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Unwanted

A Novel

by Kristina Ohlsson

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Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2012
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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, and, in what seems to be merely a coincidence, her mother has been left behind at the previous station. Inspector Frederika Bergman and her team of federal investigators are called in and assigned to what at first seems to be a classic custody dispute. 

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.

Kristina Ohlsson's Unwanted is a refreshing debut, a creepy page-turner full of life and presence that will keep readers captivated with suspense until its powerful conclusion.

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"Starred Review. Superior prose, plotting, and characterization lift this procedural set in Stockholm, the first in a series." - Publishers Weekly

"Connoisseurs of serial mayhem will solve the mystery long before Alex and his team, but Ohlsson's knack for building surprises into the most routine scenes and people suggests that there'll be plenty of material for the promised series." - Kirkus Reviews

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Kristina Ohlsson

Kristina Ohlsson is a counterterrorism officer in Europe and has worked as a security police analyst for the National Swedish Police Board. Originally from southern Sweden, she now lives in Vienna, Austria.

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