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Evas øye [Read] ➳ Evas øye Author Karin Fossum – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk En kall aprildag upptäcker Eva Magnus och hennes lilla dotter en död man flytande i älven Men Eva ringer inte till polisen hon försöker istället skräckslagen förtränga synen av den döde Varf En kall aprildag upptäcker Eva Magnus och hennes lilla dotter en död man flytande i älven Men Eva ringer inte till polisen hon försöker istället skräckslagen förtränga synen av den döde VarförNär polisen hittar mannen som blivit knivhuggen till döds hamnar utredningen på kriminalkommissarie Konrad Sejers bord Han håller samtidigt på att nysta upp ett mord på en prostituerad som bara skedde några dagar tidigare Snart ser Sejer flera samband mellan morden Bland annat återkommer ett namn — Eva Magnus.


10 thoughts on “Evas øye

  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    This is the first book in the popular Norwegian mystery series featuring Inspector Konrad SejerAs the story opens Eva Magnus and her seven year old daughter Emma spot a body floating in an Oslo river Young Emma is fascinated but Eva is horrified To humor her daughter Eva agrees to phone the police from a nearby call box Eva pretends to call the authorities but really phones her father and has a brief conversation about this and that She then hustles Emma awayOf course the police soon pull the man's body out of the water and identify it as Egil Einarsson a local brewery worker who's been stabbed to death Further inuiries reveal that Einarsson disappeared about six months ago at about the same time a high class prostitute named Maja Durban was murdered Because the deaths occurred in the same general area Inspector Sejer thinks they're probably relatedSejer interviews Einarsson's wifewho reports that her husband was a very ordinary fellow who when not at the brewery went to the Kings Arms pub with his friends or worked on his car in the garage Sejer also speaks to Einarsson's six year old son who was often an 'assistant mechanic' to his dad I like that Sejer befriends the Einarsson boy taking him for a ride in a police car and buying him a little child size boiler suitSejer also interviews Einarsson's friends and colleagues and learns that when he disappeared the dead man was going to sell his treasured car However no one knows who the buyer wasAs it turns out Sejer has also interviewed Eva Magnusmonths before Eva and Maja the dead prostitute had been childhood friends who became reacuainted just before Maja was killed Eva reported having dinner with her friend and briefly visiting her apartment but said she knew nothing about Maja's deathSejer is a little suspicious because Eva a struggling artist who was always broke has been a little flush lately She even took Emma to McDonald's Wow Ha ha haThe story is told from two alternating points of views Inspector Sejer and Eva Magnus In the first half of the book we follow Sejer's investigations and learn about Eva's day to day activities Sejer is an astute determined detective who interviews witnesses again and again to eke out every little bit of informationand maybe trip them up Eva is a divorcee who's oddly friendly with the ex husband who ran out on her She's also a painter with a uniue vision and style supported by government grants We learn that Eva has struggled to pay bills buy food and slip her elderly dad a few extra kroner She also worries about her daughter a rather plain chubby child who's scheduled to start school This first part of the story is compelling and suspensefulThe second half of the book details the events leading up the murders of Maja and Einarsson This section of the story is very detailed and a little slow but does elucidate how and why everything happenedsome of which is uite startlingOverall a good introduction to the Inspector Sejer mysteriesYou can follow my reviews at


  2. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    This is the first book in a fairly long series translated from Norwegian It is also published under the title In the DarknessThe book starts well when Eva and her daughter out for a stroll along the river bank find a dead body in the water Eva's reaction to this is not one you would expect and the story develops from there We meet our main character Inspector Konrad Sejer who turns out to be a caring and thoughtful man and also one who worries at a case until it is concluded like a dog with a boneI felt the book started and finished well although it bogged down a bit in the middle The ending was a surprise to me but with hindsight the clues were all there It was a good read and I will be continuing with the series


  3. switterbug (Betsey) switterbug (Betsey) says:

