The second page-turning novel from the new Swedish queen of crime fiction - DI Charlie Lager returns to investigate a long-buried disappearance...
She must find the truth about Francesca. Before the past catches up with her...
A TRAGIC PAST
Thirty years ago, the body of a teenage boy was found in Gullspang's lake, and his best friend vanished from her home. Paul Bergman's death was ruled a suicide; Francesca was never found.
AN UNSOLVED CASE
Drawn back to Gullspang, Detective Inspector Charlie Lager is haunted by the strange house she knew as a child, and by the missing girl who once lived there. Convinced that the original investigation was flawed, Charlie is determined to uncover what really happened all those decades ago.
A CRIME THAT WON'T STAY BURIED
But her interest in Francesca's disappearance begins to stir up long-hidden resentments, and half-forgotten memories. And if the truth is revealed, what will it mean for the living - and FOR THE DEAD?
A thriller that lingers in the memory - SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB (on For The Missing)
Dark Nordic noir - THE i (on For The Missing)
Intelligent and arresting - MORNING STAR (on For The Missing)
A first-class procedural . . . an altogether excellent thriller - CRIME TIME (on For The Missing)
Lina Bengtsdotter grew up in Gullspang, 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.