Are the two connected? Is this the work of a serial killer spanning thirty years? Frederika and the special unit of the Swedish Federal Police are called in. Their case builds slowly, with multiple suspects - one of them close to a member of the team. I really enjoy Ohlsson's character building. She has given each main character a rich personal life that provides a more intimate reading experience. Ohlsson is extremely clever with her plotting and delivery of her story.
Interspersed with the investigation are Internal Affairs interviews held after the case has ended. Midway through, I went back to read that prologue again as the pieces started to fall into place.
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An intelligent, well written series with a side of grisly that I can easily recommend. I do hope Ohlsson plans to continue with this series. Jan 25, Paul Pessolano rated it really liked it. A dog unearths the body of a young woman that has been missing for over two years which starts a chain of events that is not only far reaching but baffling. Detective Fredrika Bergman is living with a college professor much older than herself and they have a young child. The professor is being accused of inappropriate behavior by one of his students and unfortunately it does not end there because he is also implicated in murder.
Fredrika believing in him withholds crucial evidence concerning her lover. Alex Recht, who is in charge of the investigation, just lost his wife and was involved in the initial search for the missing woman. Oh, and what about the snuff film. This is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the people involved in the case and their relationship to the mystery. A novel that is full of twists and turns that keeps its secret until the very end of the book.
This was the 2nd Kristina Ohlsson book I read - because I really liked the next in this series. As for The Disappeared - I'm annoyed. After reading the ending no I'm not going to put a spoiler here and then her Acknowledgement I was a bit miffed. If she hadn't been so self-congratulatory about this book I would have been willing to pass it off as new author stumble and give her the benefit of the doubt and move on to the next book but Noooooooo Now I'm nitpicking.
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Not only did she have one This was the 2nd Kristina Ohlsson book I read - because I really liked the next in this series. Not only did she have one of the main characters Alex do something totally out of character her cliff-hanging ending really pissed me off. I was going to message a GoodReads buddy here and ask what she thought the ending meant but now I don't care. For that you get one star and that I give grudgingly. May 17, Mackey rated it really liked it Shelves: my-reviews.
Kristina Ohlsson has become one of my favorite Nordic Noir authors, however this - the third book in her sequence of tales involving a trio of Swedish detectives - was a bit more jumbled than the first two. She has chosen to switch from the past tense to the future-tense, from story telling to interview style and it makes for a more disjointed style of reading.
Despite this, as always, I was unable to determine the "whodunit" until the very end and that it is huge plus for me. Her characters are Kristina Ohlsson has become one of my favorite Nordic Noir authors, however this - the third book in her sequence of tales involving a trio of Swedish detectives - was a bit more jumbled than the first two.
Her characters are deeply flawed but not to the point that you grow weary of them. Each of her characters have substance, even if they play just a bit part in the story. I highly recommend The Disappeared if you enjoy Nordic Noir or police procedurals. Apr 15, Mainlinebooker rated it it was amazing. Leave it to the Swedes. I have yet to find a Swedish mystery author that I haven't fallen for. Ohlsson is new on my list but does not disappoint.
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I had a hard time putting this down. The story is the third installment of the Fredrika Bergman crime series, though one does not need to read the others to enjoy this. Suffice it to say that the story revolves around a missing girl whose body along with others is discovered 2 years later, who was investigating and uncovering details about a person wit Leave it to the Swedes. Suffice it to say that the story revolves around a missing girl whose body along with others is discovered 2 years later, who was investigating and uncovering details about a person with a mysterious past.
The rest is for you to find out! Mar 12, Ken Fredette rated it really liked it. Finished this book. Kristina really wrote a book that would make you want to read the next book she puts out. She has all the elements that keep us reading. Talent for writing a good story.
You want to know what happens to all the characters in this book that she describes in detail. Excellent plot for the third box in this series of police procedurals set in Stockholm.
Mar 22, Bonnie Brody rated it really liked it. I have become quite enamored of Swedish mysteries. Kristina Ohlsson definitely holds a solid place in her country's genre of dark, twisted, and complex thrillers. This book opens with an unknown woman watching a snuff film and deciding to leave her baby's father.
The book then progresses to the present, , and in a series of days, recounts the discovery of horrible murders and the search for the perpetrator. In a gravesite in Uppsala a German Shepherd sniffs out two buried bodies. One has bee I have become quite enamored of Swedish mysteries. One has been dismembered and the other has been buried for many years. The dismembered body is identified as Rebecca Trolle, a graduate student in literature who never showed up for a mentoring party at her university. At the time of her death, she was working on a dissertation about Thea Aldrin, a controversial children's author who has been convicted of murdering her husband.
Thea now resides in a home for the aged and has not spoken a word for thirty years. The detectives and the suspects are all well-characterized with depth and uniqueness. Frederika Bergman is a new mother who is living with Spencer Lagergren. Spencer is a university professor who is accused of sexual harassment and later becomes a suspect in Rebecca's murder.
