Broken

Broken

eBook - 2011 | 1st Mariner Books ed.
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Reinhardt and Kristine Ris, a married couple, are out for a Sunday walk when they discover the body of a boy and see the figure of a man limping away. They alert the police, but not before Reinhardt, to Kristine's horror, kneels down and takes photographs of the dead child with his cell phone. Inspectors Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre begin to make inquiries in the little town of Huseby. But then another boy disappears, and an explanation seems more remote than ever. Meanwhile, the Rises' marriage unravels as Reinhardt becomes obsessed with the tragic events and his own part in them.
The Water's Edge is a riveting portrayal of a community in turmoil from Karin Fossum, Norway's "Queen of Crime." This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE MURDER OF HARRIET KROHN.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
ISBN: 9780547488660
0547488661
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource (265 p.)
Additional Contributors: Barslund, Charlotte

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ifhy010
Nov 30, 2017

I read the ending and couldn't read another book for weeks. It was excellent. Fossum creates characters that stay with you, stories that linger pass the final words. Highly recommended.

melwyk Feb 21, 2013

Fossum creates meta-fiction with elements of the Scandinavian crime novels she's known for, resulting in a fantastic book. The author interacting with her character and revealing the fact that she can't give him the storyline that he wants is sad and yet strangely believable. A great read.

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æther
Jan 27, 2013

Not for everybody. Serious focus on the psychological mystery writing process; definitely not the common Fossum genre of the troubled, aging Mankell-type murder detective.

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Lavenderseas
Nov 06, 2012

Not as good as her usual writing, a bit contrived. OK read

debwalker Dec 07, 2010

This chilling novel of psychological suspense from Norwegian writer Karin Fossum has a metafictional twist that renders her dark take on human nature completely irresistible.

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Turandot
Nov 28, 2010

Awww . . . this book was sad! I thought it was interesting how the author formated the book. Even though it was sad, it was a really good read!

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djspade
Aug 22, 2010

Without giving anything away, I guess I was expecting a bit of a different ending but that doesn't matter because the author accomplished what she wanted to do, which is stated earlier in the book. The story was very intriguing and I enjoyed it! =)

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