Headway and solving the crime Despite their discussions this is no defence of paedophilia but simply a thought provoking read that evidences that even this type of crime stems from desperationAs Fossum takes readers between the investigators the married couple who discovered the body and the families involved she also provides an opportunity to hear from the perpetrator and perhaps emphasise a little with them too The Water s Edge also conveys the scrutiny which falls upon gay teacher Alex as the hunt goes on and the neighbourhood implodes This is a portrait of just how the knowledge that a paedophile is at large can splinter a community and affect those in every walk of life My first Karin Fossum but I liked the investigative team and her attention to conveying a sense of the emotions that lie behind every crime A good read but not my favorite of Fossum s While an interesting exploration of the nature of pedophilia often the dialog between Sejer and Skarre the central detec I cannot rate this book I cannot even tell if it is well written or not I just kept wondering what the author was trying to do here My guess is that she is trying to elicit sympathy for a disgusting pervert but I may be wrong because I cannot be rational when the lead detective Inspector Sejer says things like he needs to be unbiased and that he cannot understand why gay men are accepted but pedophiles will always be hated and later on tries to euate pedophilia and one who ended with a dead child at that with oral sex between adults HINT CONSENT the issue is consent Also homosexual and oral sex don t end up with bleeeding dead people and psychologically scarred for life victimsI don t mind an author trying to get into the mind of the criminal or in this case the poor misunderstood pedophile poor man his mom was a nag In fact this is my favorite part in crime books But presenting the criminal s viewpoint is a far cry from trying to elicit simpathy for a disgusting pervert by the series heroes On to the next book in the series because I do like the way Ms Fossum writes This is the third time it s happened in the last three months Each time I swear I ll never do it again But something comes over me The first one was Finders Keepers ah so sweet so compelling its pages so fresh and et so depraved The next one was Hate List Hai nhà yeses Harry Potter a Me Ka Pōhaku Akeakamai: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Hawaiian young adult And now this I m supposed to be reading David Mitchell I may have to face the truth that I m developing a problem with crime thrillers which take 48 hours to hoover up This is so out of character for me But surely there s counselling I can get The Water s Edge is a gripper rod of a crime novel which fixesour eyes to the page like a carpet to a stair Karen Fossum uses ironed flat prose there might be three metaphors and one simile used in the whole book Her two policemen are interchangeable cutouts one s older with grey hair the other has curly hair that s about all the difference and to call their dialogue stilted is an insult to stilt There s a couple of terrible infodumps beginning with one copper leaning back and beginning Experts sayBut this sad story of the hunt for a paedophile in a small Norwegian town is going to getchaOne GR reviewer denounces this novel for its too sympathetic treatment of the paedophile Along the lines that to try to understand is to justify or explain away I disagree Fiction shouldn t flinch from the disagreeable even the very disagreeable and in her ironed flat way Karen Fossum never does In this book banality and horror grow together in one terrible thornbush35 star. ?s marriage starts to unravel as Reinhardt becomes obsessed with the tragic events and his own part in themA riveting portrayal of a community its insiders its outsiders its fissures and its secrets from Norway’s ueen of Crime Karin Fossu.
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Her writing is rich Falling Through Clouds yet economicalnot a single unnecessary word She captures a snapshot of an aspect of society that is at once harshet hopeful No small feat But I hate for her books to end I m addicted This was my first time read of Karin Fossum and not my last The Water s Edge can be a difficult story as it deals with child abduction and pedophilia If this is a no no for The Art of Acquiring you do not read this book Ms Fossum uncovers the layers of her characters flaws hopes and fears one by one In some ways the plot of kidnapping and murder highlights the psychology of most involved I found that very interesting how between the action and results we saw the personReinhardt and his wife Kristine Ris see an odd man while out for their usual Sunday walk in a wooded area Soon after they discover the small body of a boy about six partially naked It is sad and horrific to read this piece of crucial information Stop there ifou don t want any of this kind of crimeReinhardt becomes obsessed with the crime and Kristine appalled at her brutish husband she s already unhappy with the marriage They are interviewed by detectives nspectors Konrad Sejer and Jacob Skarre We truly get an insight to both detective and how the crimes affect each one s personal life Meantime we meet the mother of the boy and later another boy is missing his mother and her issues It is a psychological mystery thriller and again not for all readers I did not find Ms Fossum to write for the shock value alone but to give insight to a person that the majority of us can t understand why That being a pedophile I cringed reading it and wished him to be burned to hell But it is the storylineI will most definitely read another of Ms Fossum s books She is a very crafted storytellerMy humble thoughts on The Water s EdgeCity of Redemption The Water s Edge tackles the controversial topic of how suspicion