Unwanted

Unwanted

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
A U.S. debut by an award-winning Swedish author follows Inspector Fredericka Bergman's federal investigation into the kidnapping and murder of a child who had been separated from her mother on a crowded train on a rainy Swedish summer day, a case that points to the work of a brilliant and ruthless killer. 50,000 first printing.

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Inspector Fredericka Bergman investigates the kidnapping and murder of a child who had been separated from her mother on a crowded train on a rainy Swedish summer day, a case that points to the work of a brilliant and ruthless killer.

Simon and Schuster
One mistake changes everything…

In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train. Despite hundreds of potential witnesses, no one noticed when the girl was taken. Her distraught mother was left behind at the previous station in what seemed to be a coincidence. The train crew was alerted and kept a watchful eye on the sleeping child. But when the train pulled into Stockholm Central Station, the little girl had vanished. Inspector Alex Recht and his special team of federal investigators, assisted by the investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman, are assigned to what at first appears to be a classic custody fight. But when the child is found dead in the far north of Sweden with the word “unwanted” scribbled on her forehead, the case soon turns into the investigation team’s worst nightmare—the pursuit of a brilliant and ruthless killer.

Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439198896
1439198896
Branch Call Number: FIC OHLSSON
Characteristics: 357 p. ;,24 cm

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athena14
Sep 06, 2014

I couldn't bear to read this.

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IV27HUjg
Oct 07, 2013

Liked this story & writing.

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campingmomma
Sep 16, 2012

Really enjoyed this book. Can't wait for the next in the series (it's a new series featuring Fredrika Bergman, a civilian who works for the police department). It was easy to read and I couldn't put it down, read it in 2 days. Was surprised it focused more on the investigation than on the crime like most Swedish novels.

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klwallen
Aug 26, 2012

1st in Swedish series featuring Fredrika Bergman. abduction/murder of young girl.

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lucky38
Aug 19, 2012

This book is scary. Several disturbed people involved. I do recommend it to people that like to read about how things that happen to us in childhood can cause mental illness in adulthood. I know this book is fiction but know from reading about child abuse that bad things does happen to some children.

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nina_13
Jun 26, 2012

what age would this book be good for?

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KarenW
Jun 25, 2012

Reminiscent of Camilla Lackbeg, this adult novel is complete engrossing. When a child is abducted from a train and later found with "unwanted" written on her forehead, Fredrica is faced with her first murder case in her new job. Her collegues might not like her very much, but she becomes the one that makes the first correct move. As the team grows stronger they are faced with more abductions and murders. How all the clues add up, make this an addictive read. An excellent debut with characters and plotting that are expert. Looking forward to the next one.

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hamnah
Jun 12, 2012

COMMENTING DUE TO THE LACK OF COMMENTS!

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catfish1
Jan 26, 2012

Unputdownable. Will search for more books by this author.

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