Missing

Missing Karin Alvtegen without any training or thought of becoming a novelist resolved to write her way out of some family tradedies The result was her first novel Guilt Skuld which was published in Sweden

  • Title: Missing
  • Author: Karin Alvtegen
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  • Karin Alvtegen without any training or thought of becoming a novelist resolved to write her way out of some family tradedies The result was her first novel, Guilt Skuld , which was published in Sweden in 1998, to rave reviews This was followed in 2000 by Missing Saknad , which won Scandinavia s prestigious Glass Key award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, and wenKarin Alvtegen without any training or thought of becoming a novelist resolved to write her way out of some family tradedies The result was her first novel, Guilt Skuld , which was published in Sweden in 1998, to rave reviews This was followed in 2000 by Missing Saknad , which won Scandinavia s prestigious Glass Key award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, and went on to win an award for bestselling Scandinavian paperback Her third novel, Betrayal Svek coming next year from Felony Mayhem was shortlisted for the Glass Key award, and also for the Swedish Crime Writers Academy award for Best Swedish Crime Novel of the year And Swedish reviewers have called Alvtegen s most recent novel, Shame Skam also to come from Felony Mayhem her finest novel to date the work, in the words of one critic, of a modern day Strindberg Karin Alvtegen is the great niece of Astrid Lundgren, author of the ever popular Pippi Longstocking books.

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    About " Karin Alvtegen "

  • Karin Alvtegen

    The Queen of Crime in Scandinavia.Missing was awarded the premier Scandinavian crime writing award the Glass Key in 2001 and was also nominated for the Poloni Award and Best Crime Novel 2000 in Sweden.Shame was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Duncan Lawrie International Dagger award for crime novels in translation upon publication in English.Alvtegen lives in Stockholm She is grand niece of the popular children s novelist Astrid Lindgren.

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  • Born into a life of privilege, Sybilla is now homeless. Sometimes she hangs out at a hotel bar and charms a visiting businessman into paying for her dinner and hotel room. One night Sybilla chooses the wrong man and he's found dead and mutilated the next morning. Of course Sybilla is the prime suspect and her situation only gets worse when more victims are found murdered in a similar manner. Alvtegen does a skillful job developing the character of Sybilla by interspersing scenes from Sybilla's c [...]


  • Wow another great Scandinavian novel at its best. This is a story about Sybylla Forenstrom, a 32 year old female drifter. Sybylla grew up in a home with a very protective and painfully obsessive mother, what people thought was more important to Sybylla's mother than anything else, as you can imagine there was not a good relationship between mother and daughter. Always looking for her next meal and bed for the night Sybylla meets a man in a restaurant and dupes him into buying her dinner and then [...]


  • Not a very plausible storyline. Maybe it would be better as a film.Sybilla came from a rich but dysfunctional family. Her mother was a tyrant, petty snob and unloving. As a teenager, Sybilla has a rebellious phase, a breakdown and a number of stays in a local asylum.She walks away from her family and 18 years of living on the street has made her tough, cunning and resourceful. In one of her scams her dinner date is found dead and she finds herself on the run from the police. There were a number [...]


  • This was my first read of this Swedish author. I read it primarily because it was the winner of the Glass Key award which is the primary literary award for Swedish crime novels. It was told from a different point of view. Generally the books are told from the cops point of view or the killers pov. In this case a young homeless woman is in the wrong place at the wrong time and gets accused of a series of brutal murders. We see the story through her eyes and her helpless condition. Great read. 5 s [...]


  • Synopsis/blurbSybilla Forsenstrom doesn't exist. For fifteen years she has been excluded from society and, as one of the homeless in Stockholm, she takes each day as it comes, keeping all her possessions in her rucksack - apart from a knife and salami which she stores in a smart briefcase. She is always well-dressed and displays impeccable manners. One night, in The Grand Hotel, she charms a susceptible businessman into paying for her dinner and room. His dead body is discovered the following mo [...]


  • Wow.I knew their was a reasom Scandanavian crime fiction was so well renowed. This waa absolutely brilliant.Missing is different from the norm. Usually with your typical crime novel, the story is told through the perspective of some kind of law enforcement official not through the perspective of a suspect and an innocent suspect at that.Sybylla is a homeless woman after having fallen out with the family some time ago. She had lived this existence for some time getting by in several ways. One of [...]


