For The Missing by Lina Bengtsdotter

Genre: Mystery, Crime
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

Nora’s daughter Annabelle has disappeared, last seen on her way home from a party.
Gullspång’s inexperienced police are wilting under the national media spotlight – and its residents desperate for answers.
Stockholm DI Charlie Lager must return home to find Annabelle, and then get out of town as soonas she can. Before everyone discovers the truth about her…

My Thoughts

This is not a book to love the characters or to feel pity for them, they are who they are, moulded by their past and experiences in life; this will make this mystery book more real, approachable and interesting, don’t doubt it.
DI Charlie Lager is investigating a new case, the disappearance of the young girl Annabelle, so she will have to return to her natal village to discover what has happened. This will make her re-think her life and all her choices, the memories of her mother will accompany us through the story, with her ups and downs… This will be one of the most difficult cases of Charlie’s life, but maybe it will make her take a step back for her bad decisions and start taking care of herself.
This case is not easy to read or to get through, a young girl missing that left a party totally drunk and meeting someone before arriving at her parents house, doesn’t sound like it will have a good ending, don’t you think?
Gullspång’s a small village in Sweden, where everyone knows each other and doesn’t like intruders at all, so this will make the police work more difficult, because everyone has something to hide from the fateful night… but who could really have a motive to kill Annabelle?
This is the first book of the series Charlie Lager, and after reading this one, really I can’t wait to discover more about DI Charlie Lager and her investigations. She is not the typical detective and her life is upside down, but she has really good friends on her side and I can’t wait for her to acknowledge them!
Ready to start the search of the young Annabelle?

About The Author

Lina Bengtsdotter grew up in Gullspång, Sweden. She is a teacher in Swedish and Psychology and has published a number of short stories in various newspapers and magazines in Sweden and the Nordic countries. She has lived in the UK and in Italy and today resides outside of Stockholm with her three children.
FOR THE MISSING is her debut novel.