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Paradiset (Annika Bengtzon (Chronological Order) #2)

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Det har gått drygt två år sedan de dramatiska händelserna i slutet av Studio sex. Journalisten Annika Bengtzon arbetar som textgranskare på tidningen Kvällspressen. Hon kämpar för att komma tillbaka som reporter, och när hon får ett tips om en underlig stiftelse vid namn Paradiset ser hon sin chans. I jakten på sanningen träffar hon sin blivande man, Thomas. Samtidigt blir ...more
Hardcover, 426 pages
Published 2000 by Piratförlaget
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Mar 09, 2016 Athena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Τελικά τι είναι αυτό που μπορεί να σε κερδίσει σ' ένα λογοτεχνικό βιβλίο; Νομίζω ότι ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά στοιχεία- αν όχι το κυριότερο- είναι ο πρωταγωνιστής. Αν καταφέρει ο συγγραφέας να δημιουργήσει ένα χαρακτήρα που μπορεί ο αναγνώστης να συνδεθεί μαζί του, τότε έχει επιτύχει. Στην προκειμένη περίπτωση, η Liza Marklund έχει δημιουργήσει μια ολοκληρωμένη ηρωίδα με τα προτερήματα της και με τα ελαττώματα της. Σε αρκετά σημεία, η στάση της δικαιολογείται από το παρελθόν και από τα στοιχεία ...more
Fenia Vazaka
Πολύ ευχάριστο, διαβάζεται γρήγορα, σε κάποια σημεία ίσως λίγο υπερβολικό (πολλές καλές συμπτώσεις). Η ηρωίδα είναι συμπαθητική. Θέλεις να διαβάσεις το επόμενο, για να δεις την συνέχεια της ιστορίας.
Tycker om Marklunds sätt att skriva och jag tycker Bengtzon är intressant som karaktär, men jag fann aldrig själva storyn särskilt fängslande. Kanske är lite morbid av mig, men vill gärna läsa deckare som kretsar kring något mer obehagligt och som manar mig att fortsätta vända blad, dvs sträckläsa, fram till fallets lösning. Hoppas på att de övriga böckerna i serien som jag ännu inte läst ska föra mig närmare denna känsla.
Sometimes, when I hear about the plot of a book or movie or TV program, I think, "wow, I wonder if they're going to . . ." and I head off on a possible story arc. Sometimes that parallels what the book/movie/TV show does; sometimes it doesn't. In the case of this book, it didn't--and as much as I liked this book, unfortunately I felt it could have been a bit better "if only . . ."

This is the second book in the Annika Bengtzon series if you're reading them in story order (so the story events are

In volume #2 of Liza Marklund's wildly popular series of feminist thrillers, Annika gets involved with a married man. Needless to say, his wife is a cold-hearted, frigid bitch, and she's doing both of them a favour by taking Thomas away from her.

Well, if the message were always consistent it would get boring. The nice thing about these books is that Annika is anything but a goody-goody feminist icon. She's a fragile, vulnerable person who's trying to do her best in an extremely confusing world,
Axel Wilson Nydén
inte den bästa av Marklunds böcker, men väl läsvärd.
May 21, 2011 Janice rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
I read this thinking it was the first in the series, as it is shown that way on Fantastic Fiction; here on Goodreads it is shown as #2, and I saw someplace else where it was listed as #4. The book was okay, maybe I would have been more engaged in the story if I had read the series in order. I felt impatient with Annika's (main character), histrionics and irrationality. Some parts of the story were interesting, and I have heard others who like later books in this series, so I may try others at so ...more
Scott Parsons
Mar 09, 2014 Scott Parsons rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third novel featuring Annika Bengtzon that I have read. I found this one more enjoyable than the others. Annika is now a copy editor in Stockholm having served her self-defence probation for the killing of her crazy boyfriend Svenn. While a plot involving the Yugoslav mafia in Sweden and a venal character named Ratko is unfolding, Annika becomes involved in investigating an organization called The Paradise Foundation whose spokesperson says it is responsible for helping battered wome ...more
Sep 06, 2015 Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Annika Bengtzon is a copy editor for the Evening Post in Stockholm. They receive a call in the newsroom from a Bosnian refugee who says someone is trying to kill her. Shortstaffed, Bengtzon is sent out to interview the woman and the two narrowly escape the killer. While trying to find help for Aida, Bengtzon inadvertently uncovers some shady practices in the social services area. Vanished touches on the after effects of the Bosnian war and the criminal gangs that profited from the strife.

