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Calling Out for You by Karin Fossum
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Calling Out for You (2000)

by Karin Fossum

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Series: Inspector Sejer Mysteries (5)

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The Lord of Literature had blessed me with two enthralling, well-written crime books in a row. The first was "The Devil in the White City," by Erik Larson. Followed now by "The Indian Bride," by Norwegian writer Karin Fossum. The "Indian Bride" has well-drawn characters and a suspenseful story. You will not want to stop reading. ( )
  phillipfrey | Feb 12, 2017 |
When a foreign-born woman is found brutally murdered in a field, Inspector Konrad Sejer and his assistant, Jakob Skarre, are brought in to investigate. The victim turns out to be married to Gunder Jomann, a quiet unassuming man who recently traveled to India for the sole purpose of finding a wife. The murder would never have happened were it not for a series of coincidences that put the woman in harm's way. As Gunder grieves his sister's life also hangs in the balance due to injuries sustained in a car accident. The case is advanced by two people who come forward with information. One is an unstable young woman whose motives are suspect, the other an elderly man who keeps putting off making a call to the police for fear of retribution.

This was a very good read. The storyline was more complex than the previous ones in the series, and the characters more fully developed. Karin Fossum also gives her readers a glimpse of Sejer's personal life, as he copes with his aging beloved dog. Of course, Sejer and Skarre crack the case, but they also leave a few loose ends that I hope are picked up in the next book. ( )
  lauralkeet | Feb 4, 2017 |
Very good read, suspenseful, tragic. I would highly recommend this book/author! ( )
  Suze005 | Oct 24, 2015 |
Very good read, suspenseful, tragic. I would highly recommend this book/author! ( )
  Suze005 | Oct 24, 2015 |
In this Inspector Sejer mystery, the reader knows -- or at least suspects strongly -- who the killer is from the very first pages. What the reader doesn't know is who the killer killed, or why. That gradually emerges, with the tale of a salesman of agricultural equipment (who some think is a little slow but is really devoted and responsible) who develops the idea, based on a book his sister gives him, that he is destined to find a wife in India. And so he does, with the Indian bride to follow him back to Norway. On the day that she is to arrive, he has to go to the hospital because his sister has been in a car crash, and he sends the one taxi driver in town to pick her up at the distant airport. But the taxi driver can't find her there, and she never gets to the salesman's house. The tale of what happened, and how Inspector Sejer and his assistant Jabob Skarre find out, involves many characters and a variety of twists and turns. One important plot point is left up in the air at the end of the book, and I suppose I will have to read the next mystery in the series to find out (but I would have anyway).
  rebeccanyc | Oct 17, 2015 |
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På en äng utanför Elvestad hittas en kvinna som mördats på ett synnerligen bestialiskt sätt. Dagen innan skulle Gunder Jomann ha hämtat sin nya hustru, Poona från Bombay i Indien, på flygplatsen. Men hans syster Marie råkar ut för en allvarlig bilolycka och eftersom han själv måste vaka på sjukhuset ber han en vän att hämta den efterlängtade hustrun. Men Poona dyker aldrig upp, varken på flygplatsen eller hemma hos Gunder. 
Kommissarie Konrad Sejer och hans assistent Skarre kopplas in på fallet som väcker upp starka känslor i det lilla samhället där alla tror sig vet allt om alla.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0156033364, Paperback)

Karin Fossum's fourth chilling crime novel finds Inspector Sejer on the hunt for a brutal killer in a good town gone bad.

 

When long-time bachelor Gunder Jomann goes to India for two weeks and comes home married, the town of Elvestad is stunned. Then, on the day his bride is supposed to arrive, the battered body of a woman is found on the outskirts of town. The "good people of Elvestad" can’t believe that anyone among them could be capable of such a crime. But in his quiet way, Inspector Konrad Sejer understands that no one is completely innocent—not the café owner who knows too much, the girl who wants the attention that comes with being a witness, or the bodybuilder with no outlet for his terrible strength.

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"When a woman's battered body is found on the day Gunder Jomann's bride is due to arrive from India, the town Elvestad is stunned -- no one can believe that one of them would be capable of such a brutal murder. But Inspector Sejer understands that no one is completely innocent -- not the cafe owner who knows to much, the girl who wants to be a star witness, or the bodybuilder with no outlet for his terrible strength." -- Back cover… (more)

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