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Unwanted

Unwanted

A Novel

One mistake changes everything…

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. Her distraught mother was left behind at the previous station in what seemed to be a coincidence. The train crew was alerted and kept a watchful eye on the sleeping child. But when the train pulled into Stockholm Central Station, the little girl had vanished. Inspector Alex Recht and his special team of federal investigators, assisted by the investigative analyst Fredrika Bergman, are assigned to what at first appears to be a classic custody fight. 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.
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  • Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439198933 | 
  • February 2012
List Price $16.99

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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

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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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