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The Disappeared (Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht #3)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,164 Ratings  ·  212 Reviews
A young woman is found carved up and buried in a forest glade in a Stockholm suburb. She is identified as Rebecca Trolle, a student who went missing two years earlier. While Fredrika Bergman and her team try to find out why Rebecca met such a violent demise, more bodies are found in the same area. Fredrika Bergman is inevitably drawn into the case, but it becomes much more ...more
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Published March 4th 2014 by Dreamscape Media (first published 2011)
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Diane S ☔
Mar 11, 2014 Diane S ☔ rated it liked it
3.5 Quickly becoming one of my favorite Nordic series. This book finds Fredericka and Alex tackling a case with widespread implications. The world of snuff films, a famous children's book author who has not spoken for many years but who was convicted for killing her husband and a grave that holds three victims murdered many years apart.

Love the mix of their personal lives which comes to play in an important way. This case has so many threads to untangle that the reader cannot help but to become
Apr 09, 2014 Mae rated it it was ok
One strong point in The Disappeared, the detectives are good, sturdy, believable characters. However, the victims, and the bad guys play out as poster board mark ups (shallow and flat), and the author leads the reader in circles trying out various "possibles" for the crime(s). The repeated coincidences come off like cheap shots at getting around plot, character and background implausibilities. About two thirds through the book, I figured out what was going on and should have stopped while I had ...more
Charlene Intriago
I thought this book was good enough to warrant a second read so I did so yesterday (March 4) before my digital loan on this book expired. Loved it as much as the first read.

This time there's more than one body found, but it's that first body - Rebecca Trolle's - that haunts Alex Recht. Her disappearance two years ago was a case he just couldn't solve and now he's getting a second chance. But, it's so complicated. There are many years between the murders - and somehow those other bodies seem to b
May 26, 2015 Donna rated it it was ok
Shelves: crime-mystery
This wasn't my kind of book. It is the first novel I've read by this author. She had great "good" characters who seemed competent and could carry the story, but there seemed to be many problems in all the other areas.

The whole plot seemed a tad bit on the convoluted side. In the beginning, there were so many things going on all at once it seemed like a dot to dot. I literally had to restart this book 4 times to get through it. Then the rest of the book was trying to link all the dots together.
Goodreads Description- The body of a young woman is found carved up and buried in a forest glade in an innocuous Stockholm suburb. As Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues in the Stockholm Police continue to excavate the site, several more bodies are unearthed. Meanwhile, the name of a children's fiction author keeps cropping up in the investigation. All the bodies in the mass grave appear to have some connection to the old author and her enigmatic circle of friends - The Guardian Angels - who for ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Margaret rated it liked it
3,5 stars. Very well put together crime story. It could be smaller, but it kept my interest till the end!
May 28, 2015 DianeAlice rated it really liked it
A touch too long, and one or two coincidences too far but still very engrossing and enjoyable.
Lynda Kelly
I'm really liking this series but this one was my least favourite of the three so far. There was some sadness when we lost one of the regular characters which was a real shame. It's nice we see the usual folk along with Cecilia, the new addition. She sounds feisty and could be a very interesting character in further stories, I think. I wanted to kick Spencer up the backside a great deal in this one. Alex also irritated me a little with his refusal to haul in any scions of industry for questionin ...more
Kenneth Fredette
Mar 17, 2014 Kenneth Fredette rated it really liked it
Finished this book. Kristina really wrote a book that would make you want to read the next book she puts out. She has all the elements that keep us reading. Talent for writing a good story. You want to know what happens to all the characters in this book that she describes in detail.
Book Him Danno
May 27, 2014 Book Him Danno rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is not that the rich and powerful ever commit crimes; I am sure
they do. It is just a vast majority of crimes are committed by the average,
including murders. It has been an American crime fiction tendency that all
murderers are serial killers; or the thought we would only enjoy it if the
characters are super rich or powerful. I realize there are some fantastic
exceptions to this generalization, but as a trend it is easy to spot.
I bore of this trend and have found great solace in the crime fiction
Bonnie Brody
Mar 25, 2014 Bonnie Brody rated it really liked it
I have become quite enamored of Swedish mysteries. Kristina Ohlsson definitely holds a solid place in her country's genre of dark, twisted, and complex thrillers.

