Black Seconds by Karin Fossum

By Karin Fossum

Ida Joner will get on her brand-new motorbike and units off towards city. A good-natured, chuffed lady, she is calling ahead to her 10th birthday. Thirty-five mins after Ida must have come domestic, her mom begins to fret. She telephones shop vendors, Ida’s associates, an individual who may have noticeable her. yet nobody has.Suspicion instantly falls on Emil Mork, an area personality who lives on my own and hasn’t spoken given that youth. His mom insists on cleansing his condo weekly—although she’s occasionally petrified of what she could locate there. A mother’s worst nightmare in both case: to lose a baby or to imagine a toddler in a position to homicide. As Ida’s relations succeed in the verge of collapse and the media frenzy surrounding the case starts off, Inspector Konrad Sejer is his traditional calm and reassuring self. yet he’s wondered. And disturbed. this can be the strangest case he’s obvious in years.

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It's been known to happen. Or she might have met someone who talked her into going for a bike ride. Someone irresponsible, but essentially harmless. Like Raymond. " Sejer nodded. "He keeps rabbits. " "And Ida is crazy about animals," Skarre argued. "However, it's also possible that she's run away from home because of some argument her mother doesn't want to tell us about. Perhaps she's asleep in a shed somewhere. " "They hadn't been arguing," Sejer objected. "Perhaps her father was involved," Skarre went on.

Everywhere, of course. " Ruth had to lean against the wall. Yet again she realized just how serious the situation was. Her son was still fiddling with the keyboard, moving the prowling cat into a blind alley. The mouse stayed put, waiting for its next move. "So that dent of yours is not worth worrying about," she said in a fraught voice. "It's just some damage to an old car, which can be fixed. " He nodded slowly. She could hear his breathing; it was labored. " she said with sudden sympathy. " He shook his head.

Exactly, and that's what I told my mom," Tomme lied. " A thought had just occurred to him. " Willy told him. "The brakes are fine. Now give me a hand. We need to get this fender off. The bastard's stuck. " Tomme leapt down from the bench. He was trying to pull himself together. He was relieved that Willy would be able to fix his car. He liked the idea of himself as Willy's gofer. But there were times when he felt stifled by his older, more resourceful friend. gif]]]he felt they had achieved a kind of equality at last.

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