In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.
Despite hundreds of potential witnesses, no one noticed when the girl was taken. Her mother, left behind at the previous station, alerted the crew immediately. But as the train pulled into Stockholm Central Station, the girl was nowhere to be seen.
To Inspector Alex Recht of the Stockholm police, this looks like a classic custody row. But none of the evidence adds up, and young Investigative Analyst Fredrika Bergman is convinced the case is far more complex than her boss is prepared to admit.
So when the missing child is found dead in the far north of Sweden, with the word "UNWANTED" scribbled on her forehead, the rule book is finally thrown out of the window.
Now on the trail of a ruthless murderer with a terrifying agenda, will Alex and Fredrika manage to put aside their differences and work together to find the killer before it's too late?
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Whilst the story itself was pretty good, I really did not like the narrator. Whilst her narrative in her own voice was normal and easy to listen to, nearly every character was read in a dreadful slow drawl or growl which soon grew really irritating. Only the interest of the story kept me going. I will certain avoid anything narrated by Maggie Mash in future as she so nearly completely ruined a decent story.
- Jacqueline M. Bullen