The Missing

The Missing An ordinary outing takes Greta Alex and four year old Smilla across Sweden s mythical Lake Malice to a tiny isolated island While father and daughter tramp into the trees Greta stays behind in the

  • Title: The Missing
  • Author: Caroline Eriksson Tiina Nunnally
  • ISBN: 9781503940659
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • An ordinary outing takes Greta, Alex, and four year old Smilla across Sweden s mythical Lake Malice to a tiny, isolated island While father and daughter tramp into the trees, Greta stays behind in the boat, lulled into a reverie by the misty, moody lake only later to discover that the two haven t returned Her frantic search proves futile They ve disappeared without a trAn ordinary outing takes Greta, Alex, and four year old Smilla across Sweden s mythical Lake Malice to a tiny, isolated island While father and daughter tramp into the trees, Greta stays behind in the boat, lulled into a reverie by the misty, moody lake only later to discover that the two haven t returned Her frantic search proves futile They ve disappeared without a trace.Greta struggles to understand their eerie vanishing She desperately needs to call Alex, to be reassured that Smilla is safe, or contact the police But now her cell phone is missing too Back at her cottage, she finds it hidden away under the bedsheets Had she done that Or had someone else been in the cottage But who, and why As Greta struggles to put the pieces together, she fears that her past has come back to torment her, or she s finally lost her grip on reality In this dark psychological thrill ride with twists than a labyrinth and breathless moments than a roller coaster Greta must confront what she s always kept hidden if she has any hope of untangling the truth.

    One thought on “The Missing”

    1. Three stars for an exceptional beginning that grabs you from anything else you wanted to do. But unfortunately, soon it becomes difficult to keep its promises. It's not a mystery or a crime novel and it can't stand firmly as a psychological thriller.

    2. This is pretty bad, due to either the original writing or the translation? Don't know which. It just screams amateur. The story is poorly portrayed, the MC is either an idiot or perhaps merely learning-disabled, in which case please tell us, the readers. The 'suspense' is all over the place, one moment laid on with a trowel, the next exemplified by a diving loon. Silly. Silly. Silly. A woman loses her child - and her husband or lover - on a small island. Her reaction is to get sick a lot, feed h [...]

    3. Opinião já disponível na Holly Reader - hollyreaderspoTerminei ontem de ler este livro, confesso que a primeira coisa que me atraíu nele foi a capa (como tantas vezes é), li muito rapidamente a sinopse e muitas estrelinhas de boas opiniões em relação a ele.Logo na primeira página há uma descrição física do personagem masculino e este tipo de coisas, não sei porquê, quase nunca me caem bem, a não ser que sejam feitos de forma muito simples e quase "sem querer". No entanto, continu [...]

    4. Por vezes, as novidades dentro de um género de que se gosta e algumas promoções fazem-me cometer erros de casting como este. Cometer erros e perder euros, diga-seAssumo que não desgostei da escrita da autora mas não conseguiu corresponder da mesma forma no que à estória diz respeito. É que é completamente non sense! Então pois que a senhora está numa ilha, desaparecem-lhe marido e filha. Coisa chata, portanto. Coisa que deveria acarretar alguma preocupação. Quiçá até chamar a pol [...]

    5. This book is a wild, scary ride down a long hall filled with mirrored madness.Greta is a young Swedish wife vacationing with her handsome husband and adorable daughter. They take a short afternoon boat ride to a nearby island. Then Alex and little Smilla disappear over a hill and never return. So Greta returns to the mainland and notifies the police, right? No, she returns to the mainland to retrieve her cellphone. When her calls to Alex go unanswered, she goes to sleep. When she finally makes i [...]

    6. This was one of the options for the Kindle First book this month. On reading the synopsis, it sounded like a psychological thriller that was right up my alley - a woman goes to an island with her husband and young daughter. The husband and daughter go exploring, the woman stays in the boat, the husband and daughter never return.It promises "more twists than a labyrinth" - that much is true. Unfortunately, each twist is more ludicrous than the last. After a really promising first chapter, the boo [...]

    7. Lightning review at Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksI’d really like to write a longer review of The Missing by Caroline Eriksson because it’s a superb psychological thriller, but in order for readers to perfectly get the story, I can only talk about the novel superficially. This book is all about fascinating layers, but they really need to unfold for readers organically.I was pulled into the mystery immediately (and unexplained vanishings are totally my catnip), but as the book unfolds I became a [...]

    8. Psychothriller klingt irgendwie nach Spannung. Das Buch war aber vor allem langweilig, teils verwirrend und teils voraussehbar. In der ersten Hälfte ist die Erzählerin so unzuverlässig/wenig Vertrauenswürdig, dass man keine ihrer Erinnerungen so ganz ernst nehmen kann. Das fand ich allerdings nicht spannend sondern einfach nur nervig. In der zweiten Hälfte passieren dann endlich Dinge aber es bleibt langweilig. Die Figuren bleiben Schemen, gerade Alex ist nur ein Abziehbild. Alles sehr scha [...]

