A mother and child are found dead in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. There is a bloody footprint at the scene.
Meanwhile, another mother confesses to her son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, now the focus of the boy's obsession, is not his real father.
Chief Inspector Sejer is tasked with investigating the murder – and soon receives important information about the two families...
A contemporary Patricia Highsmith
Fossum writes humane thrillers which perturb and chill
Fossum's intelligence compassion...is not often found in the pages of crime fiction
A superb writer of psychological suspense
There’s always something dark hovering on the edge of the page, something about getting what you wish for and the crushing irony when that gift proves your undoing