Saturday, March 24, 2012

"Alone, so alone that I could cry, I want to be wanted." Song Lyrics


This moving novel takes place in Sweden. The reader tries to understand who would carry out a horrific deed and then observe the authorities as they seek to identify and apprehend the guilty person.

A parent's worst nightmare happens when a mother gets off the train to make a call and the train, carrying her six-year-old daughter leaves without her. When the train arrives at the final station, the child is missing.

After the police interview the mother, their first thought is that it is a domestic fight and attempt to locate the child's father.

The mother's history of abuse makes the father seem like a likely target. However, investigative analyst, Fredrika Bergman, who is new to the team of investigators and not fully appreciated in a male dominated police hierarchy, has other thoughts. She begins looking into the possibility that if the child's father is not the kidnapper, who might be.

With excellent dialogue and psychological insight into the investigators, their thoughts and family life, the reader observes their reaction when their investigation takes a new turn. This makes the characters more sympathetic and for us to want them to succeed in their search for the kidnapper.

"Unwanted" is a literary sensation in Sweden and provides the reader with a compelling story that is literate with characters who come to life as we read.

Giveaway rules: (There will be two copies of this book in the giveaway)

A: Be a follower of this blog
B: Use above link and see the Amazon review. At the end of the review, indicate the review was helpful.

C: Leave email and indicate above two steps are completed

D: U.S. and Canada

E: Ends April 8th.


Ethan said...

This sounds like a different take on a missing person story. I've completed the steps.

Sharn3960 said...

I've done all the appropriate steps.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

sharn3960 @ comcast [.] net

Linda Kish said...

I enjoyed your review and marked it as such on Amazon. It sounds like a terrific story.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

ann said...

I followed all of the steps to enter
amhengst at verizon dot net

Patricia said...

Hi, Mike -
I definitely follow your blog, and enjoy your helpful reviews here and on Amazon.
This book is definitely going on my to be read list.
Please add my name in this Giveaway, Mike.


Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. This sounds like a really great book.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Sounds like a real page turner to me. Scary isn't it.
I left a comment on Amazon.

misskallie2000 said...

Great review Mike and I can't wait to read. I clicked like and left comment.
I am a GFC follower and email subscriber

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

Great cover, I would want to pick this up if I spied it in the store.

Already a follower and visited and liked.

Tore said...

Hi Mike. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. I am a follower and I said the review was helpful. Please enter me in contest.

Blake J. Stine said...

Comment left and review liked. Sounds like a good read.

Paula L. said...

I am a blog follower. Paula Lee. I left a comment on Amazon under pslee. Would love to be entered in the contest!
jandplee at att dot net

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Great review, this sounds wonderful. I said the review was helpful on amazon and I now follow via GFC


lauren51990 at aol dot com

Darlene said...

Following you on GFC (Darlene) and "liked" your review on Amazon.

Thanks for the giveaway!
darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

lag123 said...

A and B done! Thanks for the giveaway!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Carol M said...

The two steps are completed! Thank you for the giveaway! This book sounds good!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Lisa said...

Looks interesting...thanks. I follow Cenneidigh twitter and liked review on Amazon. US lisapeters at yahoo dot com

alicia marie said...

sounds like it could be a good read : ) I follow through gfc: alicia marie ezell and said the review was helpful on amazon. thanks for the giveaway!

ame1184 at gmail dot com

Doodle said...

Sounds intriguing!

GFC: Doodle
Liked the review on amazon


Liese2 said...

I follow you by email with
I marked the review as helpful as Lisa Walker
Thanks for the giveaway, the book sounds really good!

Steph said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book has been on my TBR list for awhile now. GFC follower: Stephanie and I marked the review on Amazon as helpful.


Anonymous said...

I have been reading a lot about this and it sounds really interesting.

GFC: Jaime
'liked' the Amazon review


♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)
I marked the review on amazon as helpful

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Lauren Mackesy said...

Wow, a parent's worst nightmare!
I am a follower and I clicked that your review was helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!
Lmackesy at gmail dot com

karenk said...


thanks for the chance to read this novel. i'm a follower. 'liked' your amazon review, too.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

rhonda said...

I am follower liked review for chance.

Nancy said...

I follow via GFC, read your review and indicated it was helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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