    9. Παρόλο που το θέμα του βιβλίου είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρον και πάντα επίκαιρο, πιστεύω ότι το βιβλίο δεν μου έδωσε τίποτα που με έκανε να συγκινηθώ ή να προβληματιστώ. Επίπεδοι χαρακτήρες, ιστορία που δεν βρήκα ειρμό, φινάλε που δεν μου δημιούργησε καθόλου την ανάγκη να σκεφτώ τί [...]

    10. Comecei com muita vontade, mas desisti Demasiado aborrecido, não me cativou e com tanta coisa boa pra ler, não me apetece perder tempo :)

    11. I raced through the first part of this book and by the time I stopped listening I realized it had been 5 hours and I was 75% done! I usually only listen to 2 hours maximum before I feel the need to take a break but I was so involved in the story I didn't even notice. Unreliable narrators are one of my favorite story elements and Greta is unreliable in spades. It's not clear what is going on or what Greta's exact issue is but it's obvious that she is not reacting to events like a normal, rational [...]

    12. Ideāla grāmata Mātes dienai. Ļoti ironiskā nozīmē. Par sievietēm, kuras zems pašvērtējums iesaista vardarbīgās attiecībās,no kurām viņas nespēj atraisīties, un kā tās ietekmē viņu meitas. Vispār nav slikti uzrakstīts, pietiekami noslēpumaini, taču līdz tādam pilnvērtīgam trillerim kā "Gone Girl" gan neaizvelk.

    13. Don't read this book if you don't have a tonne of patience like I do. If you do, you'll be rewarded from chapter 32 onwards

    14. Dámy a pánové, toto je povinnost ❤Originální příběh, ve kterém nemůžete věřit ani svým myslenkam při čtení ZA MĚ THRILLER ROKU 2016!! ❤

    15. Link: clubedoslivros/2017/03/Desaparecidos, é o livro de estreia de Caroline Eriksson, autora sueca e que considero que se estreou de uma forma genial, contrariamente aquilo que alguns leitores deixaram no sobre o livro, lá por fora.Greta, vai para a casa de férias junto ao lago Maran, com Alex e Smilla. Durante a estadia decidem dar um passeio em família e vão de barco até à pequena ilha que se encontra no lago Maran (o lago Maldito). Ali Greta decide aguardar no barco, e deixa que Alex [...]

    16. I downloaded this as a free book from . The premise of the book had me intrigued even though it's not something that I would naturally have chosen. It was a surprising page-turner and was almost like a whodunit, as I was constantly re-evaluating the storyline and what I considered must have happened in the past. Thoroughly recommend.

    17. Z każdą kolejną stroną odnosiłam wrażenie, że cała ta fabuła jest jak sen, jak coś niemożliwego, albo że ta kobieta się tak czuła. Do Zniknięcia idealnie pasuje określenie 'powieść oniryczna'.Nawet kiedy zakończenie już się zrobiło normalnie, to po wcześniejszych wydarzeniach coś tak normalnego wciąż wydaje się być nie na miejscu. "Ogarnia mnie poczucie, że działam machinalnie, że postępuję według z góry określonego schematu. Robię to, co powinnam. Robię to, [...]

    18. A capa deste livro cativou-me logo que o vi. O título e a sinopse foram suficientes para me convencer a querer lê-lo.Este livro é um pouco diferente do habitual mas ainda assim, achei-o cativante. Isto porque a história começa com Greta, Alex e a filha Smilla a fazerem um passeio de barco no Lago "Maldito". Nesse lago há uma ilha, onde pararam mas Greta ficou no barco enquanto os outros foram explorar a ilha. Greta acabou por dormitar e quando acordou Alex e Smilla tinham desaparecido.Cont [...]

    19. Esu skaičiusi ne vieną tokio žanro knygą,tad ir iš šitos knygos tikėjausi nemažai,bet deja Mane labai nuvylė. Nors šitoje knygoje buvo paliečiamos tokios temos kaip psichologinis smurtas,vaikystės traumos,bet tai man didelio įspūdžio nepadarė :) o galbūt ir aš daugiau tikėjausi iš šios knygos,nei,kad gavau.

    20. This is an Crossing publication, and it is the translation of the Swedish author Caroline Eriksson's book of 2015. It is a good suspense thriller with a lot of sociological and psychological overtones. I really liked the way the translator did her job. The story is quite involved at first, but as events transpire and the reader can see clearly, the plot makes perfect sense! I am looking forward to other books by this author!

    21. Um livro completamente "marado" que me manteve agarrada até ao fim. Uma agradável surpresa de uma autora completamente desconhecida. Um livro que provavelmente agarra uns e aborrece outros.

    22. Una barca che dondola solitaria davanti a un'isola verdeggiante. Sicuramente nessuno noterebbe che sotto quelle lievi increspature si nascondono acque profonde e scure. In SCOMPARSI, di Caroline Eriksson edito da Nord, niente è quello che sembra.Le tinte scure sono ancora una volta quelle tipiche delle ambientazioni del thriller nordico mischiate a una forte , fortissima, componente psicologica in una combinazione riuscita e vincente che preannuncia un successo assicurato. Una combinazione di c [...]

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