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. (Goodreads)
I love Kristina Ohlsson!! So much! I originally came by her work after my brother put one of her books in my hand ad told me to read it. Thank god I did. And thank god I decided to check out some more of her work! This book leaves you wanting more and hanging onto every single word.
The story centres around children being kidnapped and being found dead with the word unwanted on their heads. Obviously the police have to find the person responsible. I don’t want to say too much about the plot because I don’t want to spoil anything. I loved the characters in this book. I felt like I could connect to every one of them and I could understand why they would have misgivings about other characters.
There were little love problems, marital problems etc, but I don’t think that diverted in anyway from the story. I think it helped because it reminded us as readers that they are actual people and they have problems of their own without the work issues. The issues with the children makes you realise just how closely you have to watch your kids because they could disappear so quickly.
I think Kristina Ohlsson is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I did have one question left over which was, what happened with Ellen and Carl. Other than that I have no qualms with this book and would happily recommend this author. I am really looking forward to reading the second book and I gave this book 5/5 stars!