in a small community can have very profound and very different conseuences on all of those who it touches and marked an impressive and intelligent first read from author Karin Fossum Although this is the eighth novel in the series featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer and Jacob Skarre The Water s Edge works well as a standaloneDuring their regular Sunday afternoon walk as has become customary married couple Reinhardt and Kristine Ris stumble upon the body of a oung boy lying face down amidst a cluster of trees in the Linde Forest Overbearing Reinhardt calls the police but Kristine is horrified when she sees him taking photographs of the boy s body with his mobile That they noticed a suspicious looking man exiting the grounds is seized upon by the police and along with DNA evidence their description is seen as crucial in tackling a crime which has shocked the neighbourhood Pompous and domineering Reinhardt dines out on the reflected spotlight of having seen the most likely suspect whilst Kristine withers and realises just how much she wants a child of her own As the marriage fragments under the strain of their horrific discovery the investigation progresses and soon a second boy goes missingThe investigators are the philosophical Konrad Sejer and his erstwhile sidekick Jacob Skarre and The Water s Edge serves as a mechanism for both of them to discuss their own views and thoughts on the topic of paedophilia Whilst the usual reaction to crimes of this nature is revulsion Sejer and Skarre are far considered and The Water s Edge is marked by their discussions which show that an understanding of the demons which can drive a man to commit such atrocities is essential to making. Photographs of the dead child with his cell phone Inspectors Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre begin to make inuiries in the little town of Solberglia But then another boy disappears and an explanation seems remote than ever Meanwhile the Ris?.
The Water s Edge is dark and heartbreaking There are two cases tragedies in this one and the content was so dreadful it s the first book by Fossum that I considered not finishing She pushes the boundaries in her writing but this was a bit far I had to finish this one just to see how Inspector Konrad Sejer would deal with itFossum can t be blamed because she only reflects what s going on in society I can imagine it was difficult to put this work out knowing the subject matter would garner ill feelings from readers including those of us who are fans This isn t the first time she s done that The Water s Edge reminds me of When the Devil Holds the Candle in that respectStill Inspector Sejer in this work is t A great detective mystery by a gifted writer In all of Karim Fossum s novels she creates a story so realistic that terror fear and tension are created organically Be sure to read any one of her novels They are unforgettable This wasn t a bad book but I think I m done with the pedophiliac subgenre of police procedurals Especially the ones where the author goes inside the perv s head and writes chapters from his perspective as the perv inhales the delicious scent of the victim s tiny shorts a combination of urine seawater and sweet apples I read mysteries to escape from reality not to dig around in rapists heads A oung boys body is found in some woodland closed to a lake Insp Konrad Sojer takes up the case with his partner Skarre The couple who found the body had seen a man near the entrance to the path and reported this to police Unfortunately there the plot falls apart as the police appear to do nothing except philosophise about their feelings regarding the type of person who would sexually assault and kill a A Menagerie of Heroes young boy The couple who found the body then see the man in a local supermarket and follow him but the police are tardy about following this up Eventually another boy goes missing and there is much navel gazing about his obesity and his school life It takes until the followingear for his decomposing body to be found by some Mr. Fix-It young people Sejer then starts to talk to his school friendsThis was a uick reads just as well as it might have been abandoned There was nothing dark or scary about the story and nothing at all about police procedures It does begin to examine relationships and how people feel but left me with a feeling of being short changed2 stars at a push Not nearly as good as previous titles in this series I love Karin Fossum s books Full disclosure my heritage is half Norwegian and I m intrigued by the Skandinavian perspective They take the genre of murder mystery to a brilliant new level by focusing on the effects of the murder on all the different people involved instead of on figuring out whodunnit So refreshing With every new book Fossum explores a different dynamic a different type of relationship and issue in society In Water s Edge the relationship we follow is that of the couple who finds aoung boy who was sexually abused and then murdered the issue is abuse of all kinds I found it fascinating to see how Fossum gradually revealed and about the charactersthe couple Sejer Skarre the people in the communityand how the murder and the elements of paedophilia and other types of abuse tapped into their personal values and experiences I like to read some books just for escapism but Fossum s books feed my need for reflection and emotional inuiry into the human conditionas another reviewer said warts and all And it amazes me how much Fossum accomplishes in such relatively short volumes. A married couple Reinhardt and Kristine Ris are out for a Sunday walk when they discover the body of a boy and see the figure of a man limping away They alert the police but not before Reinhardt to Kristine’s horror kneels down and takes.
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