The Drowned Boy

The Drowned Boy

Book - 2015
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âe~He'd just learnt to walk,âe(tm) she said. âe~He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.âe(tm)

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 motherâe(tm)s story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.

Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, c2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781846558542
Branch Call Number: M FOS
Characteristics: 243 p. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dickson, Kari

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htliang
Apr 04, 2016

Tommy, a 16-month-old boy with Down's syndrome, dies from an apparent drowning. Was this just a tragic accident or does the calm, composed, self-absorbed, shallow-minded mother have something to hide? Chief Inspector Sejer is haunted and frustrated by this case; he wants to ensure justice for Tommy but finds it increasingly difficult to break the mother's story.
This book is an unhurried police procedural. Good character development delivers a "slow-burn" that makes you want to find out the truth. My chief complaint is the final paragraph. An author has the privilege of taking a story anywhere he or she wants, but I think the last paragraph in this novel is unrealistic.

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csut2
Dec 05, 2015

Wsj 2015
wsj nolan best 2015

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Timmers75
Nov 28, 2015

Alternately like watching paint dry and watching someone picking a scab. With a touch of absurdity thrown in for good measure.

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