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Paperback The Shadow in the River Book

ISBN: 0349120838

ISBN13: 9780349120836

The Shadow in the River

One June night, in a small town gripped by a sweltering heat wave, a young man is forced off the road and into the river. Robert Bell, a disillusioned local journalist with a dry sense of humor and an... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Norwegian mystery

This is a very contemporary novel which is translated from Norwegian and moves along at a good pace. In a small, decaying, former industrial town a young skinhead dies when his car is forced off the road. The locals immediately suspect the resident Serbian asylum seekers. Racial tensions in the small town are recognizably presented, as is the passionate and very secret relationship between the main character and his sister-in-law. The protagonist is a journalist, his brother a cop, so plenty of contemporary issues are woven into the texture of the novel. The characters are well drawn and there is considerable humor in the book. The resolution is pretty good, with some nice modern touches to the crimes as committed.
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