's determination to discover the truth leads him to peel away layer upon layer of distrust and lies in this tiny community where apparently normal family ties hide dark secrets. Critically acclaimed across Europe, Karin Fossum's novels evoke a world that is terrifyingly familiar. Don't Look back introduces the tough, ethical Inspector Sejer to British readers.


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Customer Reviews

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An ok listen but nothing special

This was ok to pass the time in the car and it kept me going even though around half way through I had already figured it out. Once I had finished though I felt like I probably could have passed the time with a better book. This novel just didn't really stand out for me in any way. It was all rather bland and it also doesn't convey that sense of place that I tend to expect from Nordic crime fiction. Aside from the Characters names it could have been any village in England. I would give it two and a half stars if I could. Not bad enough for two stars (disliked it) but not really up there with the three star reads. David Rintoul did a good job with the narration though and I will look out to see what else he has narrated.

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- PatM

Good Scandinavian police novel

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this second novel in the Inspector Sejer series. I particularly like David Rintoul's narration, and I expect to make my way through the whole series now!
This book began with a storyline which was emerging at the end of the first novel and which was peripheral but important background to the plot. The characters are interesting and realistic, as is the storyline. There was little political interest in the story apart from an understanding that the police and pathology services are understaffed and underresourced. Although there were many surprises, it always seemed believable. Recommend.
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- Margaret

Book Details

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