  • It could be me. I am just not sure I get on with crime fiction. It always seems to me it gives plot an undeserved ascendancy over character, observation, depth and good writing. I'm afraid this was no exception. The prose was flat, and while Sibylla was interesting, there seemed to be little subtlety to her character. I just didn't really believe in her or her rather melodramatically appalling childhood. The serial killer as religious maniac theme also struck me as hackneyed. The news stories we [...]


  • I'm not at all sure what to say about this book as I can't even decide whether I can say I liked it or not! Reading about someone being falsely accused of something always winds me up but in this case I didn't seem to have the concern for Sibylla that I would have expected. The problems faced by the homeless & Sibylla's feelings of persecution seemed plausible but despite her history, I never felt sympathetic towards her situationough Sibylla's treatment at her mother's hands, well that REAL [...]


  • Sweden & Norway's monarchies must be in a right state if all the book jackets declaring this person or that person 'The Queen of Crime!' are correct. In some cases (Camilla Läckberg, Karin Fossum) I'm not going to argue, but Karin Alvtegen is at best a Viscountess.This book was entertaining enough, it was nice to have a story from the point of view of a suspect for a change from the police inspector's perspective. It was a bit stressful for me, as I have a fear of being wrongfully accused o [...]


  • It doesn't make any sense to me. The first Alvtegen mystery I read, Betrayal, was a good thriller only really marred by an uninspired ending. But Missing is Alvtegen's most acclaimed novel, and it's a mess. For maybe the first quarter of the novel you can buy into the goings-on, but the plot gets increasingly more trite, more convenient, and more unlikely.


  • This book struck me as a poor attempt at fan fiction. Its the only description I can adequately provide. It felt as though someone had attempted to write a novel, tried to put all the usual twists and turns in, but to me it just fell short. The main character was not particularly likable. The 15 year old kid that managed to save the day made me cringe. The ending seemed too convenient. **Spoiler alert!**The start of the book was promising, with feelings of "they are hunting the wrong person!" gi [...]


  • Sibylla Forsenström is op de vlucht, al bijna vijftien jaar. Niet alleen voor haar ouders, maar ook voor zichzelf. Ze is een van de vele daklozen in Stockholm. Maar Sibylla is anders. Als dochter van een welgesteld fabrikant weet ze hoe ze zich moet gedragen om niet op te vallen. Ze wil met rust gelaten worden. Dan slaat het noodlot toe. In het exclusieve Stockholmse Grand Hôtel wordt een man vermoord terwijl ook Sibylla er verblijft. Kort daarna wordt er een tweede dode gevonden, eveneens op [...]


  • Missing is the story of Sibylla Forenström, a 32-year old drifter on the streets of Stockholm. Dressed in her best thrift-store suit, Sibylla cons a wealthy businessman into buying her dinner and a hotel room in a fancy hotel. When the police arrive the next morning she assumes the con has been exposed and flees. But the man has been brutally murdered, and the police identify Sibylla’s fingerprints and charge her with the crime, revealing that she disappeared from a mental institution 15 year [...]


  • Best Scandinavian author I have read! I loved this book. This novel is not as dark and violent as is the trend with so many other new authors coming out of Scandinavia. Karin Alvtegen uses psychological suspense over violence to tell a good story. This is the second book I have read by her and I'm really pleased that each book so far, is a standalone suspense novel(at least as far as I'm aware). Too many authors write series books (probably spurred on by their publishers), and I'm tired of alway [...]


  • A tightly-knit, fast-paced plot, and well written, but it didn't really all hang together. It was a little obvious to me that the main character, Sybilla, would work out the who-done-it, in the process of clearing herself of falsely being accused of murders she didn't commit. The plot relies heavily and hangs together on an 'unbalanced' psyche a very prevalent thread of murder mysteries in the present day, if you ask me. That said, the book is also about trust and self-preservation, which were, [...]