This w
Apr 03, 2014 Madziar rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Annika Bengtzon, korektorka tekstów na nocną zmianę w gazecie angażuje się w opisanie tajemniczej fundacji Raj, pomagającej ludziom prześladowanym w ukrywaniu tożsamości. W wyniku zbiegów okoliczności kieruje do niej młodą uciekinierkę z Bijeliny, związaną z serbską mafią zarabiającą na masowym przemycie papierosów. Fundacja okazuje się maszyną do wyłudzania pieniędzy s sama Annika na skutek zawiązania współpracy zawodowej z pracownikiem socjalnym Thomasem - dokonuje poważnych zmian w swoim życi ...more
Bev Taylor
Oct 09, 2014 Bev Taylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is a follow on from exposed with annika bengtzon but can be read separately

2 brutally murdered men r found by a security guard in a derelict warehouse in stockholm. who did it and why?

in the same area aid is on the run from deranged gunman

meanwhile annika is approached by a woman wanting her story to be published in the evening post. this is for an organisation that claims to erase people's pasts so giving vulnerable individuals a completely new identity

annika puts aida in touch with th
Feb 03, 2014 Naomi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting storyline. I must admit that the first in the series kept my interest more than this one. However, I did have to read it quickly to stay within a time line to read the entire series for an upcoming read.

I will also admit that I found myself not finding Annika as strong as I did in the first book, so I was turned off to her character where I didn't have that issue previously. As I move into #3 in the series, Prime Time, will be interesting to see if that growing dislike con
I received Vanished as a preread copy from TransWorld Book Group. It’s my first novel by Liza Marklund. Because I enjoy reading Scandinavian thriller writers a lot I had high expectations.

Liza Marklund has written several thrillers with Annika Bengtzon as leading character. Annika is a copy editor at a Stockholm newspaper. She is approached by Rebecka Björstig who claims her Paradise Foundation can help women make a new life. The foundation takes care of erasing peoples history completely.
When A
Lindsay (Little Reader Library)
'Our circumstances shape us, but the choice is always our own.'

Another installment of the Swedish crime series by Liza Marklund and featuring 'Evening Post' reporter Annika Bengtzon. In this novel, Annika is actually just working in the capacity of copy-editor, her past having had a bearing on her current role at the newspaper. As the novel commences, two bodies have been found out at a Stockholm port and a woman is on the run from a gunman. At the newspaper, Annika takes a call from a mysteriou
Luanne Ollivier

I read my first Liza Marklund book last year (review of The Bomber) and quite enjoyed it.

Reporter Annika Bengtson returns in Vanished. I hadn't read the books in between and found Annika in a different state of mind and place. She's at the newspaper, but is a copy editor, not out in the field. She lives in a stark apartment in a condemned building, simply existing, trying to deal with numerous tragedies in her personal life. But while editing a story on a recent double murder on the waterfr
Natashya KitchenPuppies
In Vanished - Annika is doing night research in her limited capacity at the paper. A call comes in that nobody wants to deal with and the woman is given to Annika to talk to. She has set up a foundation called Paradise that wipes out people's identities and leaves them untraceable for their own protection from criminals who would do them harm. She mostly deals with women and children, an issue close to Annika's heart. She wants the paper to write about her foundation.

Annika is at the same time
Apr 22, 2013 da-wildchildz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He lives on Kungsholmen in Stockholm along with his fiancée and their newborn son.

