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Point of View

This novel is told from the point of view of a third-person narrator. This narrator tends to focus on Harry while telling the story of Rakel’s murder and the discovery of the identity of the person who killed her. This narrator tells what happens from Harry’s perspective and also narrates Harry’s emotions, thoughts, and memories. The narrator is not omniscient. When he narrates with a focus on Harry, he only knows what Harry knows.

This third-person narrator is ideal in order to tell the entire story because it allows the narrator to focus on other characters as needed. In Chapter 51, for instance, Harry and Krohn choose to give each person involved in Finne’s murder only certain information relative to their role. For instance, Dagny knows nothing about why she is going to the park. She is only told that she is...

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