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Marilyn StasioAndreas teams up with his socially inept friend, known as Zipp, to snatch a young mother's purse, harming her infant in the process, before they run off to break into the home of a reclusive old woman. Only Andreas manages to get into the house, and Fossum makes the odd choice of telegraphing much too early what eventually happens to him after he is trapped inside the home of this profoundly disturbed woman. Even with its suspense dissipated, the story is so chillingly told (in a lucid translation by Felicity David) that we can only marvel at the author's skill at illustrating how a random sequence of events can cause so many lives to intersect in so many horrifying ways.
— The New York Times