Bad Intentions by Karin Fossum

By Karin Fossum

Within the wake of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, readers are gaining knowledge of the wealthy trove of recent Scandinavian crime fiction. If you’ve wolfed the Millennium trilogy and are trying to find your subsequent learn, Karin Fossum and her bone-chillingly bleak mental thrillers have received the admiration of the likes of Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter (of Inspector Morse fame).  In undesirable Intentions, the most recent installment within the Inspector Sejer sequence because the Water’s facet in 2009, Konrad Sejer needs to face down his stories and fears as he struggles to figure out why the corpses of younger males retain surfacing in neighborhood lakes.  the 1st sufferer, Jon Moreno, used to be recuperating. His psychiatrist stated so, and so did his new buddy on the medical institution, Molly Gram, along with her little-girl-lost appears. He was once racked via a mysterious guilt that had pushed him to a apprehensive breakdown three hundred and sixty five days previous. but if he drowns in useless Water Lake, Sejer hesitates to name it a suicide.  Then one other corpse is located in a lake, a Vietnamese immigrant. And Sejer starts off to suppose his age weigh on him. Does he nonetheless have the power to pursue the elusive motives for human evil?

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There was something very organized about them, a sense of purpose which made him feel uneasy. Sejer looked at the green boat, then across the lake. " he asked. "Don't know," Axel said. " Sejer squatted down. "I'm asking because I can see that someone has moved it," he said. " We did not see those, Reilly thought, because it was dark. We did not even think about them. That's it, we're going to get caught. Sejer wandered up and down the shore; Skarre walked alongside him. They conferred quietly with each other.

Jon had been admitted to Ladegården Psychiatric Hospital with anxiety and depression and he was on medication. The police will soon join the dots. " "If that freedom is a torment," Reilly said, "then it's not worth much. You don't feel pain like other people," he added. He sat there staring into the forest. From where he was sitting the black spruce trees looked dark and mysterious. The light fell through the treetops in long, slanted columns. A pine had keeled over, roots spiking up dramatically amidst all the green like a claw.

Now don't pee on the carpet," he told the kitten. " "Snap out of it," Axel said. " Reilly leaned against the kitchen counter. His long hair was unwashed and hung in thin strands over his shoulders. "I don't know what to say," he said. "You go on your own. " Axel grunted irritably. "I can't do everything," he said. "I'm exhausted. " Reilly put on his long coat. He threw a last, worried glance at the kitten and followed Axel. The old stairs creaked as they walked down to the ground floor. Shortly afterward they were driving through the town in Axel's Mercedes, scarab green with gorgeous white leather seats.

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