    Karin Fossum may be listed as the ueen of crime fiction but to me she is the ueen of the disconcerting ending I mean blow me away Ms Karin Blow Me Away You did it again Well let me first digressEver since the outrageously popular series THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Scandinavian mysteries have been flooding the American marketplace How to parse which ones are good mediocre or flat out bad? Some of these mysteries preceded DRAGON in its original country but were printed in English after the Dragon Fever capitalizing on the notion of region Readers are hungry for Scandinavian mysteries and I am no exception But after reading some stinkers I decided to do my homework Norwegian Karin Fossum was a published poet before being a crime writer which bodes well as this is obviously a writer who cares about the power of lyricism Her descriptive prose is subtly poeticKarin Fossum books were not released in the US in chronological order unfortunately but she was here before Larsson which alerts me that she didn’t arrive BECAUSE of Larsson THE INDIAN BRIDE which was published here in 2005 demonstrated Fossum as a writer who is not just interested in the good guys catching the bad guys It is a fascinating story that is sociological and character driven one that I can comfortably recommend to my non crime book reading friendsEVA'S EYE the first Inspector Sejer book has finally arrived It has a unorthodox approach to the series genre Sejer doesn't come across as the main character He is integral to the story and the necessary moral center But instead of HIS categorical perspective it is Eva a self contained beautiful but too thin woman who carries the book This is brilliant because series books that focus primarily on the crime fighter eventually peter out because the cop or detective either becomes a parody of himherself or a stock in trade cardboard figure Even though I am obligated to read the Sejer series out of order it is evident that Sejer's and Skarre's characters build gradually and keenly I finally get to see the genesis of Sejer and I appreciate the light but revealing touch by FossumThe narrative swings back and forth in time but ever so delicately and accessibly Artist Eva is a divorcee with a young child Emma She is committed to her work and makes her living solely on her art Her art is best described as a style of underpainting in order to capture light shadows and the play of both She uses black and white exclusively and some layers of grey Often an observer asks “What does it mean?”While Eva is down by the river with Emma she sees a dead and decomposing body floating in the bank among the stones And by the way here is the description of the river to illustrate the power of Fossum’s prose“The river cascaded through the countryside splitting the cold town into two shivering gray floes” Fossum’s descriptions go hand and hand with the characters’ tensions and fears The mood of the town the atmosphere directly correlates to that of the characters who inhabit itEva assures her daughter that she will call the police from the phone box nearby But she doesn’t That is all one needs to know The rest of the story unfolds at a superb clip keeping pace with the reader’s demands while creating a creeping thrill of tension and aweThe ending as all Fossum books I have read gnawed at me Some of her books are open ended; however if you are one who likes for major points to be revealed you will be satisfied by the close of this book as there aren’t a lot of loose ends Yet there are jaw dropping surprises Even with this debut novel it is evident that Fossum is a first class writer And crime writer


  4. Brenda Brenda says:

    There is a reason for reading a series in order and I think it will be especially important in my reading of Karin Fossum's Inspector Sejer series With translated books they are not always done in order This one was her debut and I'm glad I get to start at the beginningSo this is my first Fossum book I really had no expectations and that kept me from being disappointed I really like Inspector Sejer He has a great relationship with his daughter helps children talks to his dog and is an astute inspector I want to get to know him betterMuch of the book is told from Eva's point of view and I had a hard time connecting with her She wasn't upset about being left by her husband she didn't change her life to provide for her child and she crossed lines that I never would I did find myself skimming over a few paragraphs in places that dragged during her storyAll in all this was a good beginning and introduction to the series I have the second book here in my pile and look forward to continuing with it


  5. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    35 This is actually her first book in this series but has just been translated and released here in the states Seemed sort of funny to be reading a book where his grandson is a baby after reading the series and seeing him grow up that took a bit getting used to But I have to say I really enjoyed this story she spent alot of time on her characters and the reader can tell It was not as dark and abrupt as some of her later ones but regardless the lady can write


  6. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    I love the Inspector Sejer series; this is Scandinavian crime fiction at its best Fossum is brilliant – writing understated intelligent narratives that discuss the moral dilemmas of real life We see most of the story through the views of her main characters in this instance the struggling artist Eva and Inspector Konrad Sejer Both are empathetic considered and realKonrad Sejer listens I am so impressed that this uietly spoken conservative middle aged man has such patience and great listening skills He has mastered the art perceptive listening; he is totally focused mindful and aware leaving gaps in conversation to allow the other person to fill in the spaces a trait that works very well I loved how Eva and her friend discuss the meaning of art and what it is to be an artist “You become an artist because you have to Because there aren’t any alternatives” Simply stated personal accurateProstitution is given the same serious considerations as art; “Let’s call it customer service of a sort People ring up and make an appointment and I receive them There are many needs out there you know and this niche in the market is really deep” Again a simple unemotional statement of facts as Maja and perhaps the author sees it Fossum is the master of the understatement; the few words she uses are measured and considered intelligent and effective So here we have a crime novel that presents us with several moral dilemmas some interesting points to consider and two murders A great read; a well structured plot empathetic intelligent main characters this is Fossum at her best This is the first book in the Inspector Sejer series though it has been the last to be translated to English The entire series is worthy of your consideration you will not be disappointed


