Eva's Eye

Eva's Eye

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The original Inspector Sejer mystery available for the first time in English.

Eva Magnus is a struggling artist and the divorced mother of a seven-year-old child, Emma. One afternoon she and Emma are walking by the river when an unknown man's body floats to the surface of the icy water. She tells her daughter to wait patiently while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box Eva dials another number altogether.

When the police discover the body, it doesn't take long for Inspector Sejer and his team to determine that the man, Egil, died in a violent attack. But Egil has been missing for months and the trail to his killer has gone cold. It's as puzzling as another unsolved case on Sejer's desk: the murder of a prostitute who was found dead just three days before Egil went missing.

Sejer sets to work piecing together the fragments of these two impossible cases; soon enough he realizes that they might not be as separate as they had seemed. Gripping and thought-provoking, Eva's Eye is Karin Fossum's first novel featuring the iconic Inspector Sejer.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780547738758
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Fossum Karin 07/2013
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Anderson, James
Alternative Title: Evas øye


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Eva is walking by the river one afternoon when a body floats to the surface of the icy water. She tells her daughter to wait patiently while she calls the police, but when she reaches the phone box Eva dials another number altogether. The dead man, Egil, has been missing for months, and it doesn'... Read More »

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Feb 14, 2018

A scary and intense thriller with subjugating characters and gruesome scenes , fast-paced , astute : this book possesses all the distinctive qualities of the Nordic Noir Crime Fiction category.
The main perpetrator should be a villain but somehow Fossum manipulates the reader into (if not necessarily approving ) justifying and understanding her behavior. You are made to lean in and ask yourself : what would I have done in her situation ? I’ll be honest and declare I really liked Eva …

Dec 11, 2016

In the Darkness (2012)
(Eva's Eye)
(The first book in the Inspector Sejer series)

Jun 18, 2016

I found myself going around scared for days after I read this.

Feb 17, 2016

Also published as "In the Darkness"

CMLibrary_csmith Feb 07, 2016

Fans of Norwegian and Scandinavian authors will love this mystery! The first mystery featuring Inspector Sejer, this is a thrilling mystery that will keep you interested from start to finish.

Mar 26, 2014

for fossum fans evas eye is the same book as in the darkness

ChristchurchLib Mar 09, 2014

"Norwegian police inspector Konrad Sejer, a reserved and thoughtful man, finds it odd that he has two homicide cases in a small town that usually has none. Both victims -- a family man and a call girl -- died within days of each other, and both have a connection to a divorced mother named Eva, who scrapes a living together by selling the occasional painting. Though Eva's Eye is the 1st Inspector Sejer novel written by author Karin Fossum, who's known as Norway's Queen of Crime, eight later books in the series have already been published in English. If you like psychologically rich, well-paced tales like those by Sophie Hannah, you'll want to give Fossum's work a try; this "tour de force" (Kirkus Reviews) is a great place to start." http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4e094271-7a6c-4526-9ef2-415c153c18ca?postId=18927596-1a79-4a5f-8a46-86587c18fccf

Sep 15, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It is an easy read in which detective Seyer reminds me a little of Wallender, the famous Swedish detective brought to life by Henning Mankell.


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