Alex Recht is a detective who recently lost his wife to cancer and is starting to fall for Diana Trolle, Rebecca's mother. Hakan Nilsson, a suspect in Rebecca's murder, is an obsequious and arrogant fellow who was in love with Rebecca but she did not reciprocate the feelings. Valter Lund, a financier, was Rebecca's mentor but gradually became more than that to her.
These people and many more make up the characters who populate this mystery. Each character is carefully drawn out and becomes alive to the reader. The only failing in this book is the denouement. It seemed to hurried and out of the blue. I enjoyed everything else and especially loved the complexity and how everything fit together like a giant puzzle. I look forward to reading more works by this author. I'm really liking this series but this one was my least favourite of the three so far.
There was some sadness when we lost one of the regular characters which was a real shame. It's nice we see the usual folk along with Cecilia, the new addition. She sounds feisty and could be a very interesting character in further stories, I think. I wanted to kick Spencer up the backside a great deal in this one. Alex also irritated me a little with his refusal to haul in any scions of industry for questionin I'm really liking this series but this one was my least favourite of the three so far. Alex also irritated me a little with his refusal to haul in any scions of industry for questioning just because of who they were!!
That wasn't impressive behaviour from him in this instance. Don't get me wrong, I do still like him a great deal. I did spot mistakes in it. There were quite a few punctuation marks missing, like speechmarks or fullstops which was pretty random and careless and on one page Internet is capitalised and then on others it isn't like someone couldn't make their mind up. This was odd-".. At one point I was totally baffled when Spencer was thinking that words he was using were easier to get out now than they had been at the time.
It meant nothing to me and just succeeded in really confusing me. A lot of characters seemed to have rough or deep voices which got a little wearisome at times though I WAS pleased English spelling was used in translation-that's a big plus. I'm pleased this wasn't the first one of hers I picked up as I doubt I would bother with any more after it. However, I'll stick with the series and see how the fourth one goes. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. The detective team is the part of this that works best, although in this book each of them is confronted with personal sorrow which could threaten their future work and by the end of the book one of them is still being investigated and may not be able to return. A dark story involving a snuff film, a possible miscarriage of justice, a previously unsolved case and people in high places turning out to be responsible for terrible crimes. The loss of Jimmy who inadvertently gets caught up in the c The detective team is the part of this that works best, although in this book each of them is confronted with personal sorrow which could threaten their future work and by the end of the book one of them is still being investigated and may not be able to return.
The loss of Jimmy who inadvertently gets caught up in the case is dreadfully sad. The facts don't fit Spencer and Victor doesn't appear to be married, so I'm wondering if it's the dodgy policeman, Torbjorn? View all 3 comments. Feb 21, David V. Received as an ARC from the publisher. A challenge to the federal prosecutor's refusal to disclose victim names From to , during what came to be known as the Dirty War, Mexican authorities forcibly disappeared more than 1, people, usually because the state perceived them as a threat. Open Society Justice Initiative Involvement The Open Society Justice Initiative participated as co-counsel, providing an overview of international law and standards relevant to the case, as well as legal precedents established at the domestic level in other countries of the region.
Arguments The Justice Initiative argued that the classification of the requested information—names of the victims of enforced disappearance—as confidential is out of step with international and national standards because 1 it violates the right to information, and 2 it violates the right to truth. Findings Timeline All Documents.
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February 01, Decision by the Supreme Court that information must be disclosed. Appeals Court references the case to the Supreme Court. Decision by the Administrative Court of First Instance, overturning previous denials. Mexico denies the request to disclose information. Information requests sent. March 29, February 08, Mariana Mas. August 22, At the beginning of our work on Index of the Disappeared, we realized that the critical discourse in which we wished the work to participate did not yet exist.
In recent years we have also collaborated with platforms like Creative Time Reports to disseminate Index texts, web projects, and discussions to wider audiences, partnering with them on, for example, podcasts of the Radical Archives conference and a conversation on US prison policy from California to Cuba with human rights lawyers Alexis Agathocleous and Ramzi Kassem.
An index can be a trace, a signpost, an indicator or a measurement. Our Index begins in the gaps where language ends; that is, in the records of absence and absence of records where official language fails and new languages must be developed in its place. The Index in its most material form, the archive, preserves and presents the traces of redactions and erasures in the official record, alongside the words of the original actors and witnesses of the histories it explores.
For the Index, the gaps in those records are not flaws in the archive, but rather the key to its organization. We configure the bits of information remaining in the public domain in order to make visible the missing links, the submerged body of secret information below the simple surface. In our own research with these materials, we have tried to probe the texts for productive breaks and slippages, moments where language escapes from official to unofficial registers, from public to private domains, from political to poetic testimony.
Our most recent body of work is a legal, visual and historical inquiry into the afterlives of former black sites, supported by a residency at the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.
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