Drowned Boy
Karin Fossum

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Narrated By: David Rintoul

Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes

What to expect

‘He'd just learnt to walk,’ she said. ‘He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.’

A 16-month-old boy is found drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Sejer is called to the scene as there is something troubling about the mother’s story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.


Crime & mystery fiction

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A tightly woven tale in spare but piercing prose


Fossum’s Inspector Sejer novels are invariably morally and psychologically complex affairs, but The Drowned Boy might well be her crowning achievement to date

Irish Times

Moving and thought-provoking

Big Issue

A simple but gripping story, balanced, believable and compassionate, about a sensitive subject


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