  • “Missing” is a good psychological thriller book with pages that are easy to turn. This novel wasn’t just about murder, it’s about what goes on in the mind of Sibylla Forsenström who, after a childhood of being tightly controlled, has decided to live her life without anyone telling her what to do. Being falsely accused of murders she didn’t commit, Sibylla finds that she has to let down her guard and trust a little so that she can prove her innocence. This is the first book I’ve read [...]


  • Can someone please tell me the point of including her mental illness and her parent's cruelty towards her? Yuo only needed a fraction of that information to understand why she was now sleeping rough and even then it didn't add anything to the story at all. And why did she think being 'caught' for scrounging a room was worse than being sought for murder - Unrealistic scenario's to move the plot along is my big bug bear. Saying all that it could have been worse!!!.


  • No encuentro aquí el Libro en español "Fugitiva" si lo encontrais, leedlo, me ha gustado mucho, de hecho, leeré más de ésta autora, seguro.Un estilo directo, cuidado, sin caer en la tentación de meter páginas de relleno con aventuras/desventuras intrascendentes, realista (a mi parecer), un lenguaje claro, simple Y por supuesto, una historia que engancha Si queréis el libro, lo tengo.


  • A different take on the wrongly accused suspect on the run meme. The book didn't take very long to read, which was fine, except I think the story would have been better if it had been a bit more detailed. The climax came kind of abruptly and then the book ended. I liked the main character and would have liked the last part of the book to be more about what happens to her after the killer is finally caught and she is exonerated.


  • Ez volt az első skandináv krimim, de biztos nem az utolsó. :) Nem tökéletes, de nekem nagyon bejött, tetszettek a bonyodalmak, az elején a fura érzés, mire megtudtam, miről is van szó, a karakterek ábrázolása - persze itt főleg csak egy karakteré, Sibylláé, és a hangulat is. A blogon is írok majd róla.


  • Första kriminalromanen/deckaren jag någonsin läst (!), ganska konstigt, med tanke att jag läst en hel del böcker de senaste åren Nåväl, riktigt bra var den i alla fall - lättläst, spännande, intressant handling och upplägg. Bra karaktärer, fina miljöbeskrivningar, man känner igen sig! Gick lite för snabbt mot slutet men på det hela taget en riktigt bra bok!


  • I was a bit surprised by this book. It was far less than I expected. There was something forced in the plot lines, heavy-handed and over-wrought in the scenes, and stylistically, the writing (or perhaps translating) was mainly disappointing. After reading some amazing Swedish crime fiction, I had high hopes. I found mediocrity.


  • Loved this excellent thriller by another Swedish author! It is so different, and it grips you from the beginning - quick, GOOD "read". I can't wait to read her other two books, Shame and Betrayal. LOVE to discover a new author!



  • When we first see Sibylla, she is dining at the Grand Hotel's magnificent French dining room. She looks the part of the successful executive unwinding after a tough day at office. But why is her suit then having a false label (is she so concerned about appearances that she resorts to such falsehood?), why is the waist button of her skirt replaced by a safety-pin (if she can dine in such a posh hotel, couldn't she have put on a new dress before coming to dinner?), why is she thinking of stealing [...]


  • Book club read.This was an interesting story. You start off thinking one thing and within the first few chapters realise that you might well have been wrong.The characters are believable and shockingly the main character is very relatable. You can actually see yourself in her position and how easy it would be to end up there. There's a sticky point which hits home when she meets up with an old 'friend'. I had to put the book down at that point and then pick it up a bit later.All in all, I'm glad [...]


  • chyneyee/missing-karin-alvI feel like dancing a slow waltz when reading this book. One of my favourite parts of this story is when she meets a 15-year old boy in the school’s attic who wants to experience as a homeless person and later works together with her to track down the real serial killer.The ending was a bit hurried to wrap-up the entire story. There were several plot twists towards the ending and it took me some time to digest what had just happened to Sybilla after reading the quick- [...]


  • should be a 3.5 and almost 4 .0 rating- will make one reconsider the why of homelessness and how it impacts perception of same; specifically how one becomes homeless mentally and emotionally sometimes way before the actual occurrence. All that wrapped up in a series of murders and the search for the killer.



  • Good: The heroine's thinking is real. Her rage and sadness about her mother in her childhood moves readers. Bad: The trick is too simple. It doesn't have an impact.


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