Jørn Lier Horst

The Inner Darkness
  • The Inner Darkness

  • Pre-order the chilling and heart-pounding new novel from Norwegian superstar Jørn Lier Horst.


    'Horst, a former Norwegian police detective, is often compared to Sweden's Henning Mankell for his moody, sweeping crime dramas' New York Times

    After four years behind bars, notorious serial killer Tom Kerr is ready to talk.

    And Chief Inspector William Wisting is waiting to listen.

    Kerr has finally agreed to lead the police to his final victim's grave. But the expedition goes horribly wrong after his escape deep into the Norwegian forest.

    Wisting must launch a frantic search to find this cold-blooded killer before he strikes again.

    But the body of another woman, killed weeks before, has been found. Murdered in the same way as Kerr's victims.

    Is there a copycat killer on the loose?

    Has Kerr become a twisted role model for a second killer?

    And, if so, what might happen if master and apprentice unite?

    As the clock counts down to the next murder, Wisting must put everything on the line to stop a terrifying evil before it strikes again.

    Praise for Jørn Lier Horst

    'Up there with the best of the Nordic crime writers' The Times

    'Jørn Lier Horst writes some of the best Scandinavian crime fiction . . . His books are superbly plotted and addictive, the characters wonderfully realized' Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

    'One of the most brilliantly understated crime novelists writing today' Sunday Times

Having worked as a police officer and head of investigations before becoming a full-time writer, Jørn Lier Horst has established himself as one of the most successful authors to come out of Scandinavia. His books have sold over two million copies in his native Norway alone and he's published in twenty-six languages. The Wisting series has been adapted for TV in 2019 by the producers behind Wallander and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Horst's previous William Wisting novel, The Katharina Code, won the prestigious 2019 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel as well as the Nordic Noir Thriller of the Year in 2018 and was longlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award.

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