Don't Look Back, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Beneath the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small village where the children run in and out of one another's houses and play unafraid in the streets.

But when a naked body is found by the lake at the top of the mountain, its seeming tranquillity is disturbed forever.

Inspector Sejer, a tough, no-nonsense policeman whose own life is tinged by sadness, is called in to investigate.

As the suspense builds, and the list of suspects grows, Sejer's determination to discover the truth leads him to peel away layer upon layer of distrust and lies in this tiny community where apparently normal family ties hide dark secrets.

Critically acclaimed across Europe and loved by fellow crime writers including Jo Nesbo, Ruth Rendell and Colin Dexter, Karin Fossum's novels evoke a world that is terrifyingly familiar.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099565468

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Enjoyable, kept my attention throughout. Enjoyed the attention to characterization which I have generally found to be lacking in the few mysteries I have read, which is also the reason my library is so few in this genre.The ending wasn't overly dramatic which is another issue I have withcrime books. It does seem they all have to end with some sort of violence though. This to me often comes off as unrealistic. I found that to be the case with this book as well. Getting me to suspend disbelief can be a herculean feat though so please keep that in my mind if you are reading this review. This is a well written nicely paced mystery and an author definitely worth reading. I will be looking for the first in the series.

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