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Friday, May 23, 2014

The Indian Bride


The Indian Bride by Karin Fossum

Gunder lives in a small town where almost everyone knows everyone.  Being a little different, he decides to travel to India in search of a bride.  The reason he chose India was because of a book his sister had given him.  He loves his sister dearly and cherishes their relationship.

While in India, Gunder is lucky and finds the perfect woman to be his bride, and she accepts.  They are married in India and Gunder makes plans to have his new bride travel back to Norway, leaving her life in India behind.

On the day his new bride was to arrive, Gunder gets word his sister has been in a terrible accident and is in a coma in the hospital.  Fearing the worst, he heads to the hospital and asks a friend to go to the airport to pick up his bride.  Unfortunately his friend return alone.  Not only is his sister in the hospital, his bride is nowhere to be found, and the town is talking about a terrible murder of an unidentified woman.

Enter Inspector Sejer and his team.  Even if you have not read any of the previous inspector novels, you can still get a good grasp for this man and his style.

Work with the inspector and feel Gunder’s emotions as the story unravels.  Who would do such a thing, and why?