By Karin Fossum

Within the wake of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling novels, readers are learning the wealthy trove of contemporary 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 gained 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 aspect in 2009, Konrad Sejer needs to face down his thoughts and fears as he struggles to figure out why the corpses of stricken younger males continue surfacing in neighborhood lakes.  the 1st sufferer, Jon Moreno, was once improving. His psychiatrist stated so, and so did his new good friend on the sanatorium, Molly Gram, along with her little-girl-lost appears to be like. He was once racked by way of a mysterious guilt that had pushed him to a frightened breakdown three hundred and sixty five days previous. but if he drowns in lifeless Water Lake, Sejer hesitates to name it a suicide.  Then one other corpse is located in a lake, a Vietnamese immigrant. And Sejer starts to believe his age weigh on him. Does he nonetheless have the power to pursue the elusive factors for human evil?

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I don't fancy telling Ingerid that we watched Jon drown. I don't want to be a bigger part of this than I have to. " "But he didn't have a choice," Reilly objected. "He was ill," Axel said. Again there was silence in front of the fire. The rush carried Reilly off. Besides, it suited him fine that Axel made the decision. "We need to agree on some key points," Axel said. "I'm the first to wake up. I see that Jon has gone. I go straight to your room to tell you. " "They'll want to know how Jon was," Reilly said.

It was a question of being one step ahead. "He was having trouble sleeping. It must have been around Christmas. He lost weight. He was off sick from work. In spring it got worse; eventually he couldn't manage even the simplest things and he spent the whole summer in bed. We went to visit him a couple of times, but he turned his face to the wall and wouldn't talk to us. He was admitted four weeks ago. " "Let's not meet trouble halfway," Sejer said. "It usually works out all right," Skarre said. *** Four hours later they found the body of Jon Moreno.

Obediently Jon stepped into the boat. He looked down at the black water. Perhaps there was no bottom, only mud that went on forever. It might be good to let yourself sink, he thought, stop the fear flowing through your body for good. An explosion in his head, a burning sensation in his lungs and it would be all over. Axel and Reilly pushed off and the boat glided smoothly through the reeds. Jon felt it rock from side to side. He sat very still on the thwart, a skinny lad with small hands. His gaze wandered across the landscape, the steep mountains which surrounded the lake.

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