This book opens with an unknown woman watching a snuff film and deciding to leave her baby's father. The book then progresses to the present, 2009, and in a series of days, recounts the discovery of horrible murders and the search for the perpetrator. In a gravesite in Uppsala a German Shepherd sniffs out two buried bodies. One has bee
Vicky Ziliaskopoulou
Ένας σκύλος ανακαλύπτει το πτώμα μιας κοπέλας, την υπόθεση αναλαμβάνει μια ομάδα τριών αστυνομικών και η ιστορία ξεκινάει.
Η Φριεντρίκα, ο Άλεξ και ο Πίεντερ καλούνται να ξετυλίξουν το κουβάρι μιας ιστορίας η οποία έχει ρίζες πολλά χρόνια πίσω, ανατρέχουν σε παλιές έρευνες και ψάχνουν για νέα στοιχεία προσπαθώντας να βρουν έναν παρανοϊκό δολοφόνο που σκοτώνει με φρικιαστικό τρόπο. Οι φίλοι της νεκρής, η μητέρα της, μια γηραιά κυρία που είχε κατηγορηθεί και καταδικαστεί για το φόνο του άντρα της,
Paul Pessolano
Jan 27, 2014 Paul Pessolano rated it really liked it
“The Disappeared” by Kristina Ohlsson, published by Emily Bestler Books.

Category – Mystery/Thriller Publication Date – March 04, 2014

This is another wonderful mystery/thriller from Sweden. This is the third novel by Kristina Ohlsson, the other two were “Unwanted” and “Silenced”.

A dog unearths the body of a young woman that has been missing for over two years which starts a chain of events that is not only far reaching but baffling. Detective Fredrika Bergman is living with a college professor mu
Bree T
Nov 13, 2013 Bree T rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two years ago Alex Recht caught the case of a missing young woman. Despite his best efforts he was unable to find her and when the discovery comes in of a dismembered young woman’s body in a forest glade, he immediately knows that it’s Rebecca Trolle. Now they finally know what happened to that young woman who went missing, but now they have to find out the how, the why and the who.

As his team continues to excavate the site, they make a startling discovery. Buried further down, underneath where
Apr 15, 2014 Mainlinebooker rated it it was amazing
Leave it to the Swedes. I have yet to find a Swedish mystery author that I haven't fallen for. Ohlsson is new on my list but does not disappoint. I had a hard time putting this down. The story is the third installment of the Fredrika Bergman crime series, though one does not need to read the others to enjoy this. Suffice it to say that the story revolves around a missing girl whose body along with others is discovered 2 years later, who was investigating and uncovering details about a person wit ...more
May 27, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
I thought this was the strongest book (by far) in the series, and also a good stand-alone. It's darker in every sense (it centers around a snuff film), and the characters are all going through dark, draining periods in their lives. However, in that darkness there is some incredible story-telling and it's hard not to be empathetic even as you watch the investigation unravel.

This was an excellent mystery, and she moved the larger, series, plotlines along nicely. The only quibble I have is that she
Apr 26, 2015 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite Swedish series. This one finds Fredricka just returning from maternity leave and being thrown into a series of murders that span decades. It becomes personal when the father of her baby becomes one of the leading suspects.
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Jun 16, 2015 Lisa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book for me was drawn out a bit flat & the characters were weak the storyline just plodded along without any excitement this is my 2nd go at a SWedish author & again has failed to impress
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Die Studienarbeit

Zwei Jahre schon war die Studentin Rebecca Trolle verschwunden und nun hat der Hund eines Spaziergängers eine Leiche aufgestöbert. An einer Kleinigkeit erkennt Alex Recht sofort, dass er die vermisste Studentin vor sich hat, was von der Obduktion auch bestätigt wird. Wer kann einen Grund gehabt haben, die junge Frau zu töten. Hat möglicherweise der junge Mann etwas damit zu tun, der sich auf ihre Bekanntschaft mehr einbildete als Rebecca offensichtlich darin sah. Frederika Bergm
Rowena Hoseason
Mar 23, 2015 Rowena Hoseason rated it really liked it
A solid Scandinavian police procedural, set in urban, modern Sweden, ‘The Disappeared’ is not your typical melancholic Nordic noir. The writing is plain and accessible; the style is matter of fact and occasionally straightforward to the point of being clumsy. But the author has constructed an intriguing mystery, one which successfully kept me involved throughout the lengthy story.

