Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Unspoken (Anders Knutas, #2)” as Want to Read:
Unspoken (Anders Knutas, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Unspoken (Anders Knutas #2)

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,738 Ratings  ·  122 Reviews
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
...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published 2004)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Unspoken, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Unspoken

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg LarssonJar City by Arnaldur IndriðasonSilence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indriðason
Murder Most Cold
70th out of 143 books — 319 voters
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonPippi Longstocking by Astrid LindgrenThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg LarssonHunger by Knut Hamsun
Best Scandinavian and Nordic Literature
315th out of 929 books — 950 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 2,772)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Lee Cooper
Jun 02, 2016 Lee Cooper rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this Swedish novel. Fanny a 14 year old girl goes missing and her body later found, she was a quiet girl that preferred the company of horses than people and spent most of her spare time at the stables caring for them. While this is happening another murder of a local photographer Henry Dahlstrom occurs. Henry had just had a very successful night at the races and had won a considerable amount of money. Are these deaths connected? what could these two people possibly have in comm ...more
João Carlos

Visby - Cidade Património Mundial - Ilha de Gotland (Suécia)

Depois de “Ninguém Viu” a sueca Mari Jungstedt (n. 1962) 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 aparent
...more
Livia
May 15, 2012 Livia rated it really liked it
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
Laura
Apr 26, 2015 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro que está muy entretenido, pero tiene una gran cantidad de paja innecesaria. Un final potente e inesperado, seguiré el rastro de Knutas y compañia
Sónia
Nov 16, 2013 Sónia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 28, 2012 Eva rated it really liked it
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.
Kim
Nov 06, 2013 Kim rated it it was ok
Although this book made me want to visit Gotland, Sweden, it didn't make me want to read more mysteries by Jungstedt. I didn't manage to figure out the mystery, but to be honest, I don't think there were enough relevant details throughout the book to care about the rather rushed climax.
Xana
Aug 15, 2015 Xana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Apesar de não ter custado ler, é uma história fraquinha, com um final precipitado e sem grande nexo para mim.
Nunca imaginei quem seria o assassino e a explicação que foi dada não me convenceu.
Até quase ao final ia dar-lhe 3*, mas com este final já não as posso dar...
Tina Siegel
Dec 09, 2015 Tina Siegel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Mari Jungstedt delivers an engaging, intimate thriller.

I didn't read these in the correct order, so I'm back at the beginning of Johan and Emma's relationship. She is as irritating as ever. That's all I'll say about her. Him, I have more sympathy for. He's much more honest and organic. I believe his reactions. I empathize.

But that's not why we read mysteries. Particularly murder mysteries. We read them for the gory details, for the vicarious fear and thrill. And Jungstedt provides p
...more
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
Iraida
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
Valeria B
Feb 20, 2016 Valeria B rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Aquí Knutas comienza a atraerme más. El personaje me hace recordar a Pendergast, pero sin lo classy, ya que es un isleño de Gotland y su vida es como la de cualquier agente policial común y corriente. Esposa, hijos y una gata. En este caso, otra vez el asesino, vive sólo en el imaginario de los investigadores, a pesar de creer en sus hipótesis que era algún amigo de Dahlström o que el asesinato fue por un ajuste de cuentas porque tuvo suerte en el hipódromo. La relación de Emma y Johan cada vez ...more
Toni
Jun 01, 2014 Toni rated it liked it
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
Aug 17, 2012 Noora rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dekkarit
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
✿ Deni
Nov 21, 2014 ✿ Deni rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
I enjoyed this book more than the first one, Unseen; however, I still think the translations of both are not very good (I read both translated into Spanish), so I wish I could read Swedish as I'm sure it will make a huge difference.

The story is very entertaining and I did enjoy it. I like the characters, although Emma is really getting on my nerves and I can't relate to her at all and wished she would make up her mind about if she wants to stay with her husband or with her lover.

I love the chara
...more
Jessica Rickardsson
Nice crime fiction with a slow unravel of the solution. Characters with depth and realistic descriptions.
This is a series and each book contains specific cases and in that way they work as one-offs but the characters evolve and things that happens in one book effects another so I recommend to read them in order.
Claus Maack
As the first book, this was a really entertaining book. The perfect beach read, and even better than the first book. I can't give it more than three stars though, because there wasn't enough meat on the plot and the ending was too rushed. Continuing on with the series though.
Andrew
Oct 05, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 in a series and whilst the crimes are new it felt that the events of the Summer in book 1 had a significant role in the readers knowledge of the characters, so I would recommend trying book 1 first. That said as the plots around two apparently random killings on the Island of Gotland (off Sweden ) develop I enjoyed the twists and turns and liked the lead detective. I may try more however whilst I liked Knutas as a police officer (his particularly hapless birthday present to his wi ...more
Greg
Jan 11, 2014 Greg rated it it was ok
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
María
Apr 26, 2015 María rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Al principio me costó entender bastante a los personajes, conocer quien era cada y cuál era la vida que le rodeaba, además aparecen bastantes secundarios y con nombres suecos con los que cuesta quedarse y distinguirlos... así me pasé hasta la mitad de la novela y fue cuando descubrí que EN REALIDAD ME ESTABA LEYENDO EL SEGUNDO LIBRO de la saga SIN HABER LEÍDO EL PRIMERO... normal que me costara adentrarme en el mundo de Jonan, Anders y Emma... no eran nuevos para nadie excepto para mi.
La trama
...more
Ivan Mendez Beltran
Brutalmente estremecedora...
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
Aug 21, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
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
Feb 14, 2011 Bartek rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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
Nov 09, 2012 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, scandinavian
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
Dec 25, 2013 Jim Nolt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 25, 2012 N.P. Statham rated it liked it
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
Apr 11, 2013 Ingrid Verschelling rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
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
Deanna
Mar 11, 2008 Deanna rated it it was ok
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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 92 93 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Sun and Shadow (Inspector Winter, #3)
  • Night Rounds (Inspector Huss #2)
  • The Cruel Stars of the Night (Ann Lindell, #6)
  • My Soul to Take (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #2)
  • Münsters Fall (Inspector Van Veeteren #6)
  • Missing
  • The Black Path (Rebecka Martinsson, #3)
  • Misterioso (A-gruppen, #1)
  • Summer Death
  • What Never Happens
  • The Fourth Man
  • Flickan under gatan (Grens & Sundkvist #4)
344818
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
More about Mari Jungstedt...

Other Books in the Series

Anders Knutas (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Unseen (Anders Knutas, #1)
  • The Inner Circle (Anders Knutas, #3)
  • Killer's Art (Anders Knutas, #4)
  • The Dead of Summer (Anders Knutas #5)
  • Den mörka ängeln (Anders Knutas, #6)
  • Den dubbla tystnaden (Anders Knutas, #7)
  • Den farliga leken (Anders Knutas, #8)
  • Det fjärde offret (Anders Knutas, #9)
  • Den sista akten (Anders Knutas, #10)
  • Du går inte ensam (Anders Knutas, #11)

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »