March Book Club: Missing, by Karin Alvtegen

Our Book Club book for March is “Missing,” by Karin Alvtegen. Check out a book at the church and join our discussion on the last Monday of the month, March 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“Sibylla Forsenström doesn’t exist. For fifteen years, she has been excluded from society. As one of the homeless in Stockholm, she takes each day as it comes and has all her possessions in her rucksack. To find food for the day and somewhere to sleep for the night demands all her time and effort. But it does not help her in keeping the thoughts away from the past – from the questions about why her life has turned out the way it did. Then a catastrophe happens. One night, she is in the wrong place at the wrong time. A man is brutally murdered and too many circumstances lead to Sibylla as being the murderer. For fifteen years nobody has asked for her, but suddenly she is the most wanted person in Sweden. She knows how to survive, but now she has to flee…”

Nominated for Allan Edgar Poe Award 2009.

Winner of Glasnyckeln 2000, Best Scandinavian Crime Novel and Silverpocket 2002.

Nominated for Best Swedish Crime Novel 2000 and the Poloni Award 2000.