For the Missing
The gripping Scandinavian crime thriller smash hit
By Lina Bengtsdotter
The award-winning, global bestselling Swedish crime debut about a missing girl, and the detective who must return home and confront her darkest secrets in order to find her.
'A thriller that lingers in the memory' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB
'Dark Nordic noir' THE i
'A global bestseller' SUNDAY TIMES
'A first-class procedural' CRIME TIME
The award-winning, international bestselling Swedish crime debut about a missing girl, and the detective who must return home and confront her darkest secrets in order to find her - for fans of MISSING, PRESUMED by Susie Steiner, I'M TRAVELLING ALONE by Samuel Bjork, and THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell.
She must find Annabelle. Before it's too late.THE MISSING
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 . . .
If you liked MISSING, PRESUMED by Susie Steiner, I'M TRAVELLING ALONE by Samuel Bjork, and THEN SHE WAS GONE by Lisa Jewell, or THE MISSING by C.L. Taylor, you will love FOR THE MISSING.
What real readers are saying about FOR THE MISSING:
'Oh My Gosh! This is epic!'
'This is a great crime mystery'
'An interesting and fascinating read'
'I am just amazed when a debut author presents a crime thriller in a fresh way'
'The tension grows and grows up to a stunning conclusion'
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.
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13 Dec 2018
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This smash hit Swedish debut breathes new life into a few well-worn det-fic themes to create a thriller that lingers in the memory — SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB
A powerful Scandi Noir debut by a promising new author ... Atmospheric, evocative and with a heroine who overcomes some of the genre's clichés, this is a first-class procedural with all shades of grey unveiled like onion peel as the narrative progresses. With various parallel story strands deepening the mystery before they all come together in a flurry of unwelcome truths, this makes for an altogether excellent thriller — Maxim Jakubowski, CRIME TIME
This debut novel from a psychology teacher upholds the recent tradition of dark Nordic noir. A girl goes missing on her way home from the party in the forested village of Gullspang. Enter a Stockholm detective with a secret of her own — THE i PAPER
This debut novel is intelligent and arresting. And grim — Mat Coward, MORNING STAR
A brilliant, dense crime novel — Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
The next big Swedish crime sensation — Dagbladet (Norway)
A wonderful debut — Dziennik Zachodni (Poland)