A Novel

Kristina Ohlsson’s critically acclaimed, award-winning mystery debut introduces readers to captivating investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman.

One mistake changes everything . . . In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train. The nightmare is just beginning.
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  • Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439198919 | 
  • November 2012
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Whenever he let his thoughts wander, for some reason they always came back sooner or later to the case notes. It usually happened at night.

He lay quite still in his bed and looked up at the ceiling, where a fly was moving. He had never been much good at darkness and rest. It was as though his defenses were stripped away the moment the sun disappeared and the fatigue and darkness crept up to enfold him. Defenselessness was something at odds with his entire nature. A large part of his life had revolved around being on his guard, being prepared. Readiness demanded wakefulness.

He registered that it had been a long time since he had been... see more

About the Author

Kristina Ohlsson
Photograph by Anna-Lena Ahlstrom

Kristina Ohlsson

Kristina Ohlsson is originally from Kristianstad in sourthern Sweden. She is a Counter-Terrorism Officer at OSCE (the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe). Unwanted and The Daisy are the first two installments in her crime series featuring Fredrika Bergman. She currently lives in Vienna, Austria.




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