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The Inner Darkness Reviews

The Inner Darkness by Jorn Lier Horst, Anne Bruce

The Inner Darkness

Jorn Lier Horst, Anne Bruce

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2 reviews

Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 26 Nov 2020
ISBN: 9780241389577
4 stars out of 5
Joan Smith
13 Dec 2020

"as compelling as anything he has written"

After four years in prison a serial killer offers to lead detectives to the grave of his final victim, in return for a transfer to a more comfortable prison. Chief Inspector William Wisting hopes he will be able to help the dead woman’s family, but it all results in the killer’s escape in the opening chapters of this fast-paced novel. Horst, a former detective in Norway, brings inside knowledge to his police procedurals, the basis for the series Wisting, shown on the BBC.


4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
7 Dec 2020

"Horst ... creates a sense of real menace "

Line is no longer a journalist, but a film-maker who also works for the police, so she’s right there when a serial killer in chains, temporarily released from prison so he can show where he buried one of his victims, makes his escape with the aid of a grenade. She’s the only one left without mud on her face. Horst, a former cop, proves once again that procedurals can be relentlessly exciting. He creates a sense of real menace as the killer continues to elude capture with the help of an accomplice known only as The Other One. The identity of this cunning sadist comes as a complete surprise.