A Novel

Book - 2013
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From the winner of the 2012 Stabilo Prize for Best Crime Writer of Southern Sweden, comes the second installment of the Frederika Bergman crime series.

Fifteen years ago: A teenage girl is viciously assaulted as she picks flowers in a field one night in midsummer. The crime is never reported.

Present day: A man with no identification on his person is killed in a hit-and-run. He is never reported missing. Across the city, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide.

Fredrika Bergman is assigned to the case. What she and her colleagues discover is that a sinister evil, the roots of which date back decades, is the link behind these seemingly unrelated crimes. There's a reason why none of them were ever reported, and it has to do with a shocking and horrendous cover-up unlike anything Fredrika could have possibly imagined.

Skillfully crafted and highly suspenseful, Silenced is a gripping thriller in which the consequences of past tragedies continue to haunt the present, reaching further and deeper than anyone ever expected.
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, c2013
Edition: 1st Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439198902
Branch Call Number: M OHL
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,24 cm


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Nov 20, 2016

The second book in the Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht series.

Sep 25, 2014

This is an ok Scandinavian mystery. I listened to it and the book had some issues as an audio. The narrative changes viewpoint fairly often and you really had to pay attention to know whose viewpoint it switched to. I found this book just average and might have set it aside without finishing if I were reading instead of listening. I did not find it "gripping" as the summary says. However, just as an aside, I was impressed with how understanding police management was about their officers' private lives and how refreshing it was when the chief would say "go home, eat and sleep. We will continue on Monday" to his team. Sheesh that would never happen in the US.

May 26, 2014

This was a very complex plot, but was certainly a 'page turner'. I expect I'll read more of her books.

Jul 27, 2013

Very complicated - perhaps more so because of the translation.

akarenina Mar 27, 2013

This is a complicated mystery/thriller about Swedes and the trafficking of illegal aliens. All the police protagonists had a a little too much going on in the way of relationship baggage. It didn't actually get in the way of the story, but was still unnecessary.

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