Missing - Karin Alvtegen Reviews
Description:ISBN 1841954985 / Author: Karin Alvtegen / Genre: Crime / Thriller / In The Grand Hotel, a homeless woman charms a businessman into ... more
Missing - Karin Alvtegen ... 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 totally compelling read and a classic thriller that confirms Alvtegen as a crime writer worth comparison with Henning Mankell. But at its core, the book also explores the terrifying isolation for a woman who has rejected the values of her background and intimacy of her family.
Newest Review: ... of doing things, as the information is given to us a bit at a time. Her childhood was quite traumatic, and it is easy to see ... more
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by - written on 10/01/09 (Very useful, 171 readings)
Sibylla, for reasons that we later discover, has decided to remove herself from society, living a hand to mouth existence and sleeping rough. Occasionally, as a treat, she dresses up and persuades whoever she can find to pay for a meal and a room in a hotel. Unfortunately, this time, the man in question is found murdered, and Sibylla is the prime suspect. Fleeing the hotel, she manages to keep herself hidden, but soon, there is a second murder and Sibylla is much sought after. Can she keep away from the clutches of the police until her name is cleared? And is there anything she can do to clear her name? I have read and enjoyed one or two books by Karin ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/03/07 (Very useful, 109 readings)
THE PLOT Using a confidence trick to get a warm bed for the night Sybilla Forstenstroem, a young homeless woman, finds herself the chief suspect for the brutal murder of a businessman in Stockholm's Grand Hotel. Terrified she lies low hoping that the furore will calm down but when she meets Patrik, a young boy who is as much an outsider as she, she learns that more murders have taken place and that the press are branding her an evil serial killer. What's more, they have dug up her entire background - how she was brought up in a privileged middle-class family but was admitted to hospital for mental health problems before disappearing - and are starting to try ... Read the complete review
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