  7. Herbie Herbie says:

    Hmm This wasn't bad but it was just eh 🤷🏻‍♀️ the ending especially was just a bit lack lustre for me I guess I'd just been expecting something a bit exciting The overall pace was slow and although the second half was interesting it was difficult to follow at times25 stars rounded up


  8. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    This is the first Sejer and must have been translated after the others I've read all the latter Sejer series and some of her stand alones as well This is a 35 star but I couldn't round it up because it is majorly centered within the thoughts eyes of Eva and not in Sejer's Nothing wrong with that but it doesn't give the Sejer ponderous slant uite the same way There was a very tense 50 page escapade that definitely was a 4 And the children who were minor characters were also drawn uite well 45 or 5 But as good as Karin Fossum's novels are to plot and motivations I just didn't feel the real in this one Eva's personality I got it But not why the rage flowed when it didShe is an excellent writer one of my favorites Her people and Sejer uite flawed and often morose but honest to their core identity And in this one Eva actually left me super interested but also uite perplexed As a novel entity this one lost an entire star for the jumpiness of the transitions And she gets MUCH better at that later in the series with added plot interest and twists you don't see coming I completely understand why this was not the first translated and promoted They needed to get Sejer and his dog as the pivot to return to another plot or book in the series This one did not have him as the pivot point


  9. Ivi Oltovska Ivi Oltovska says:

    loved it very nice written


  10. David R. Dowdy David R. Dowdy says:

    Inspector Sejer sey year is born in this book We should christen him or anoint him He doesn’t enter as a savior nor will he ever in successive books At least not regarding an initial murder because then you wouldn’t have a murder mystery In fact he and all other detectives might not ever prevent a second murderWhat we may honor though is his ability to read emotions and not become emotional himself His aura doesn’t stem from his melancholy demeanor that’s always a useful characteristic to give a detective and it doesn’t come from bravado He is nearly the humblest investigator you’ll find in detective fictionKarin Fossum does masterful work She starts with a simple premise and keeps the unfolding brutality simple Nothing over the top Just pure scripting In theory that’s a great way to write a police procedural if you’re not trying to write a thriller It must take extraordinary restraint to keep the story convergent as she does so well Possibly that’s the key to Scandinavian mystery though you’ll find thrillers in that genreHowever if you as a writer are convergent what you do between narrow lines must be powerful You must deal with human emotions whether they are frail or strong in a way that let’s the reader know how they are feeling They must survive or fold right there in front of youShe really gets well the loathing and anxiety of characters trapped in a fate of their own making Speaking of characters Fossum allows them to move the plot along by their reaction to events and by the foolish decisions they make She doesn’t use magicThis one has a twist of the sort that will make you empathetic for a killer On another note it got up my nose for a wholly different reason than my feelings for the superb writing Read it to find out why


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10 thoughts on “Evas øye

  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    This is the first book in the popular Norwegian mystery series featuring Inspector Konrad SejerAs the story opens Eva Magnus and her seven year old daughter Emma spot a body floating in an Oslo river Young Emma is fascinated but Eva is horrified To humor her daughter Eva agrees to phone the police from a nearby call box Eva pretends to call the authorities but really phones her father and has a brief conversation about this and that She then hustles Emma awayOf course the police soon pull the man's body out of the water and identify it as Egil Einarsson a local brewery worker who's been stabbed to death Further inuiries reveal that Einarsson disappeared about six months ago at about the same time a high class prostitute named Maja Durban was murdered Because the deaths occurred in the same general area Inspector Sejer thinks they're probably relatedSejer interviews Einarsson's wifewho reports that her husband was a very ordinary fellow who when not at the brewery went to the Kings Arms pub with his friends or worked on his car in the garage Sejer also speaks to Einarsson's six year old son who was often an 'assistant mechanic' to his dad I like that Sejer befriends the Einarsson boy taking him for a ride in a police car and buying him a little child size boiler suitSejer also interviews Einarsson's friends and colleagues and learns that when he disappeared the dead man was going to sell his treasured car However no one knows who the buyer wasAs it turns out Sejer has also interviewed Eva Magnusmonths before Eva and Maja the dead prostitute had been childhood friends who became reacuainted just before Maja was killed Eva reported having dinner with her friend and briefly visiting her apartment but said she knew nothing about Maja's deathSejer is a little suspicious because Eva a struggling artist who was always broke has been a little flush lately She even took Emma to McDonald's Wow Ha ha haThe story is told from two alternating points of views Inspector Sejer and Eva Magnus In the first half of the book we follow Sejer's investigations and learn about Eva's day to day activities Sejer is an astute determined detective who interviews witnesses again and again to eke out every little bit of informationand maybe trip them up Eva is a divorcee who's oddly friendly with the ex husband who ran out on her She's also a painter with a uniue vision and style supported by government grants We learn that Eva has struggled to pay bills buy food and slip her elderly dad a few extra kroner She also worries about her daughter a rather plain chubby child who's scheduled to start school This first part of the story is compelling and suspensefulThe second half of the book details the events leading up the murders of Maja and Einarsson This section of the story is very detailed and a little slow but does elucidate how and why everything happenedsome of which is uite startlingOverall a good introduction to the Inspector Sejer mysteriesYou can follow my reviews at

