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Unspoken : Anders Knutas series 2

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'Strong characters raise questions of how well we know those close to us...gripping' Financial Times The dead man was a drunk; a regular on the park benches of Gotland's city centre. He had been celebrating winning 80,000 Krona at the races. His body is discovered by one of his drinking buddies: he is drenched in blood and someone or something has left a hole the size of a fist in the back of his head. It's winter on the island of Gotland. The tourists have returned home. The tree branches are bare, the sky is sleet grey and the days are getting shorter and darker. Winter is a quiet time for Chief Inspector Anders Knutas and Detective Karin Jacobsson; the tourists tend to take the violent crimes with them back to the mainland. To keep their lives simple, they are tempted to assume that the victim died as a result of a drunken brawl over money. But all of the clues point to something far more sinister. Then 14-year old Fanny Jansson, a volunteer at the local stables, vanishes. At first Knutas and Jacobsson find it hard to believe that the two cases are linked: one is a violent murder, the other, the disappearance of a lonely and isolated child who has probably run away. Painstakingly, they work the clues, assisted by ambitious TV reporter Johan Berg. But what none of them realise is that truth is much closer to home than they'd ever imagine.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map
  • 0552156132
  • 9780552156134
  • 100,386

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"Strong characters raise questions of how well we know those close to us . . . gripping" * Financial Times * "PRAISE FOR UNSEEN: Just when I thought that the flow of impressive crime writers from the Nordic countries was slowing down, up pops another. Unseen is the Swede Mari Jungstedt's first novel, but it doesn't feel like it. She is in total control of plot and pace, conveys chilling atmosphere and her characters are well above average for believability." * Marcel Berlins, The Times * "There's an icy dispassionate grip to Jungstedt's writing that recalls Henning Mankell." * Metro *show more

About Mari Jungstedt

Mari Jungstedt is one of the most successful crime fiction authors in Sweden, and has sold over 3 million copies of her books worldwide. Barry Forshaw writes that her Inspector Knutas novels are 'among the most rarefied and satisfying pleasures afforded by the field'. She has written nine novels set on the island of Gotland and featuring Knutas. Mari lives in Stockholm with her husband and two children.show more

Back cover copy

The tree branches are bare, the sky is grey and the days are getting shorter and darker. Winter should be a quiet time on the holiday island of Gotland, but two crimes shatter the peace for Chief Inspector Anders Knutas. The first body found is Henry Dahlström, an alcoholic photographer. He had just had a spectacular success at the races, winning eighty thousand krona when his horse came home in the fifth race of the day. The next morning his body, badly beaten, was discovered in his darkroom. Days later a fourteen-year-old girl is reported missing. She was a lonely child, with few friends and living with her dysfunctional mother. Her only joy is looking after the horses at the local stables. Can these two crimes be connected? Photographs found in Dahlström's darkroom suggest a sinister link... 'There's an icy dispassionate grip to Jungstedt's writing that recalls Henning Mankell' Metroshow more

Review Text

"Strong characters raise questions of how well we know those close to us . . . gripping"show more

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2,122 ratings
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