When the Devil Holds the Candle by Karin Fossum

By Karin Fossum

Whilst young children thieve a handbag from a stroller, it leads to an infant’s dying. blind to the enormity in their crime, Zipp and Andreas are purpose on committing one other. They persist with an aged lady domestic, and Andreas enters her condo along with his switchblade. at nighttime, Zipp waits for his buddy to return out.Inspector Konrad Sejer and his colleague Jacob Skarre see no connection among the infant’s loss of life and the suggested disappearance of an area antisocial. And so whereas the confusion outdoors mounts, the heart-stopping fact unfolds contained in the previous woman’s home.Unflappable as ever, Sejer digs lower than the skin of small- city tranquility on the way to know the way and why violence destroys daily lives. (20060901)

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I open the door very quietly and walk into the kitchen. Mother is standing at the counter, peeling the skin from a boiled mackerel. I can still smell cloying, unpleasant odor. she shifts her heavy body a little, indicating vaguely that she has noticed my presence. Father is busy over by the window. He's pressing putty into the cracks in the frame to keep the draft out. It's an old house. The putty is white and soft like clay, with a dry, chalklike smell. My two sisters are sitting at the kitchen table, both busy with books and papers.

It's going to be a good painting," was all he said. " Andreas winked. " This was the kind of remark that Zipp loved. Anything that referred to his performance in bed, of which he had the highest regard. Oh yes! "You whoring pig," he sneered. " That was when Andreas turned to face him, just as the light went green. He looked Zipp up and down, from his bristly hair that refused to lie flat, to his turned-up nose and the cleft in his chin, to his plump thighs and the ridiculous tight jeans he always wore.

Almost forty. " Andreas studied the pavement ahead. "By then human beings will have colonized several of the planets. All of the animals on earth will be extinct. " "You've been watching too many videos," Zipp said. " Andreas read aloud what it said on a poster on a wall: "Saga Sun Trips. Clean air, crystal clear water. I know," he said. " He issued the order in a gentle manner, as if Zipp were many years his junior. It did not occur to Andreas that Zipp might contradict him, at least not with any seriousness.

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