>Karin Fossum, Den som elsker noget andet (2008)

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I det ottende bind i den norske serie om Konrad Sejer bliver en smuk og spinkel lille dreng fundet død i skoven, efter at være blevet misbrugt af en pædofil.

Bogen er to historier i én: opklaringen af forbrydelsen mod Jonas, men også historien om de dønninger som hans død er skyld i; alle reaktionerne blandt hans familie, venner og det ægtepar, som fandt ham.

Hovedtemaet er pædofili, eller måske snarere parafili, det at elske ´noget andet´, elske noget, som ligger udenfor lovene i det samfund, man lever i. Makkerparret Konrad Sejer og Jakob Skarre fører lange diskussioner om, hvad der er årsag til denne type forbrydelser, om de skyldige på nogen måde kan undskyldes osv.

Fossums stærkeste side er hendes evne til at beskrive følelserne hos de personer, som bliver hvirvlet ind i sagen, og selv om Sejer og Skarres diskussioner om lov og etik fylder meget i romanen, har hun hele tiden et par overraskelser klar i ærmet til krimi-elskeren.

Tak til Maxine, Petrona, og Karen, EuroCrime, for et anmeldereksemplar af en spændende bog!


Karin Fossum, The Water´s Edge.
This is the 6th volume of the Norwegian series about Konrad Sejer which has been translated into English. A beautiful little boy is found dead in the wood, having been abused by a paedophile.

This thriller is two stories in one: the solution of the crime, but also the story about the ripples which are caused by little Jonas´ death: the reactions of his relatives, friends and the couple who found him.

The main theme is paedophilia or rather paraphilia, loving something else, something which is beyond the laws of the society you live in. The detectives Konrad Sejer and Jacob Skarre have long discussions about what causes these crimes, can the perpetrators be excused in any way, etc.

Fossum´s foremost strength is her ability to describe the emotions of all the people who get involved in the case, and even though Sejer and Skarre´s discussions about law and ethics take up much space, she keeps some genuine surprises up her sleeve for the crime fiction enthusiast. A deceptively quiet story!

Thank you to Maxine, Petrona, and Karen, EuroCrime, who sent this excellent book my way.

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About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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