FOR THE MISSING is the award-winning, globally bestselling Swedish crime debut from Lina Bengtstdotter about a missing girl, and the detective who must return home and confront her darkest secrets in order to find her.
Nora’s daughter Annabelle has disappeared, last seen on her way home from a party.
Gullspång’s inexperienced police are wilting under the national media spotlight – and its residents desperate for answers.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING . . .
Stockholm DI Charlie Lager must return home to find Annabelle, and then get out of town as soon as she can. Before everyone discovers the truth about her . . .
I really enjoyed this one, it was really well written and I thought the execution of the story was excellent!
The location for this book was brilliant, the descriptions of the settings and the different Swedish towns were excellent. The author really transported me in to the story.
The plot was gripping and I was hooked by the first few pages, it is a tough subject to read about but I thought it was handled very well and all was in keeping with the story.
I love discovering a new crime series and this will be one to watch! I thought Charlie was a great character and I loved seeing his personality come through as I progressed with the story. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series now – he is definitely a character I can see myself following in the future.
Four stars from me, a really enjoyable crime thriller, highly recommended!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lina Bengtsdotter grew up in Gullspång, Sweden. She is a teacher in Swedish and Psychology and has published a number of short stories in various newspapers and magazines in Sweden and the Nordic countries. She has lived in the UK and in Italy and today resides outside of Stockholm with her three children.
FOR THE MISSING is her debut novel.
Agnes Broomé is a literary translator and Preceptor in Scandinavian at Harvard University. With a PhD in Translation Studies, her translations include August Prize-winner.