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Silenced (Fredrika Bergman & Alex Recht #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  3,036 Ratings  ·  308 Reviews
A true Scandinavian page-turner, Kristina Ohlsson's new novel is packed full of suspense, authentic police procedure and psychological depthFifteen years ago, a teenage girl is assaulted and raped as she picks flowers for a Midsummer's Eve ritual. Cut to the present, and a man is killed in a hit and run. He has no identification on him, he is not reported missing nor wante ...more
Paperback, 399 pages
Published August 30th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published 2010)
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Lauren K
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Silenced is a perceptively written, captivating crime thriller by Swedish author, Kristina Ohlsson.

On Midsummer’s Eve in 1993 a teenage girl is violently assaulted in the garden of her family home in Sweden. Fifteen years later, a man is killed in a hit and run and a well-respected couple is found dead in a suspected murder suicide. The two daughters of the dead couple are M.I.A and Alex Recht’s federal investigation unit are trying to piece together how these two crimes are related and track d
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are a lot of mysteries - cozy, thriller, police procedural, law and more. For a reader like me who want an interesting and intricate plot, characters that are believable and good writing, it's always fun to find an author who is able to do all this so well. Kristina Ohlsson is one of those authors that I've added to my growing "follow" list. This is the second of her books that has been translated and published in the USA. In "Unwanted" we are introduced to the special team that has been s ...more
Morana Mazor
Nakon njezinog odličnog, prvog romana "Pepeljuge" moram priznati da sam očekivala više od Ohlsson. Isto je triler, počinje ubojstvom pastora i njegove žene pa se onda, tijekom istrage, otrkiva priča oko iskorištavanja izbjeglica koji žele započeti novi život u Švedskoj. Aktulana tematika, zanimljiv uvid u neke stvari.. Nije loše-loše, ali ono...moglo je i bolje..
Elaine Tomasso
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You need all your wits about you to keep up with the convoluted and complicated plot in this book. It starts with the gunshot death of refugee activist and his wife - was it murder/suicide or just murder? And it goes on from there with multiple interpretations of every situation. Some of these situations are easier to guess at than others but it is all very clever. Ms Ohlsson also spends time fleshing out the detectives' lives and characters by interspersing details of their personal situation w ...more
Lese lust
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, autorin-17
Gut gemachter, spannender Krimu, der ein interessantes Thema als Ausgangslage hat - das Schleusen von Flüchtlingen.
Allerdings verlässt das Buch die Genregrenzen nicht und geht nicht weiter in die Tiefe
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5 Sterne

Klasse Plot, hochaktuelles Thema, sehr spannend. Bei der Auflösung war ich vom Motiv des letztendlichen Täters nicht so ganz überzeugt, aber das war wirklich der einzige winzige Wermustropfen. Generell kann man sagen, dass sich diese Reihe wirklich mit jedem Buch von Band 1 - 3 gesteigert hat ("Sterntaler" gefiel mir am besten). Ich freue mich schon auf Band 4, "Himmelschlüssel", der bereits auf dem Sub bereit liegt.
Mar 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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***3.5 Stars***
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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2 de 5 estrellas ⭐⭐(No está mal)
Las 100 primeras páginas enganchan muchísimo, la historia promete y todo sucede a una velocidad que cuesta desengancharte de la lectura. Poco después de esas 100 primeras páginas se va haciendo densa, lenta y poco lógica.
Hay muchos sinsentido, mucha pieza que no encaja, mucho que no me ha gustado....
Petra Miocic

