Mari Jungstedt is a major Swedish Crime sensation: 15 books published in 17 languages. UNSEEN is the first in her Gotland series.
The picturesque island of Gotland, a couple of hours south of Stockholm in the Baltic Sea, is known for its spectacular scenery and wild weather. The isolation of the island is the perfect setting for a crime series that plays on the hair-raising feeling that even when you’re alone, someone is watching you.
The series follows inspector Anders Knutas, who has worked for the Visby police force for thirty years. He has an ailing marriage, and harbours secret feelings for his co-worker Karin Jacobsson, a bundle of energy who is strangely secretive about her private life. Knutas and Jacobsson investigate violent crimes which take them into the secluded homes and dark secrets of the Gotland citizens they serve to protect.
Gotland is in the middle of a busy tourist season when a young woman is murdered. Suspicion falls on her husband – the couple had been seen fighting the evening before. Inspector Anders Knutas is hoping it will be a straightforward case; the local authorities are hoping so too, but more out of an interest in protecting the tourist trade than any desire to see justice served. Then another victim is discovered, another young woman who has been murdered in the same chilling manner. Inspector Knutas must face up to the horrifying prospect that there is a serial killer loose on the island. Knutas, aided by investigative journalist Johan Berg, begins to piece together the tragic history that unites the two victims, and alarmingly points to more murders to come. The killer remains unknown, moving freely on the island, unseen.
Danish: People's Press
English (US): St. Martin's Press
English (UK): Transworld UK
Estonian: Tänapäev Publishers
Finnish: Otava Publishing
Hungarian: Tea Kiadó
Latvian: Media Incognito
Turkish: Beyaz Baykus