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He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum

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He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum

He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum
This is the third time I’ve read a second book in a series this month!  And just like the other two (My Soul to Take and The Absent One) this one does not disappoint.
In a remote woodland town in Northern Norway a woman is horribly murdered.  A teen, who is a resident at the local boy’s home, sees a man at the scene of the murder.  That man, Errki, is a known problem in the area: things always go wrong around him, people die around him.  Errki has very recently escaped from an asylum where he was committed because he was deemed to be a threat to himself and others.  He is, naturally, the number one suspect in the woman’s murder.  Inspector Sejer is headed to the crime scene when he is called to another.  A man has robbed a bank in town and taken a hostage.  After viewing the security footage someone recognizes the hostage.  It is Errki.
I think the reason I like Fossum’s books so much is because they are simple yet complex.  Simple, because there is a crime that takes place in the first couple of chapters (in this case two: the murder and the robbery/hostage taking); complex, because it takes a lot of footwork to unravel what has happened and why.
If you are a fan of good old fashioned whodunnits these are definitely for you.
By | 2017-05-08T19:51:38+00:00 September 26th, 2012|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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