Breivik je bio u pravu, s gnušanjem je ustvrdio bezimeni čuvar parkirališta, sasvim sporedan lik u Vallgrenovu romanu Dječak iz sjene promatrajući tamnoputog muškarca snimljenog u prolasku tim istim parkiralištem. Naravno, u društvu poput švedskog, na tako visokom stupnju razvoja, nema mjesta za klasnu, rasnu i ine netrpeljivosti rezervirane za pripadnike manje sretnih, nazadnijih zajednica, a jedini razlog uvođenju takvih likova u priču jest kako bi se is
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book much better than Unwanted because it was actually hard to figure out what was going on. The plot seemed to go in one direction but the twists were actually surprising. The interactions between characters are also lighter now, even if a new member of the team creates tension with Peder, who is still as much of a hothead as he was in the previous installment. Fredrika is now softer, even if pregnancy hasn’t made her lose her edge. Alex is still a great team leader who thinks outs ...more
What a disappointing ending, after being strung along for 300+ pages. It's a non ending, really, after so many of the chapters vaguely referencing characters with no names. Parts of the book were suspenseful, but the story was diminished by the fact that too many facts were with held. There's mystery and then there's vague messiness. This one was messy and disjointed. And parts were unbelievable, particularly the woman stranded in Bangkok. No one has that power and reach to mess with that much t ...more
Jun 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only reason I gave this book even one star is that I did finish reading it. The characters are unbelievable, the plot and the many poor subplots are unbelievable, the writing is amateurish and disjointed.
Fenia Vazaka
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Μου άρεσε περισσότερο από το "Ανεπιθύμητο". Είχε κι αυτό πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα ιστορία, με καταιγιστικές εξελίξεις, πολλές ανατροπές, αμφιβολία σχεδόν μέχρι το τέλος για τον ένοχο και αρκετή αγωνία.
Επίσης, εξελίσσονται οι προσωπικές ιστορίες των πρωταγωνιστών, οπότε τους μαθαίνουμε καλύτερα.
Λίγο απότομο ήταν το τέλος, ειδικά το τελευταίο κεφάλαιο, και αφήνει κάποια ερωτήματα ανοιχτά (κυρίως για την ζωή της πρωταγωνίστριας) που θα απαντηθούν φαντάζομαι στο επόμενο βιβλίο της σειράς.
Η Υπηρεσία Εγκληματολογικών Ερευνών καλείται να ερευνήσει τη δολοφονία του κληρικού Γιόκοπ Όλμπιν και της γυναίκας του Μαρίας.

Πλάι στο ξετύλιγμα της ιστορίας μας ξεδιπλώνονται και οι ζωές των μελών της ομάδας. Ο αστυνόμος Άλεξ Ρεστ έχει αποξενωθεί από τη γυναίκα του, χρόνια πολυαγαπημένης του, Λένα... Ο Πίεντερ Ριντ χρειάζεται επειγόντως μαθήματα συναδελφικότητας και συμπεριφοράς μετά το χωρισμό του από τη γυναίκα του Ίλβα και τα δίδυμά του... Ο Γιούαρ Σαλίν, το νέο μέλος, σίγουρα είναι τόσο συ
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another excellent offering from the newest addition to the Scandinavian crime stable following up on her exceptional debut novel Unwanted. The plot, set in Sweden, centres on the currently prevalent topic of immigration with the murders of Jakob Ahlbin, a prominent supporter of immigrants rights and his wife Marja, with the story spiralling out to include an insightful addressing of the dangers facing immigrants in their passage to a new country and a better life. Ohlsson concisely exposes the i ...more
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kaltes Frühjahr

Ein älteres Ehepaar wird tot in seiner Wohnung aufgefunden, beide weisen Schusswunden auf, es sieht so aus, als habe der Mann zunächst seine Frau umgebracht und dann sich selbst. Die Ermittlungsgruppe soll eigentlich nur feststellen, dass es sich tatsächlich um einen Selbstmord handelt. Doch bald tauchen Ungereimtheiten auf, die aus der Überprüfung einen Fall werden lassen. Alex Recht, Leiter der Gruppe, deren Fortbestehen auf der Kippe steht, sorgt sich um seine Mitarbeiter. Beso
Sep 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A bit slow going and far too much held back so the reader and the investigators have no hope of understanding why people involved in illegal immigrant trafficking are dying.
The personal lives of the detectives were more interesting than the plot in this book.
Τι να σου πει η Ματωμένη μαργαρίτα όταν έχεις διαβάσει Τζο Νέσμπο;
Χρυσή-Σίσυ Αγγελίδου
Παραμονή της γιορτής του Μεσοκαλόκαιρου και ένα κορίτσι πέφτει θύμα βιασμού. Δεκαπέντε χρόνια αργότερα ο πάστορας και η γυναίκα του αυτοκτονούν, όπως αρχικά δείχνουν τα στοιχεία. Την ίδια στιγμή ένας άντρας ασιατικής καταγωγής σκοτώνεται σε τροχαίο. Τις υποθέσεις αναλαμβάνει η ομάδα του Άλεξ Ρεστ και η Φριεντρίκα Μπέργιμαν. Και παρά τις όποιες δυσλειτουργίες που προκύπτουν, λόγω προσωπικών αντιπαθειών, ο Άλεξ φροντίζει και κρατάει τις ισορροπίες μέσα στην ομάδα του και καταφέρνει να λύσει τα μυσ ...more
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully complicated Swedish crime novel around a theme of migrants and their exploitation.
Samira Salimi
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the idea of being bounced back & forth between Thailand & Sweden throughout story. This book opened a new door to me to recognize how refuge flee can affect his countrymen & also new society in positive & negative ways. ( 11 out of 15 goal achieved)
Aaron Anderson
I finished this book several days ago, but pondered what to say in a review: which is the same feeling as I had about the book when I read through it. For starters, I want to mention that I thoroughly enjoyed Ohlsson's first novel "Unwanted" and really looked forward to diving into another story of the same caliber. For the record, I offer the attention and open-mindedness to stories from foreign countries set in foreign places with a fair considerstion to the presence of so many names and place ...more
Lynda Kelly
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I liked this even more than The Unwanted which was good. That introduced us to the police team and all their little idiosyncrasies and this one was better for knowing them all, I thought.Then learning more about them all as this investigation progressed.
There were some horribly sad happenings in this story, though. However, I really look forward to the next in the series.
I was very happy to see the Americanised spellings had been dropped in this translation though at odd times we still had the o
Malin - Nilmas Bokhylla

