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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (885 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karin Fossum Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 2/13/2014

    " The prose is a little clunky at times, owing to translation, I assume, but even with what felt like a rushed ending, Fossum had me turning the pages. Let's call it 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hong-lean | 2/10/2014

    " Not a whodunit mystery, but was an enticing read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/10/2014

    " Unexpected ending to a well-written story on crime detection. Surprising plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/5/2014

    " Good story, and enjoyed the Norway countryside. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/3/2014

    " I didn't like it ay first but it ended better than I thought! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenneth Fredette | 1/29/2014

    " This was a good read, always a new story with plots changing. Karin haas a great grasp on how the mind works and she's at her best in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 1/25/2014

    " I disliked the last Karin Fossum book I read, The Water's Edge, so I had some reservations about reading The Caller, but I'm happy to report this may be her best book ever. Her troubled protagonist, Johnny Beskow, is a very interesting, disturbing, but not unsympathetic character. I was hooked from the opening paragraphs, and read this in a couple of nights. I recommend it highly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minty McBunny | 1/22/2014

    " I love love love Inspector Sejer, I had read all of the series & enjoyed every one (with the exception of some quibbles I have with The Indian Bride). However, The Caller takes the cake, it is, to my mind, the best Sejer book yet. I absolutely could not put it down, I finished it in 5 hours. Karin Fossum seems to get better and better the longer she works with Inspector Sejer, I can't wait for the next installment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/15/2014

    " Well written, quick, smart read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/15/2013

    " Recommended highly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 12/8/2013

    " Another page turner by the "queen of Norwegian crime fiction". I would call her the Norwegian Ruth Rendell. Like Rendell, the psychological makeup of the criminal plays a large part and there is always the unexpected. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeremy | 8/5/2013

    " About as entertaining as watching a man with no teeth eat cotton candy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zella | 6/19/2013

    " Very grim, even for a Scandinavian author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liverpooljack | 3/3/2013

    " OK - not as good as the last book I read by her "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/22/2013

    " Wow. Karin Fossum never ceases to amaze me with her storytelling. I could not put this down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 9/26/2012

    " Another poignant entry by Fossum. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbpie | 8/26/2012

    " I was disappointed. The first death didn't occur until nearly the end of the book. The ending was just a mish mash that wasn't foreshadowed in any way. I felt really cheated and let down. Oh, well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Twins | 6/19/2012

    " My first book in this series and from Karin Fossum. I like the way she presents her characters but was a little bit disappointed not to know who let the dogs out and to find justice for that little boy. Will read more of the Sejer series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 5/17/2012

    " Another grim Scandinavian thriller - not as gruesome as those of Fossum's countryman Jo Nesbo. (Not as good either) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/22/2011

    " I enjoyed this more than any other Karin Fossum books. There was a large cast of characters, all well-drawn, and all integrated into the unfolding plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sage | 10/17/2011

    " This one was quite good. I like the main character, the pace was decent and the plot was the right balance of interesting and convoluted. You ended up feeling sympathy for them all really, terrible as some of the characters were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susi | 9/11/2011

    " I was expecting this to be more of a murder mystery than it turned out to be...but I was definitely swept up by the plot. I especially liked the police characters who did not feel cliched as they so often do in fiction. Also, kudos to the translator for a job well done! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeri | 7/28/2011

    " I didn't find this book to be nearly as good as Karin Fossum's other books in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 7/15/2011

    " Characters that were interesting and made me care about what happened to them. Story that kept my interest and kept me wanting to move forward. Well done overall.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 6/28/2011

    " What the what!? That ending was batshit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 anita | 5/17/2011

    " Ok mystery, but did not really find it that engaging. I never quite got the characters and the story was plodding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 4/28/2011

    " A great author, unknown in this country. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathychristoffel | 3/26/2011

    " She is a good writer, kept me through the story. But the 3 bad guy suspects are all creepier than I really enjoy. Will think twice before reading her again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 3/19/2011

    " Interesting scenario, and a good read -- but where's Inspector Sejer? He seems missing from his own series in this installment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 2/25/2011

    " Too many coincidences. This is my least favorite of Fossum's novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorelei | 12/25/2010

    " Much sharper and more engaging than the previous in the series. Very well crafted and again an interesting plot construction which appears to be a signature. Great holiday read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 10/28/2010

    " This was a good one but not my favorite so far.......liked all the characters though. And Inspector Sejer meets his girlfriend (who I have seen already in others books). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rsvpeterson | 8/16/2010

    " Interesting crime novel translated from Norwegian to English and story is set in Norway which adds to the story and character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joella | 8/10/2010

    " A story by a Norwegian author of the Inspector Sejer series about the murder of a woman living alone in the middle of the woods. Pretty good - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvira | 6/9/2010

    " wow - another great one from karin. this one was a bit different from the others i have read so far. a lot of time with the "fugitives" as they wait for the police to find them. Sejer solves it in the final few pages! "

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About the Author
Author Karin Fossum

Karin Fossum made her literary debut in Norway in 1974 with a collection of poetry. She has since published another volume of poetry, two collections of short stories and one non-crime novel. Her crime novels featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer are published in sixteen languages.

About the Narrator

David Rintoul is a stage and television actor. A former student of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he has worked extensively with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also appeared regularly on BBC television, starring as Mr. Darcy in the 1980 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and as Doctor Finlay in the television series of the same name.