Eva's Eye (Inspector Sejer Series #1)

Eva's Eye (Inspector Sejer Series #1)

by Karin Fossum

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“No one can thoroughly chill the blood the way Karin Fossum can.” —Los Angeles Times

Eva Magnus and her daughter are out walking by the river when a man’s body floats to the water’s surface. Eva goes to call the police, but when she reaches the phone, she dials another number altogether.

The police find the body anyway. Inspector Sejer and his team quickly determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil has been missing for months and the trail to his killer is cold. It’s as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer’s desk: the murder of a prostitute, found dead just before Egil went missing. Sejer sets to work piecing together these two impossible cases; it's not long before he realizes that they aren’t as separate as they previously seemed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547738772
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Inspector Sejer Series , #1
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 46,555
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

KARIN FOSSUM has won numerous awards, including the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her acclaimed Inspector Sejer series has been published in over thirty countries.

KARIN FOSSUM is the author of the internationally successful Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series. Her recent honors include a Gumshoe Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mystery/thriller. She lives in Norway.

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Eva's Eye 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most if not all of the Inspector Sejer series. Karin Fossum brings her characters to life and is an excellent writer of mysteries.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
First published in Norway in 1995, this novel is the first of the Inspector Sejer Mysteries. He is introduced as a quiet, methodical investigator, and is presented with an interesting case: A man, missing for months, floats to the edge of an icy river, witnessed by a woman, Eva Magnus, and her daughter. Sejer is already working on another unsolved murder, a woman prostitute who was found dead just about the time the man went missing. From this beginning one would expect a methodical police procedural. Instead, it develops into a study of Eva, who plays a key role in the developing plot. A single mother and a starving artist, who only occasionally manages to sell a painting, lacking financial resources to pay her bills, she becomes the focal point of the novel. To some degree, the book is a bit confusing. Whether it is the original writing or the translation is difficult to determine. There are a number of interesting techniques which the author demonstrates, along with a tricky conclusion. The story is well-developed, but I found it slow reading. Having read some other novels in the series, this book certainly demonstrates the characteristics of future Sejer investigations, especially the in-depth portrayals of the various personalities involved. At the least, from an historical viewpoint, therefore, “Eva’s Eye” can be recommended.
BookLoverCT More than 1 year ago
I have been hooked on reading crime mysteries by Scandinavian authors for the past several years. When I came across Karin Fossum last month I suddenly had many new stories to read. I enjoy her Inspector Sejer novels. I like her character development. I have just finished book #5 of the series.
shr More than 1 year ago
i waited patiently for this book to come out, because i loved every one of her  other books. This was a good book, but not nearly as good as her others in my opinion. i will still buy her next one however.This one did not involve Detective Sejer very much..Also the ending was a bit short and not fulfilling.
JimJF More than 1 year ago
This is the third novel I have read in the series. I would rate them all superb. The story lines and characters are interesting . I won't spoil the plot on this one. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
duncano More than 1 year ago
Karin Fossum continues to delivery top quality, thought provoking crime reading. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most of the books in this series and they start with many different pieces that all come together in the end. Great writing style from this author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whar i said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible ending