The Drowned Boy

  • by Karin Fossum
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'He'd just learnt to walk,’ she said. ‘He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.’
A 16-month-old boy is found drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Sejer is called to the scene, as there is something troubling about the mother’s story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A gripping did she / did't she? Mystery

From start to finish and with some twists on the way, Fossum keeps us asking the question. A great little thriller and worth the download. I will be trying other Fossum novels in future.
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- SnapWriter

Disappointing

What disappointed you about The Drowned Boy?

This is a very poor short story stretched into a book. The characters are credible and engaging however the plot is so thin and the conclusion so poor as to be laughable. I am a big fan of Nordic Noir and have enjoyed other Karin Fossum Chief Inspector Sejer novels - this book must have been written to a deadline.


Would you ever listen to anything by Karin Fossum again?

Yes - but only because I have read her books previously and have been impressed with them.


Which character – as performed by David Rintoul – was your favourite?

The lead detective Chief Inspector Sejer


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Characters are well written.


Any additional comments?

Hopefully the next book will have a credible plot and conclusion

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- G

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks