Mailbox Monday #232

Mailbox Monday (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch.  August’s host is Bermudaonion The Reading Fever.

The meme allows bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received:

1.  The Water’s Edge by Karin Fossum, translated by Charlotte Barslund, which I received from a friend.

Reinhardt and Kristine Ris, a married couple, are out for a Sunday walk when they discover the body of a boy and see the figure of a man limping away. They alert the police, but not before Reinhardt, to Kristine’s horror, kneels down and takes photographs of the dead child with his cell phone. Inspectors Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre begin to make inquiries in the little town of Huseby. But then another boy disappears, and an explanation seems more remote than ever. Meanwhile, the Rises’ marriage unravels as Reinhardt becomes obsessed with the tragic events and his own part in them.

2.  Bad Intentions by Karin Fossum, translated by Charlotte Barslund, which I received from a friend.

In this chilling addition to the internationally best-selling Inspector Konrad Sejer series, the detective must face down his memories and fears as he investigates the deaths of two troubled young men. The first victim, Jon Moreno, was getting better after a mysterious guilt had driven him to a nervous breakdown one year earlier. His psychiatrist said so, as did his new friend at the hospital, Molly Gram, with her little-girl-lost looks. So when he drowns in Dead Water Lake, Sejer hesitates to call it a suicide.

Then the corpse of another young man is found, a Vietnamese immigrant. And Sejer begins to feel his age weigh on him. Does he still have the strength to pursue the elusive explanations for human evil? A harrowing, masterfully wrought mystery from the celebrated Karin Fossum.

What did you receive?


  1. The Waters Edge sounds really good and I haven’t heard of it before. Enjoy your books.

  2. They sound very chilling. Love the cover of Water’s Edge.

    Enjoy your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  3. Both sounds good to me and it’s a new author for me. Happy reading!

  4. New books and a new author for me.

  5. I hope they exceed your expectations!

  6. They do look like a couple of great mysteries, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy them as much as I did The Caller, which I reviewed earlier this year…Karin Fossum’s latest U.S. release.

  7. Looks like a couple of great mysteries. Enjoy!

  8. Happy reading!

  9. I had a quiet one, but next week’s mailbox will be full of RWAus stuff!
    I’ve always wanted to try Karin Fossum, hope you enjoy it 🙂

  10. Both books sound very interesting stories. A new author for me.