The Caller

  • by Karin Fossum
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in blood. Inspector Sejer is called to the hospital to meet the family. Mercifully, the baby is unharmed, but her parents are deeply shaken, and Sejer spends the evening trying to comprehend why anyone would carry out such a sinister prank. Then, just before midnight, somebody rings his doorbell.
The corridor is empty, but the caller has left a small grey envelope on the mat. From his living room window, the inspector watches a figure slip across the car park and disappear into the darkness. Inside the envelope Sejer finds a postcard bearing a short message: Hell begins now.

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Good listen!

This is the second book of Karin Fossum that I've read. The first one was Broken, which I read in printed form and LOVED. This one isn't as successful as that, in my view, but I still liked it a lot. Fossum is a Norwegian author, but not as "dark" as Jo Nesb?? or as the Swedish Stieg Larsson. Some interesting plot twists, and the narration is quite good.
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- Paul

Grim and gripping

For such short book, Fossum delivers dark and intense detail, engaging characters and a great Norwegian setting. This is not a volume to select if you are looking for an uplifting read, but it is hard to stop listening. I shall definitely be looking for more of Fossum's work. The narrator was very good as well, although I prefer the current trend of Brits narrating the Scandinavian mysteries, but Rintoul does an excellent job of differentiating the characters without detracting from the story.
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- Tracey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks