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The Whisperer Reviews

The Whisperer by Karin Fossum

The Whisperer

Karin Fossum

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1 review

Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 7 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9781784709396

She has an exceptional eye for fragility and vulnerability, and the complexity and dark humour of these states of mind.' AFTENPOSTEN'Hviskeren contains all of the elements that make Fossum one of Norway's foremost crime authors: Deep psychological insight .

4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
22 Mar 2019

"gripping... the final page will make your jaw drop and your heart stop"

In Ruth Rendell’s hands this story of a mind unravelling would provoke horrid laughter but, perhaps, irony is what gets lost in translation. Instead The Whisperer is a grim psycho-shocker, not without sympathy for its protagonist, in which Fossum gradually reveals the “natural and unavoidable consequence of a long series of events.” The final page will make your jaw drop and your heart stop.