Author: Fossum, Karin. Translated from Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund.
Year Published: 2006
No. of pages: 264
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8”x 5”
A woman wakes up in the middle of the night. A strange man is in her bedroom. She lies there in silence, paralyzed with fear. But in this "claustrophobic and intense" (Independent, London) tale by the Gumshoe Award– and Los Angeles Times Book Prize–winning creator of the Inspector Konrad Sejer crime series, the woman is an author and the man is one of her characters, desperate for her to tell his story. He, the author decides, is Alvar Eide, 42 years old, single, working in a gallery. He lives a quiet, orderly life and likes it that way, until the icy winter morning when a fragile young drug addict walks into the gallery. Alvar gives her a cup of coffee to warm her up. And then one day she appears on his doorstep.