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This is the second novel that I have read written by this author and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Set 5 years after Vanished, it gives you an excellent insight into what it is like to be a working mother of two children. Juggling the responsibilities of home and work, love for her husband and children but also a love of her work and the difficulties that this can cause.
Liza draws you in from the first page and you grab every chance that you can to read on, you want to know what is going to happen next, you associate with the main character and recognise the feelings that she has. The story unfolds in a systematic way whereby you keep up with everything that is happening and do not get lost due to too many characters or too many side issues. The home life and work life are explained in a philosophical, but practical manner which makes you empathetic but not bored. The reporter goes out on a limb for people, she involves herself fully and makes good judgement calls. Although this is a crime thriller it remains extremely humanistic, the reporter is not superwoman, she is ordinary with normal human failings, in other words she is believable.
Liza's writing style is descriptive, she includes different areas of Stockholm, encourages you to picture the scenes so that you can place the characters clearly. I value her as a writer and will definitely be buying the rest of her books.