Unspoken (Anders Knutas, #2)
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Unspoken (Anders Knutas #2)

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It is winter on Gotland, and fourteen-year-old Fanny is missing. She had no friends to speak of other than the horses she took care of at the local racing stable, and seems to have been an unhappy and isolated teenager, the daughter of an absentJamaican musician andaninstable Swedish mother. Is her disappearance somehow connected to the recent brutal murder of alcoholic p
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published 2004)
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Livia
I have mixed feelings about this book. The beginning is strong, and very intriguing, and it pulled me into the story immediately. When the character of Fanny Jansson is introduced I immediately empathised with her and was willing her to get out of the horrible situation she was in. In the latter half of the book I had some idea who the murderer might be, and it turned out I was correct. I was pleased that Jungstedt chose this character as the murderer, as I thought it was the right direction to...more
Sónia
Tinha alguma curiosidade em ler um livro desta autora, depois de tão boas críticas com que me tenho deparado. Logo que possível, agarrei a oportunidade e, só depois de findo, soube que é a sequela do livro anterior, Ninguém Viu.

Nalguns casos, não é necessária a leitura do volume anterior, mas, neste caso, é bom ler, no que diz respeito à estória entre as personagens Johan e Emma. Todavia, Ninguém Quis Saber não tem pontos em comum com o outro, pela natureza das investigações criminais neste abor...more
Eva
Mari Jungstedt has become one of my favourite Swedish female writers. This one is also a solid detective/whodunnit story. I kept guessing (almost) till the end. I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for some passages that have no direct link to the plot (but are important for following novels). The author's strength lies in the description of Visby, which makes me long to visit the place, and the plot. Recommend it a lot.
Elphaba J
(Para quem não esperava nada, esta foi uma surpresa muito agradável!)

Ninguém Quis Saber caracteriza todos os invisíveis carentes de atenção com os quais no cruzamos diariamente, dos quais só nos lembramos quando já demasiado tarde.
Diversas vidas díspares que, aparentemente, nada têm comum, abrem-nos as portas para um policial que aborda questões sociais muito diversificadas sem que, em momento algum, se perca como tema central uma minuciosa investigação.
Pedofilia, alcoolismo e diferentes tipos d...more
João Carlos
Depois de “Ninguém Viu” a sueca Mari Jungstedt leva-nos de novo para a cidade património mundial de Visby, no cenário idílico da ilha de Gotland. Desta vez “Ninguém Quis saber” protagonizado pelo já conhecido inspector Anders Knutas na resolução de um novo caso policial. Primeiro o assassinato brutal do fotógrafo alcoólico Henry Dahlstrom, depois o desaparecimento e morte de Fanny, uma rapariga de 14 anos – dois crimes aparentemente autónomos mas que progressivamente se vão interligando.
Descriç...more
Toni
Starting with the good, this book was given to me by a lovely lady in he tourist info office at Gotalnd, Sweden. The author is Swedish and the novel is set on the Island of Gotland. So it was amazing to read a book by a local author set where we were staying!
The characters were all described in lengthy detail, I enjoyed this although it was almost half way through the book before I had sorted out who was who and how each of them fitted in. The book is a thriller, and the two crimes were also wel...more
Noora
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Greg
Unspoken is the second novel in Mari Jungstedt's Inspector Knutas series, set on the island of Gotland. It opens with alcoholic photographer Henry Dahlstrom winning a packet on the races, and subsequently coming to a sticky end. Dahlstrom appears to have been murdered for his winnings; a pretty straightforward case. However there are some loose ends that cause Knutas to look further. As the investigation proceeds, fourteen year old Fanny Jansson is becoming deeply embroiled in a highly dubious r...more
Andrew Hecht
"Knutas started meticulously filling his pipe as he continued studying the photos and reading the description of the victim's wounds.

Solving a homicide is like solving a crossword puzzle. Rarely was the solution discovered through direct means. Instead, it required leaving certain details alone for a day while concentrating on others. When he later returned to what he had set aside, new patterns would often emerge. And the same thing happened when he did crossword puzzles: He frequently found i...more
Laura
This was a good, though somewhat disturbing book. Her writing is very tight, with no word unwasted. I like the 'cast of characters' but found the Johan/Emma situation distracting, not interesting in this book. The back and forth is getting tiresome, though there is a sense that it will be resolved soon. And sometimes, the fact that Knutas is just an ordinary detective with faults and a family, is a little frustrating.

