Fossum is admired by Ruth Rendell and you can see why: both prefer to explore the vagaries of the human mind rather than deal in bullets and car chases (Carla McKay Daily Mail
The Caller, is one the darkest, most disturbing crime stories you're likely to read this year.
Like Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the night, and Ruth Rendell, the high priestess of darkness, Fossum is a grandmaster at the art of psychological terror. Her thoughts are gloomy, her mind is subtle and her writing is extraordinarily supple
(Marilyn Stasio New York Times Book Review
Fossum's Norway is an apposite setting for a long dark night of the soul' (Independent
It is a sign of Fossum's sophistication that the reader comes to empathise with the teenaged tormentor - a deliberate ploy which makes the double-twist ending all the more shocking (Julia Hanford Sunday Telegraph
Fossum's novels stray off the crime genre's beaten track in search of the profound, and rarely disappoint. A contemporary Patricia Highsmith, her offbeat obsession with the psychology of the criminal mind, and the human cost of criminal activity, pays off handsomely again (Declan Burke Irish Times
The outstanding new Inspector Sejer novel from the award-winning Norwegian Queen of Crime