The Indian Bride

The Indian Bride

Book - 2007 | 1st U.S. ed
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Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., [2007]
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151011827
Branch Call Number: MYS FOSSU-K
Characteristics: 297 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Barslund, Charlotte


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Aug 07, 2018

Plodding is a good description of this "love story." (see earlier reviews) I have trouble accepting that a man who has decided to find a wife, marries the only woman he speaks to on vacation and knows her for only two weeks is truly in love. I also have a bit of difficulty in reading 200 pages of passive voice. A bit of a "make your own ending" book rather than a true detective story.

Nov 30, 2017

I have never read a more thoughtful love story based on a murder mystery than this one. Every book I've read by Karin Fossum is excellent and very well written. I highly recommend all of her books, but this one stands out as being one of her best. Her books never end like you think they will, the story curves and takes you on a journey you won't forget easily.

Feb 17, 2016

Also published as "Calling Out to You"

multcolib_susannel Aug 12, 2014

This is one of the best Scandinavian mysteries that I have read! Not only is the writing and the mystery engaging but at its heart it contains something rarely seen in an otherwise gritty, dark mystery; a true and unique love story.

Jul 21, 2014

I found this story a bit plodding! We get bits and pieces of info on the characters but they never seem to be fully developed people.

While the author's opinion of why people do not want to get involved may be accurate, she never fully resolves their story line, especially young Linda and her fantasies about the young police officer.
The ending also is leaves you to surmise the ending and form your own opinions!

Jun 25, 2014

I just discovered this author, who spins a beautiful mystery with her interesting characters. The read is enjoyable, fast paced and it is easy to become totally involved with the book. A great new author and discovery for me.

Apr 17, 2014

The genius of Karin Fossum is her ability to connect the reader with the aftermath of the crime that initiates the mystery story. In The Indian Bride (Calling Out For You), Fossum introduces us to the hopes and dreams of Gundar Jomann, a simple man, an honest man, a likeable man. Gundar wants to get married. All of his adult life he dreams of marrying a South Asian woman, so Gunder goes to India to find a wife. To Gunder, it was not a Quixotic quest, for he had a lot to offer: a house, a garden, a car, a job, and his kitchen was well equipped. And Gunder meets and marries a wonderful woman, Poona Bai, but on the day Poona arrives in Norway, Gunder must attend his sister who is in critical care at the hospital. Later we learn that shortly after Poona reaches the town that was to be her new home, she was murdered. Why was she murdered? Who murdered her? Now, at the centre of this complex ordeal is a simple man whose heart is broken by a tragic loss. To get to the truth in a Karin Fossum book is not as straightforward as it seems; although Fossum may write in an intimate yet simple style, her tale is complex. And Fossum's themes are representative of our concerns: quest for value, marginalization, right to live, family, and responsibility.

Mar 26, 2013

This book is actually also "Calling Out For You" published in 2005 by the same author.

Jan 10, 2012

Some characters act logically and with a view to their own safety and future, but the book is mostly full of annoying characters who withhold information from the police without good reason; worse, the book stops about 100 pages before the end; it is quite unclear as to who actually committed the crime, the main subplot is simply abandoned in the last few pages and so it is rather difficult to enjoy this book overall

Mar 29, 2009

Great Mystery, couldn't put it down.


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Apr 17, 2014

He sat very still and tried to get a sense of what he was feeling. If what had happened out on the meadow involved Poona in any way then he would have felt it, wouldn't he? He put his hand in his inside pocket and got out the marriage certificate, which he carried close to his heart. Read the few lines and the names on the paper over and over. Miss Poona Bai, born on June 1st, 1962, and Mr Gunder Jomann, born on October 10th, 1949. It was a pretty piece of paper. Champagne coloured with a border. The seal of the courthouse at the top. Actual proof. Now he didn't think anyone would believe him. He sighed deeply and crumpled a little. (Chapter 7)


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