However, the mystery was very good and there was a lot of suspense. The narrati...more
Bartek
Czasami łapię się na zabawnej myśli - źródłem wszelkich nieszczęść, jakie spotykają bohaterów i społeczności przedstawione w kryminałach, są autorzy kryminałów. Podobne uczucie miałem w przypadku lektury drugiej powieści Jungstedt. Gotlandia z pierwszej części cyklu była sielska, anielska... aż tu bum! Seryjny morderca. Romans. Inne przykrości.
U Jungstedt podoba mi się to, że wykorzystuje potencjał serii powieści i pozwala niektórym wątkom rozwijać się bardzo powoli (jeśli ktoś wcześniej przeczy...more
Karen
I got confused which is nothing, absolutely nothing, new. But one night, for some reason, I plucked THE INNER CIRCLE by Mari Jungstedt from the stacks, and started reading. Then I got quite convinced I'd already read the book. So I went to check and found UNSEEN, which I then re-read, ending up very struck by the similarities between the two plots. Which got me wondering if there were similarities in all of them, and as I had a number of the books to hand, I thought I'd read them in order and se...more
Jim Nolt
Although I wasn't terribly impressed by Mari Jungstedt's first book, "Unseen," when I read it about a year ago, it was interesting enough to give this second installment featuring Anders Knutas a try. And I'm very glad I did. In "Unspoken" Knutas investigates the murders of an alcoholic photographer and a 14-year-old girl. Although there seems to be no immediate connection, good police work soon uncovers one. But it is not until the final chapter that we discover just how close Anders was to the...more
N.P. Statham
Review via Crime Beat by N. P. Statham.

In Unspoken, Mari Jungstedt questions how easily we as individuals and as a society manage to overlook that which is hard to deal with. The problems with alcoholism, drugs and unemployment that plague every single town in the world, the individuals who have fallen off the grid, the ones that desperately need help but are unable or too scared to ask for it.

Everywhere around us we pretend we don't see them. The abused children. The neglected elderly. The home...more
Filipe Dias
Acabei de ler este livro há dias. Um livro duma autora que não conhecia, mas que agradou.
É um livro que aparentemente é a continuação de outro, no entanto não senti a mínima falta em não ter lido o anterior. Na verdade a estória anterior poderia compor esta, mas não se sente a sua falta.
Tenho algumas ressalvas em relação ao tamanho dos capítulos, demasiado longos por vezes, levando a uma leitura forçada para acabar o capítulo e não perder o fio à meada. Um ponto a ter atenção é também os súbitos...more
Ingrid Verschelling
Dichterbij dan je denkt is de tweede thriller van Mari Jungstedt. Er komen dezelfde personages in voor als in het succesvolle debuut van Mari Jungstedt, Die je niet ziet (2005).

Op het winterse eiland Gotland leidt inspecteur Anders Knutas het onderzoek over de moord op de fotograaf Henry Dahlström. Hij is aan lager wal geraakt en is alcoholicus. Hij heeft altijd zijn fototoestel in de aanslag en verdient hier soms wat mee. Ook klust hij wat bij. Hij werd vermoord in zijn donkere kamer in een kel...more
Iraida Corral Bueno
Le doy 3/5 por la narración. La historia es floja; para ser una novela de intriga, ésta escasea un poco. Esperaba un poco más por las críticas que había escuchado, especialmente a nivel de la trama en sí, pero tampoco me siento totalmente defraudada. Para mí la narración es ideal para una novela corta bien escrita. Lectura ágil, con su justa dosis de divagaciones y en un estilo que caracteriza a los escandinavos. Me encanta leer historias que se desarrollan en el norte de Europa, es como un mund...more
Deanna
I started this book with mixed feelings, and I've finished it the same way. The description of this book had me thinking that it would be a somewhat boring story about a girl who loved horses. I wasn't sure I wanted to read a story like that, hence the mixed feelings. But that wasn't the case. It isn't until well into the book that you even meet this girl. So, the book started out well for me. I was anxious to read more after just 10 pages or so.

