Synopsis of Silenced
Fifteen years ago: A teenage girl is viciously assaulted as she picks flowers in a field one night in midsummer. The crime is never reported.
Present day: A man with no identification is killed in a hit-and-run. He is never reported missing. Across the city, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide.
Fredrika Bergman is assigned to the case. What she and her colleagues discover is that a sinister evil, the roots of which date back decades, is the link behind these seemingly unrelated crimes.
There’s a reason why none of them were ever reported, and it has to do with a shocking and horrendous cover-up unlike anything Fredrika could have possibly imagined.
Skillfully crafted and highly suspenseful, “Silenced” is a gripping thriller in which the consequences of past tragedies continue to haunt the present, reaching further and deeper than anyone ever expected.
Synopsis of Silenced taken from Amazon
Review of Silenced
As is the case with most Nordic novels lately, the plot deals with racism, in this case taken to an extreme that makes us think about Nazism: superior race, sterilizations, human trafficking… The topic is a bit tiring and it says a lot about the Nordic countries.
Too many flashbacks and not enough suspense, we know who committed the murders almost from the beginning.