The island of Gotland is in the middle of a busy tourist season and getting ready for Midsummer, the 4th of July of Swedish holidays, when a young woman and her dog are found brutally murdered. The dog has been beheaded and is missing a paw; the woman is naked, covered in gruesome axe wounds, and her panties have been stuffed in her mouth.

What looks like a crime committed by the victim's jealous husband keeps the local police force on their toes. Then a second victim is found. A serial killer terrorizes tourists and locals alike, and Inspector Anders Knutas has to face additional pressure from the media and local politicians who are worried about bad PR for the island.

In his quest for the murderer, he is aided by Johan Berg, an intrepid young journalist from Stockholm who has been sent to cover the incidents and who gets involved with Emma, one of the first victim’s close friends. Three women die before Knutas and Berg, each approaching the case in their own way, finally close in on the killer, who has always, until now, been the one unseen by everybody.

Author

Mari Jungstedt

Mari Jungstedt is a Swedish journalist and popular crime fiction author.

Jungstedt worked as a reporter on Swedish national public radio and television, and was an occasional presenter on TV4's daily talk show Förkväll.

Her first three novels are set on the island of Gotland and feature Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas and the journalist Johan Berg. Two of her novels were filmed for Swedish TV, and her work has been translated into English by Tiina Nunnally.

Mari Jungstedt lives in Stockholm. Her husband comes from Visby, Gotland, and they spend their summers on Gotland.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Anders Knutas

Book Number:
4
2011
Book Number:
3
2008
Book Number:
2
2007
Book Number:
1
2008
Review UNSEEN - Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 9, 2012
Review UNKNOWN (aka THE INNER CIRCLE) - Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 9, 2012
Review UNSPOKEN - Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 9, 2012
Review THE KILLER'S ART - Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 9, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Unspoken, Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Killer's Art, Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 27, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Unseen & The Inner Circle, Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Unseen & The Inner Circle, Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
ISBN
9780552155090
Year of Publication
Publisher
Series
Book Number (in series)
1
Location
Review UNSEEN - Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 9, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Unseen & The Inner Circle, Mari Jungstedt
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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