The Murder of Harriet Krohn

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

Book - 2014
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Charles Olav Torp has problems. He's grieving for his late wife, he's lost his job, and gambling debts have alienated him from his teenage daughter. Desperate, his solution is to rob an elderly woman of her money and silverware. But Harriet Krohn fights back, and Charlo loses control. Wracked with guilt, Charlo attempts to rebuild his life and regain his dignity. But the police are catching up with him, and inspector Konrad Sejer has never lost a case yet.
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2014.
ISBN: 9781846557958
Branch Call Number: FIC Fossu
Characteristics: 297 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Anderson, James (Translator)


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Jun 15, 2015

I really liked this one. It is told from Charlo Torp's view. He tells about his anxiety, troubled past, and his burglary and murder of Harriet krohn. I didn't find it dark, but interesting to get a perspective from the killer, the hiding and lies he's had to tell to himself, his daughter and finally inspector Sejer.

alexica Nov 24, 2014

Fossum is a terrific writer. All her books concern societal problems that we can relate to. Her villians aren't necessarily terrible people who are totally evil, but pretty average folks who resort to extreme measures due to their circumsstances. Is it excusable? No, but you can understand how they got there and that is what is fascinating about Fossum's books. That being said, this is not a book that I would recommend to a first time Fossum reader. It's very clever, but it pretty much goes on in the primary actor's head and that makes for a slooowwww, sometimes boring, read. You have sympathy for the child involved because she is caught in terrible circimstances, but sadly, you realize that she is an example of the many who live her life in reality.

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