Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

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Description

Early one September three friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin by Dead Water Lake. With only a pale moon to light their way, they row across the water in the middle of the night. But only two of them return.

When the body of the third friend is discovered, Inspector Sejer is put in charge of the investigation. He is troubled by the apparent suicide and has an overwhelming sense that the surviving pair has something to hide. Weeks pass without further clues and then, in a nearby lake, the body of another teenage boy floats to the surface...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 139g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009953584X
  • 9780099535843
  • 76,007

Review Text

"A terrific crime novel that explores culpability, peer group pressure, betrayal and paranoia. Fossum’s prose style, translated by Charlotte Barslund, is crisp and clear, with not a word wasted."
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Review quote

"A terrific crime novel that explores culpability, peer group pressure, betrayal and paranoia. Fossum's prose style, translated by Charlotte Barslund, is crisp and clear, with not a word wasted." * Reading Matters * "I not only enjoyed it but admired it, too. I also found it playing in my head for a long time afterwards, the effect on the reader every writer surely longs for" -- Lesley McDowell * Sunday Herald * "The seventh Inspector Sejer novel from Norway's leading female crime writer is, like its predecessors, a gem" -- Laura Wilson * Guardian * "This is a battle of wits, conducted with chilly intensity and an unsettling sense of menace" -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times * "Few match her ability to conjure an atmosphere of emotional as well as geographical desolation" -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
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About Karin Fossum

Karin Fossum began her writing career in 1974. She has won numerous awards, including the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel, an honour shared with Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her highly acclaimed Inspector Sejer series has been published in more than thirty countries. For a guide to all of the books in the Sejer series from our friends at Crime Fiction Lover, click here bit.ly/1g4ro49
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Rating details

2,801 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 18% (493)
4 37% (1,050)
3 34% (943)
2 10% (268)
1 2% (47)
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