Missing you

6 10 2011

Missing by Karin Alvtegen


Can murder and mercy go hand in hand? In The Grand Hotel, a homeless woman charms a businessman into paying for dinner and a room. When his dead body is discovered the following morning she becomes the prime suspect. When a second person is killed in similar circumstances, Sybilla, having left her comfortable middle-class upbringing for the anonymity of the streets, becomes the most wanted person in Sweden . . . Missing is a gripping, multi-faceted thriller; more than a murder-hunt, it is also something more profound : an individual’s journey to self-awareness and hope.

OK, it is a bit more profound than just a murder hunt but let’s not go overboard here. Still Alvtegen is an accomplished writer (with a decent translator) and this a pretty good read. Quite compelling stuff and well worth a go.

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