Thursday 17 January 2019

BLOG TOUR ~ For The Missing by Lina Bengtsdotter

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for For The Missing where I have a review of Lina's debut novel which has been translated into English. I was thrilled to be asked by Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers who organised this tour in conjunction with Orion Publishing Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this review so without further ado, here it is:

When a teenage girl goes missing from a small town, the local police start to buckle under the pressure. Enter Charlie Lager, the brilliant but conflicted Detective Inspector sent from Stockholm to solve the mystery of Annabelle's disappearance. Her superiors don't know that Charlie grew up in this very town - and she's determined to keep it that way. But as she gets closer to the truth, cracks begin to form in her own lies.Can Charlie find Annabelle before her darkest secrets are brought to light? FOR THE MISSING, time is running out...

This is the english translation of a popular crime book released last year in Sweden and it's the first of a series where we're introduced to DI Charlie Lager of the National Operations Department in Stockholm. A young girl from the small town of Gullspång goes missing, she and her partner Anders Bratt are sent to help with the investigation. We quickly learn that Charlie has a load of secrets with one of them being that she grew up in Gullspång with her alcoholic mother, Betty where she spent most of her life trying to overpower the memories. But what are the odds she’ll be recognised after 20 years???

I really enjoyed this book, it is told from 4 different narratives where it started off great but then I felt it dipped a little and a little bit of it was dragged out in parts but it did hold my attention apart from this but then when it picked up it was great again. There are quite a few surprises along the way also involving majority of the main characters.  With everyone in the town Gullspång looking like that they've things to hide, it makes looking for Annabelle much tougher, will they find her before it's too late?? I'd recommend this book and I am really looking forward to the next installment of DI Charlie Lager and hope that it won't be too long until it's upon us.

For The Missing is available in all good bookshops, libraries, on audio and on Kindle where it is currently £4.99 at the time of publication of this review.

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