Last line from Paradise by Liza Marklund. This was more enjoyable than I was expecting and it’s all because of Marklund’s lead character; Annika Bengzton. Bengzton isn’t a cop or detective like you’d expect from the crime/ mystery/ thriller genre, instead she’s employed as a copy editor for a newspaper, which provides a different feel to the book. She’s lively and clever but what most makes Bengzton likable is her
Feb 12, 2012 JudithAnn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Annika Bengtzon is a copy editor at a newspaper in Stockholm. Her colleagues are working on a double murder that happened in the harbour. Annika hasn’t got much to do so when gets a call from a woman who wants to meet a journalist to talk about her Paradise Foundation, she agrees to meet her.

The Paradise Foundation, it turns out, is set up to help people change identity and leave no traces behind of their old identity (for instance, because they have been threatened and the police can’t do anyth
Dyah Subagyo
Nov 18, 2013 Dyah Subagyo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
In the first book, I felt sympathy towards Annika Bengtzon. In this book, my sympathy decreases dramatically. Not only towards her, but also towards her extremely childish mother and obnoxious sister.
The only character I can sympathise with is Anders Schyman. It's a wonder that he doesn't collapse from the tiredness of manning those kind of people! Jeez.
Annika. Please. Grow. Up.
Stop getting angry at those who haven't done you any wrong.
And well.
There is a very unbelievable scene nearing the e
Jan 27, 2012 Ellie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, translated
Last year I read The Bomber as part of the Transworld Book Club and whilst I had reservations, I said I'd give Annika, the main character, a second chance. I took the offer of a review copy of Vanished as a sign. At this point, I need to point out I am not reading this series in chronological order and you may very well enjoy it more if you start at the beginning.

Vanished is, chronologically, the second book featuring Annika Bengtzon and these events happen years before those of The Bomber. Anni
Jan 25, 2012 Marleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Proof copy received from Transworld Books through BookGeeks
If possible, I would have rated this book 4.5 stars.

In a deserted port in Stockholm, a woman is fleeing for her life from a gunman determined to kill her. When she dives in the freezing water in order to escape, survival is far from certain. The next morning a security guard finds two dead men in the port, and a murder investigation starts.
Journalist Annika Bengtzon, meanwhile, is approached by a woman who says she has founded an organis
Sandy Weir
Jul 29, 2013 Sandy Weir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe 2nd in the Annika Bengtzon series, translated by Neil Smith. Marklund takes the familiar crime mystery and gives the persistence and critical thinking work to talented reporter, Annita.
The particular book brings our awareness to the existence of organizations pledging to help people with serious problems and everyone thinks at first what a great thing! Little by little it becomes obvious that the only one benefiting is the person who manages the organization! To a lessor extent I thin
Nendest kolmest selle sarja raamatutest, mida EPL mulle müüs, oli see tegelikult esimene (ja ma saan aru, et kogu sarja arvestuses tegelikult nr.2).
See osa oli nõrgem, kuid huvitav oli lugeda seda, mis oli enne. Kui juba tead, kuidas asjad lähevad ja läksid, on päris äge näha arenguid, kuidas tulemusteni jõuti.
Tony Nielsen
Jun 26, 2012 Tony Nielsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am seriously addicted to Liza Marklund and her character Annika Bengzton although I must admit it is disconcerting reading the books out of sequence. Vanished is one of the earlier thrillers in the Bengzton series, with Annika at the rookie stage of her soon to be successful journalistic career. Its also the story in which she meets her future husband Thomas. The plot revolves around a shady charity foundation but also morphs into an expose on the Yugoslavian mafia's extensive criminal activit ...more
Brenda Chapman
Aug 27, 2012 Brenda Chapman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The English translation is entitled Vanished and has an interesting premise - a Swedish foundation can erase people's identity and make them disappear. But what if the foundation isn't accountable to anyone? Annika Bengtzon works for a paper and has been demoted from reporter to copy editor (read the previous book to find out why). The newspaper is awash in political intrigue, struggling to survive while reporting the truth. Annika is recovering from a tragedy in the previous book in the series ...more
Fiona Padgett
Obviously read english version called Vanished. Enjoyed it but did take a while to get into. Main character Annika got on my nerves sometimes - especially amount of weeping she seemed to do! Found it slightly complicated to follow at times as there were several threads running at same time
Petr Čapek
Feb 02, 2014 Petr Čapek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Autorka stejně jako v ostatních dílech skvěle pracuje s jednotlivými postavami, každá má své problémy a svůj život. Annika se neustále vyvíjí a každý neúspěch, či problém, kterým projde ji zoceluje a utváří její osobnost. Opět zde máme knihu plnou poctivé novinářské práce sepsanou osobou nejpovolanější. A dává tak zajímavý pohled na zločiny, také z jiného úhlu pohledu.
May 14, 2016 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and it's first two sequels, I continued reading Scandinavian thrillers and mysteries. Marklund's novel comes closest to achieving the Girl with... standard. It's disturbing, just as Stieg Larsson's books are, while also tackling social issues, frequently involving women. Because of the content I'm not sure I'd recommend it, at least not to someone who had not read the Girl With... books. This book was interesting enough for me to track down other boo ...more
Jun 06, 2010 Henni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krimi, drama, 2010
Jeg var laaang tid om at komme ind i denne fortsættelse af Marklunds ellers rigtig gode bog, Hedebølge, Paradiset bliver også spændende i slutningen, men den er altså noget træg om at komme i gang.
Vores heltinde Annika og hendes personlige udvikling og problemer er stadig i centrum af bogen og jobbet og krimigåderne er nærmest sidehistorier, det gør slet ikke bogen dårlig, men det er lidt svært at finde troværdighed i annikas på den ene side nærmest psykiske nedbrud of så dagene fter er hun topt
Jun 25, 2012 Brenda marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