But then things slowed down for me. The story kind...more
Katia
Que de questionnements qui nous tiennent en haleine dans ce roman ! Le lecteur est balloté entre le jeune Fanny, qui a des relations violentes et forcées avec un monstre anonyme (le seul indice que l'on possède sur son identité est le pronom "il") et qui disparait un soir, Emma, jeune femme amoureuse du journaliste Johan et qui essaye de quitter son mari au doux nom de Olle, mais qui choisit la facilité et préfère oublier Johan, et l'enquête menée par Knutas. Et puis qu'est-il arrivé à Henry, qu...more
roxtimes
V skutočnosti tak dva a pol hviezdičky. Asi do troch štvrtín knihy buduje autorka príbeh, ktorý ukončí na niekoľkých stranách. O zavraždenom fotografovi sa po celý čas nedozviete nič podstatné, prepojenie medzi jeho smrťou a zmiznutím mladého dievčaťa je príliš dlho nejasné, ale s chuťou sa tu riešia osobné starosti a pocity hlavného vyšetrovateľa Knuta Andersa či milostné problémy televízneho reportéra a jeho vydatej priateľky. Keďže prvý diel vyzeral veľmi podobne, začínam mať pocit, že tie vr...more
Kristine Crane
This is the second book in a series set on the island of Gotland, just off Sweden. The two main characters are Knutas, a detective and Johan, an investigative news reporter. In this book, an alcoholic is found murdered and a 14-year old girl go missing, and eventually it turns out that the two are connected.

The translation can be a bit stilted at times but they are good mysteries.

Jozef Kuric
Možno pointa a zápletka nie je až taká nepredvídateľná ako u Jo Nesba, Stiega Larssona alebo Larsa Keplera, no napriek tomu je román Této tiché noci dobré oddychové čítanie, miestami pripomínajúce klasickú britskú detektívku, čo je každopádne vždy vhodná knižná voľba na sychravé jesenné a tiché noci.

http://www.sietovka.sk/?p=8163
Veruska
Gostei do livro, mas com reservas. Não me conseguiu deslumbrar na totalidade e ter aquela ânsia de saber quem fez e o porquê.
Acho que isso aconteceu porque na sinopse vem alguma informação a mais e assim já parti do principio o porque de terem acontecido determinadas coisas....basta juntar 1+1 e deduzimos.
O que também esmoreceu um bocadinho a leitura foi que a própria investigação chega a um ponto em que "para", não há novas pistas por isso não há muito a desenvolver, até porque primeiro temos...more
Kathy S
I do like this series and will continue to read it, but the on-again, off-again affair between two of the lesser characters is growing tiresome now that it has dragged out across two novels and still isn't resolved. The rest of the story is great though--developed characters, interesting plot, fascinating setting, etc.
Pamela
This is the second Mari Jungstedt mystery novel for me. It follows the first novel very well with continuing sagas of an affair that began in the first. In addition, the reader experiences more of the emotional and family life of Detective Inspector Anders Knutas. More of the Gotland and Swedish culture is incorporated into the story. The themes of connection and disconnection are also present. We are not granted as much insight into the murderer, but this does not distract from the power of the...more
Marlene Santos
I really loved this book as I have loved every other I have read of this author.
The twists and turns of the story makes it very entertaining and interesting.
I would highly recommend this book for everyone who loves cpos' stories...
Robert
This book is a real punch to the stomach and left me stunned. Very bad things happen to innocent people and the sense of justice is only about halfway there. But it's a great thriller with a great twist. I really enjoy the interplay between recurring cop character, Knutas and the reporter, Johan. The humanity of the people is well described: they all struggle day-to-day with their life decisions. Things go wrong. Some things work out. there are unplanned surprises. It's cool.
I accidentally rea...more
Stan
A good detective novel read. I found this book totally by accident, left behind in a hotel in Hua Hin. It was in Danish (translated from the original Swedish), and i thought "why not?". While it is not "great literature", it's a very fun read, with a good story that keeps you in suspense and creates empathy for the characters. I read it for hours on end (hey, I'm a slow reader) over a couple of days. Apparently Jungstedt has written a series of novels featuring the same police inspector on Gotla...more
Helen
Police procedural, on the Swedish island of Gotland; some social issues raised, two murders apparently unconnected are eventually solved (and I didn't pick the right suspect this time!) The love affair between the journalist Johan and Emma, which began in the previous book, is annoying - difficult to sympathise with either of them (or even with her husband). It is interesting that he gets to play quite a significant part in events, as in other police crime the journalists are seldom viewed favou...more
Linda  Branham Greenwell
Fascinating new Scandinavian crime novel set on the island of Gotland
In this book - one of the earlier books in the series that I had missed - Knutas is investigating the death of an alcoholic photographer. The ex professional photographer has a big win at the horse races - and then is found murdered in the darkroom in the basement of his apartment building.
At the same time - there is the story of a young girl interwoven into the background. She is a lonely young girl of 14 who becomes the sexua...more
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Mari Jungstedt is a Swedish journalist and popular crime fiction author.

Jungstedt worked as a reporter on Swedish national public radio and television, and was an occasional presenter on TV4's daily talk show Förkväll.

Her first three novels are set on the island of Gotland and feature Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas and the journalist Johan Berg. Two of her novels were filmed for Swedish TV...more
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