|Title:||Missing||Written by:||Karin Alvtegen||Format:||Hardback||Genre:||Mystery, Suspense|
I have to say this is an interesting take on a murder mystery. It was interesting to see life from the underside... especially when from the perspective of an innocent & unsuspecting suspect...
However, the story could have been fleshed out in places (like the entire second half of the book). A lot could have been done to fill out the real criminal as well as putting those final pieces together more smoothly. As it is, I saw the "sudden and unexpected" left-turn of a plot twist as if it were a giant road sign.
So the overall effect of the book was good premise, but, despite claims that Alvtegen is Sweden's Queen of Crime, I was left a bit dissatisfied. It was like going on a roller coaster and going up a 300' incline for a 30' drop... lots of intense build up and then >pift<.
~POSSIBLE SPOILER~ It's also quite inadvertent, but this book also falls into the purview of the Mental Illness Advocacy Reading Challenge - the main character, as you learn in dribs and drabs at first, spent 18 months in a mental hospital after suffering some sort of breakdown. [My personal thoughts are the woman has borderline personality disorder or bi-polar disorder and due to certain events suffered a psychotic break, but that's just me - you might see something else entirely.]~END SPOILER~
19 / 75 words. 25% done!