426 pagina's
Eerste druk: Pirat, Stockholm (Zweden)

Annika Bengtzon, tekstredacteur bij een Stockholmse avondkrant, krijgt een telefoontje van een vrouw die aan het hoofd staat van een hulporganisatie voor bedreigde mensen. De vrouw eist aandacht voor haar stichting: Het Paradijs. Wat later wordt Bengtzon gebeld door een huilende jonge Bosnische, die op de vlucht is voor een Servische moordenaar. De vrouw weet iets over twee lijken die in de haven zijn gevonden én over een ge
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  • Bortom sanningen (Hanne Wilhelmsen, #7)
  • Flickan med snö i håret (Hagfors, #1)
  • Sørgekåpen (Cato Isaksen #3)
  • Upp till toppen av berget (A-gruppen, #3)
  • Dybt at falde (Dan Sommerdahl, #1)
  • Night Rounds (Inspector Huss #2)
  • Never End (Inspector Winter, #4)
  • Berättelse om herr Roos (Barbarotti #3)
  • The Inner Circle (Anders Knutas, #3)
  • Fyrvaktaren (Patrik Hedström, #7)
  • The Man in the Window
  • Witches' Rings
Scandinavia’s undisputed queen of crime fiction, Liza Marklund is the No. 1 international bestselling author of the Annika Bengtzon series.

Liza Marklund was born in 1962 in the small village of Pålmark, close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden. She is an author, journalist, columnist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She is also co-owner of Piratförlaget, one of Sweden’s most successful publishing
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Other Books in the Series

Annika Bengtzon (Chronological Order) (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Studio sex (Annika Bengtzon, #1)
  • Prime Time (Annika Bengtzon, #3)
  • Sprängaren (Annika Bengtzon, #4)
  • Red Wolf (Annika Bengtzon, #5)
  • Nobels testamente (Annika Bengtzon #6)
  • Livstid (Annika Bengtzon, #7)
  • En plats i solen (Annika Bengtzon, #8)
  • Borderline
  • Lyckliga gatan (Annika Bengtzon, #10)
  • Järnblod (Annika Bengtzon, #11)

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