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Unspoken by Mari Jungstedt
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Unspoken by Mari Jungstedt is the second book of the Anders Knutas mystery series set on contemporary Gotland island in Sweden. Anders Knutas is in charge of homicide detectives in Visby. He's a kind man, happily married with children, hoping for a quiet holiday season to enjoy with his family. Unfortunately he's hit with two big cases to solve...eventually linked to one man.

When a man well-known to be a drunk is murdered shortly after winning big at the racetrack, it seems a simple robbery case, but diligent investigators find curious evidence to suggest blackmail. He was a former photographer, using a darkroom where his body was found. Police learn that he also worked on private construction projects for island residents, paid in cash (off the record).

Fourteen year old Fanny lives with her mother and their dog Spot. Fanny is mostly miserable; her mother is an alcoholic, not caring about anyone else. Since her mother works nights, Fanny keeps house and takes care of Spot, which means she can't get together with friends after school. Not that Fanny has any friends; she's happy only when working at the stables. She loves to care for horses and occasionally is allowed to ride. When an older man forces his attentions upon Fanny, she is torn between gratitude for attention and fear. Soon, she finds out she cannot get away from him.

Emma is still in love with Johan Berg, the Swedish TV journalist from Stockholm. They first met (and became lovers) in the summer when he covered the case of her best friend's murder (Unseen). Emma is no longer in love with her husband Olle, but still loves their two children very much. She succumbs to desire and rekindles the affair, with disastrous consequences.

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May 16, 2019 – Shelved
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June 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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