It features a densely-woven murder mystery spanning several decades, with the core plot enhanced by the ongoing and c
John Brooke
Mar 22, 2015 John Brooke rated it liked it
My first time reading Kristina Ohlsson, a young Swede who gets compared to Jo Nesbo. Well, they are both good at doing gruesome killing and obsessive mulling on the part of unhappy and very fragile cops; but Nesbo does not go on about babies and motherhood. Ohlsson does. When I realized there was (probably) plot relevance beyond her main character’s feelings for her child, I gave her the benefit of the doubt and finished the book. Please: I have nothing against children. But I get worried (suspi ...more
Jun 17, 2014 Jaksen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
One coincidence in a mystery or crime fiction novel is fine; a bunch of them? Come on. And though I did finish reading the book - just to find out who did what to whom - it was hard to read in places. Not due to the translation, but due to the fact that the writer is very spare (sparse!) in her description of who is who and how people work or fit together. Writers who use very little description need to at least mention who this detective is, or who that one is. Right from the start there is a p ...more
Η τρίτη ιστορία της Φριεντρίκα διαβάζεται πραγματικά μονορούφι! Ο Άλεξ Ρεστ πριν 2 χρόνια δεν μπόρεσε να λύσει την εξαφάνιση της 23χρονης Ρεμπέκα Τρόλε. Τώρα ανακαλύπτεται τυχαία θαμμένο σε ένα δάσος το διαμελισμένο της σώμα. Η μητέρα της Ντιάνα θα μπορέσει επιτέλους να θάψει την κόρη της ενώ ο φάκελος ανοίγει ξανά. Επανεξετάζονται φίλοι και γνωστοί. Ο Χόκαν Νίλσον, ο πιστός της παιδικός φίλος που δε φαίνεται να αποκαλύπτει όσα ξέρει, ο επόπτης καθηγητής της Γκούσταβ Σγέε, ο μέντοράς της Βάλτερ ...more
Jun 04, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lauren by: My Brother
So, this book was recommended to me and lended to me by my brother. Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t read a book that he suggests because our tastes vary quite drastically, but on this occasion I had to read it after looking at the summary. And Oh my… Thank goodness I did!

I don’t even know where too start – I have to say that, Kristina, You have blown. My. Mind! There were so many elements of this book that I love. Firstly, the characters. Every single one has a story, a past – something th
The Disappeared picks up a few months after the previous novel and is equally thrilling and scandalous. When a woman’s body is found beheaded and without her hands buried in the woods, Alex and his team are called to investigate her death/murder. For Alex this is the moment he has waited for a long time – his one unsolved case that has haunted him for years may just be coming back with new facts – a body. While the team starts their investigation and looks into the old cold case, Fredrika is dea ...more
laura m
Oct 12, 2015 laura m rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: nordic crime fiction fans
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Jun 04, 2014 Tahmeena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars actually....don't know why GoodReads does not have a 1/2 star option :-(! I am taking off 1/2 a star because some of the coincidences in the book were a bit difficult to digest. I am all for artistic license but I feel as if the author went a little overboard. I don't want to get too much into this issue because of the potential for spoilers but, just as an example, too much shit happens in the personal lives of all three main characters (Peder, Fredrika, and Alex), all of which were c ...more
Aug 02, 2014 Leslie added it
This was the last bit of leisure reading I'll get to do for over a month, so I wanted to choose a good selection. This didn't disappoint - well not quite. It seems Ohlsson's pattern is to make each plot more intricate and layered than the one before when it comes to this series. Guess I'll know for sure when/if there is a book number four. The evolution of the main characters was solid, yet the complication of the main murder was tightly woven or all over the place depending on your taste. It wa ...more
Jan 22, 2015 Frohnatur rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, krimis
Mein erster Krimi von Kristina Ohlsson - in meinem Regal steht noch (ungelesen) der erste Teil der Serie - Aschenputtel - aber ich habe aus einer Laune heraus mit diesem Hörbuch angefangen, dem dritten Teil der Serie. Zu dem Hörbuch ist zu sagen, dass ich die Stimme des Sprechers Uve Teschner als angenehm empfunden habe, ich konnte gut zuhören.
Ich habe mich auch recht schnell in die Figurenkonstallation der Hauptfiguren eingefunden, die Beziehungen der Ermittler untereinander waren zwar nicht o
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Kristina Ohlsson is a political scientist and until recently held the position of Counter-Terrorism Officer at OSCE (the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe). She has previously worked at the Swedish Security Service, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish National Defense College, where she was a junior expert on the Middle East conflict and the foreign policy of the Eu ...more
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