  2. Phrynne Phrynne says:

    This is the first book in a fairly long series translated from Norwegian It is also published under the title In the DarknessThe book starts well when Eva and her daughter out for a stroll along the river bank find a dead body in the water Eva's reaction to this is not one you would expect and the story develops from there We meet our main character Inspector Konrad Sejer who turns out to be a caring and thoughtful man and also one who worries at a case until it is concluded like a dog with a boneI felt the book started and finished well although it bogged down a bit in the middle The ending was a surprise to me but with hindsight the clues were all there It was a good read and I will be continuing with the series

  3. switterbug (Betsey) switterbug (Betsey) says:

    Karin Fossum may be listed as the ueen of crime fiction but to me she is the ueen of the disconcerting ending I mean blow me away Ms Karin Blow Me Away You did it again Well let me first digressEver since the outrageously popular series THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Scandinavian mysteries have been flooding the American marketplace How to parse which ones are good mediocre or flat out bad? Some of these mysteries preceded DRAGON in its original country but were printed in English after the Dragon Fever capitalizing on the notion of region Readers are hungry for Scandinavian mysteries and I am no exception But after reading some stinkers I decided to do my homework Norwegian Karin Fossum was a published poet before being a crime writer which bodes well as this is obviously a writer who cares about the power of lyricism Her descriptive prose is subtly poeticKarin Fossum books were not released in the US in chronological order unfortunately but she was here before Larsson which alerts me that she didn’t arrive BECAUSE of Larsson THE INDIAN BRIDE which was published here in 2005 demonstrated Fossum as a writer who is not just interested in the good guys catching the bad guys It is a fascinating story that is sociological and character driven one that I can comfortably recommend to my non crime book reading friendsEVA'S EYE the first Inspector Sejer book has finally arrived It has a unorthodox approach to the series genre Sejer doesn't come across as the main character He is integral to the story and the necessary moral center But instead of HIS categorical perspective it is Eva a self contained beautiful but too thin woman who carries the book This is brilliant because series books that focus primarily on the crime fighter eventually peter out because the cop or detective either becomes a parody of himherself or a stock in trade cardboard figure Even though I am obligated to read the Sejer series out of order it is evident that Sejer's and Skarre's characters build gradually and keenly I finally get to see the genesis of Sejer and I appreciate the light but revealing touch by FossumThe narrative swings back and forth in time but ever so delicately and accessibly Artist Eva is a divorcee with a young child Emma She is committed to her work and makes her living solely on her art Her art is best described as a style of underpainting in order to capture light shadows and the play of both She uses black and white exclusively and some layers of grey Often an observer asks “What does it mean?”While Eva is down by the river with Emma she sees a dead and decomposing body floating in the bank among the stones And by the way here is the description of the river to illustrate the power of Fossum’s prose“The river cascaded through the countryside splitting the cold town into two shivering gray floes” Fossum’s descriptions go hand and hand with the characters’ tensions and fears The mood of the town the atmosphere directly correlates to that of the characters who inhabit itEva assures her daughter that she will call the police from the phone box nearby But she doesn’t That is all one needs to know The rest of the story unfolds at a superb clip keeping pace with the reader’s demands while creating a creeping thrill of tension and aweThe ending as all Fossum books I have read gnawed at me Some of her books are open ended; however if you are one who likes for major points to be revealed you will be satisfied by the close of this book as there aren’t a lot of loose ends Yet there are jaw dropping surprises Even with this debut novel it is evident that Fossum is a first class writer And crime writer

  4. Brenda Brenda says:

    There is a reason for reading a series in order and I think it will be especially important in my reading of Karin Fossum's Inspector Sejer series With translated books they are not always done in order This one was her debut and I'm glad I get to start at the beginningSo this is my first Fossum book I really had no expectations and that kept me from being disappointed I really like Inspector Sejer He has a great relationship with his daughter helps children talks to his dog and is an astute inspector I want to get to know him betterMuch of the book is told from Eva's point of view and I had a hard time connecting with her She wasn't upset about being left by her husband she didn't change her life to provide for her child and she crossed lines that I never would I did find myself skimming over a few paragraphs in places that dragged during her storyAll in all this was a good beginning and introduction to the series I have the second book here in my pile and look forward to continuing with it

  5. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    35 This is actually her first book in this series but has just been translated and released here in the states Seemed sort of funny to be reading a book where his grandson is a baby after reading the series and seeing him grow up that took a bit getting used to But I have to say I really enjoyed this story she spent alot of time on her characters and the reader can tell It was not as dark and abrupt as some of her later ones but regardless the lady can write

  6. Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling says:

    I love the Inspector Sejer series; this is Scandinavian crime fiction at its best Fossum is brilliant – writing understated intelligent narratives that discuss the moral dilemmas of real life We see most of the story through the views of her main characters in this instance the struggling artist Eva and Inspector Konrad Sejer Both are empathetic considered and realKonrad Sejer listens I am so impressed that this uietly spoken conservative middle aged man has such patience and great listening skills He has mastered the art perceptive listening; he is totally focused mindful and aware leaving gaps in conversation to allow the other person to fill in the spaces a trait that works very well I loved how Eva and her friend discuss the meaning of art and what it is to be an artist “You become an artist because you have to Because there aren’t any alternatives” Simply stated personal accurateProstitution is given the same serious considerations as art; “Let’s call it customer service of a sort People ring up and make an appointment and I receive them There are many needs out there you know and this niche in the market is really deep” Again a simple unemotional statement of facts as Maja and perhaps the author sees it Fossum is the master of the understatement; the few words she uses are measured and considered intelligent and effective So here we have a crime novel that presents us with several moral dilemmas some interesting points to consider and two murders A great read; a well structured plot empathetic intelligent main characters this is Fossum at her best This is the first book in the Inspector Sejer series though it has been the last to be translated to English The entire series is worthy of your consideration you will not be disappointed

  7. Herbie Herbie says:

    Hmm This wasn't bad but it was just eh 🤷🏻‍♀️ the ending especially was just a bit lack lustre for me I guess I'd just been expecting something a bit exciting The overall pace was slow and although the second half was interesting it was difficult to follow at times25 stars rounded up

  8. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    This is the first Sejer and must have been translated after the others I've read all the latter Sejer series and some of her stand alones as well This is a 35 star but I couldn't round it up because it is majorly centered within the thoughts eyes of Eva and not in Sejer's Nothing wrong with that but it doesn't give the Sejer ponderous slant uite the same way There was a very tense 50 page escapade that definitely was a 4 And the children who were minor characters were also drawn uite well 45 or 5 But as good as Karin Fossum's novels are to plot and motivations I just didn't feel the real in this one Eva's personality I got it But not why the rage flowed when it didShe is an excellent writer one of my favorites Her people and Sejer uite flawed and often morose but honest to their core identity And in this one Eva actually left me super interested but also uite perplexed As a novel entity this one lost an entire star for the jumpiness of the transitions And she gets MUCH better at that later in the series with added plot interest and twists you don't see coming I completely understand why this was not the first translated and promoted They needed to get Sejer and his dog as the pivot to return to another plot or book in the series This one did not have him as the pivot point

  9. Ivi Oltovska Ivi Oltovska says:

    loved it very nice written

  10. David R. Dowdy David R. Dowdy says:

    Inspector Sejer sey year is born in this book We should christen him or anoint him He doesn’t enter as a savior nor will he ever in successive books At least not regarding an initial murder because then you wouldn’t have a murder mystery In fact he and all other detectives might not ever prevent a second murderWhat we may honor though is his ability to read emotions and not become emotional himself His aura doesn’t stem from his melancholy demeanor that’s always a useful characteristic to give a detective and it doesn’t come from bravado He is nearly the humblest investigator you’ll find in detective fictionKarin Fossum does masterful work She starts with a simple premise and keeps the unfolding brutality simple Nothing over the top Just pure scripting In theory that’s a great way to write a police procedural if you’re not trying to write a thriller It must take extraordinary restraint to keep the story convergent as she does so well Possibly that’s the key to Scandinavian mystery though you’ll find thrillers in that genreHowever if you as a writer are convergent what you do between narrow lines must be powerful You must deal with human emotions whether they are frail or strong in a way that let’s the reader know how they are feeling They must survive or fold right there in front of youShe really gets well the loathing and anxiety of characters trapped in a fate of their own making Speaking of characters Fossum allows them to move the plot along by their reaction to events and by the foolish decisions they make She doesn’t use magicThis one has a twist of the sort that will make you empathetic for a killer On another note it got up my nose for a wholly different reason than my feelings for the superb writing Read it to find out why

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