Black Seconds by Karin Fossum

Black Seconds

Black Seconds is the fifth novel in the "Inspector Sejer Mystery series". This is the first book by Karin Fossum that I’ve read, and I highly recommend it. If you like dark story lines set in dark places, then you will enjoy reading Black Seconds. Set in Norway, the novel begins with sweet, beautiful ten year old Ida Joner leaving her house to ride her yellow bike to the town’s sweet shop. When she doesn't return home after half an hour her mother Helga starts to worry. Helga calls the police. Soon after the police and the media arrive, members of the community begin an intense search to find Ida, asking shop owners and her friends if they've seen her. As many days pass by, Inspector Sejer dreads the worst; that Ida will be found dead.

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If you like Karin Fossum's books, then you may want to try Jo Nesbo, author of the "Inspector Harry Hole" mystery series, set in Oslo, Norway.