Den första boken i den här serien tyckte jag var mycket bra och efter att nu har läst/lyssnat på tre av Kristina Ohlssons böcker tycker jag fortfarande att ”Askungar” är den bästa men har höga förhoppningar på ”Änglavakter” som jag nu har kvar. På något vis känns det här lite som en mellanbok och att den har mer fokus på relationerna i utredningsgruppen. Hur Fredrika blir mer accepterad och hur hon upplever den kommande mammarollen, hur Peders liv sakta men säkert börjar ordna upp sig o
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.75 Sterne

! Nicht den Klappentext lesen, der spoilert ! Rezi bitte auch erst nach Beenden von Teil 1 lesen.


Wir treffen die Ermittler aus Alex Brechts Team in Schweden, die sich mit neuen Fällen herumschlagen müssen und auch allerhand neuer privater Probleme, außerdem einem neuen Ermittler, der Peter nicht so ganz geheuer ist. Fredrika ist ebenfalls noch in Alex Teams ihre Situation hat sich aber etwas geändert (view spoiler)

Zwei Fälle, ein Pfar
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written especially in the unraveling plot that is deftly kept together; always leaving the reader's knowledge blurred so as one is unable to bring the plot into sharp focus.
As in the earlier book the humanity of the detective team is portrayed, their efforts are all consuming, but could they have done more?
The novel stays true to this modern reality. Unlike a keen ear,or magnifying glass to upturn that strategic clue, the reality is all about questioning the right people, hoping the witness
Lisbeth Andersen
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jeg er typen, der helst vil læse bøger i samme serie i rækkefølge. Så jeg var ikke særlig langt med Tusindfryd af Kristina Ohlsson, inden jeg anskaffede mig den første bog i serien. Den blev læst inden jeg gik videre med denne bog.
Tusindfryd kan sagtens læses alene, men jeg synes, at man i den første bog, får nogle baggrundsoplysninger om hovedpersonerne, der er nyttige at have i denne bog.
Jeg blev lynhurtigt hvirvlet ind i historien om Fredrika Bergman og Alex Recht, der arbejder i Stockholms
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silenced by Kristina Ohlsson is the second installment of a detective series. The criminal element was much more complex in this novel than her previous one. I enjoy her characters. They are all tragically flawed, whether they are the good guys or the bad. She spends time really flushing out the personal story line of each of her main detectives even though it may not have anything to do with action storyline. I find this compelling. No detective is going to be unaffected by their personal lives ...more
Diana Donnelly
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a Goodreads win. The author was new to me but I'm sure we will be reading more of her books. This was real well done. The author held my interest from the beginning to the the end. I have always enjoyed a good mystery and this was one. The characters seemed so real I had visuals of what they looked like. Will keep my eyes opened for other books of hers.
Alexandra (matobookalo)
Ωραία συνέχεια στη σειρά των ηρώων της Ohlsson. Αυτό το (δευτερο) βιβλίο έχει πιο πλουσια πλοκή. Διατηρεί ευτυχώς τον απλο τρόπο γραφής. Η ιστορία είναι αρκετά καλή και σου δείχνει παράληλα και πως αλλάζει εντελώς η ζωή των κύριων προσώπων.
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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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Fredrika Bergman & Alex Recht (6 books)
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  • The Disappeared (Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht, #3)
  • Hostage (Fredrika Bergman and Alex Recht, #4)
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