Para thriller psicol gico desiludiu logo no 1o cap tulo, com acontecimentos sem nexo e rea es rid culas Foi desenrolando a ac o da mesma forma, sempre sem emo o ou suspense, t o caracter stico num thriller deste g nero Foi se tornando previs vel e aborrecido, no entanto gostei do final. Opini o j dispon vel na Holly Reader ontem de ler este livro, confesso que a primeira coisa que me atra u nele foi a capa como tantas vezes , li muito rapidamente a sinopse e muitas estrelinhas de boas opini es em rela o a ele.Logo na primeira p gina h uma descri o f sica do personagem masculino e este tipo de coisas, n o sei porqu , quase nunca me caem bem, a n o ser que sejam feitos de forma muito simples e quase sem querer No entanto, continuei As primeiras 100 p ginas s o bastante previs veis e melhora um pouco depois disso.A escrita da autora bastante objectiva, recorre s compara es de sempre e s met foras do costume, o que acaba por atenuar o objectivo do suspense, do querer saber o que vai acontecer na p gina seguinte Se esse tipo de livro que procuram, n o este Especialmente, para quem est habituado a thrillers psicol gicos complexos o que nem o meu caso A narrativa composta por frases curtas, bastantes repeti es e, na minha opini o, foi colocado demasiado esfor o em convencer o leitor de certas coisas para depois desvendar outra coisa completamente diferente Eu consegui sentir isso e portanto nunca cheguei a acreditar em nada do que estavam a contar Uma das coisas que gostei muito no livro foram os cap tulos curtos mesmo muito curtos que deram bastante ritmo leitura, temos mesmo a sensa o de estarmos a avan ar no tempo Gostei tamb m de alguns pensamentos a it lico que a autora foi introduzindo ao longo da hist ria e que s o como uma lufada de ar fresco O melhor de tudo, o grande girl power que demonstrado por parte de todas as personagens femininas, bom ver isto tamb m acontecer em fic o Infelizmente, estes t picos que referi n o foram suficientes para resgatar esta leitura que me trouxe muito pouco de mist rio, entreteve me durante um tempo, mas sem grandes sobressaltos ou surpresas. Ningu M Mente Ningu M Diz A Verdade Todos T M SegredosGreta Acorda E Percebe Que Alex E Smilla Ainda N O Voltaram Sa Ram Do Barco Para Um Passeio Na Ilha No Meio Do Lago Maran, Enquanto Ela Permaneceu A Bordo, A Descansar Vai Para Terra Procur Los, Mas Rapidamente Percebe Que Eles N O Est O Na Pequena Ilha DesapareceramO Marido E Filha Desapareceram Mas Ela N O Casada E Nunca Teve Filhos This book is a wild, scary ride down a long hall filled with mirrored madness.Greta is a young Swedish wife vacationing with her handsome husband and adorable daughter They take a short afternoon boat ride to a nearby island Then Alex and little Smilla disappear over a hill and never return So Greta returns to the mainland and notifies the police, right No, she returns to the mainland to retrieve her cellphone When her calls to Alex go unanswered, she goes to sleep When she finally makes it to the police station, the result is shocking to us, but exactly what Greta expected Because Greta s life is filled with mysteries.What is it about Scandinavians that we find so fascinating With the predominance of blonde hair and blue eyes, glowing complexions, and slender, athletic figures they look like children from the Dawn of Time True, their homelands are cold and barren, but their society is well ordered and logical After centuries of producing some of the most fearsome warriors in human history, they ve denounced violence in favor of peace, equality, and fairness.But violence is hard to eradicate and there s plenty of it in this story There s the careless emotional abuse of faithless spouses, the mindless brutality of angry teens, and the measured, deliberate cruelties meted out by a charismatic sadist And, as always, violence begets violence as surely as night follows day.The Scandinavians have also proudly promoted gender equality, but equal education and professional opportunities can t erase the basic vulnerability of women to abuse And so this book is partly an examination of why some woman are vulnerable than others The narrator during most of the book, Greta is a young woman whose family tragedies have left her uncertain and submissive Desperate for the affection she feels was denied her, she s an easy target.But what about her rival who picks up the narrative We never learn what in her life made her agree to become a physical and emotional prisoner Could ANY woman be tricked into an abusive relationship Is it just a matter of meeting the right sociopath It s also a book about the mother daughter relationship, which seems unbreakable no matter how rocky it looks or feels Motherhood especially of a daughter makes a woman vulnerable to abuse, but it can also give her the courage to do what she has to do to get free of an abusive relationship One of the women in this book did just that and has no regrets One is determined to free herself and the fate of the third remains in doubt.I don t normally like psychological thrillers and it s impossible to say why this one grabbed me All I know is that I started reading it and when I finished it, I realized that I had left my chair four times twice to get tea and twice to visit the bathroom The first few chapters were confusing, but once I got into the story, I couldn t stop reading.It could be called melodramatic, but I d argue with someone who denounced it as unbelievable It s important to remember that the author is trying to get inside the mind of an emotionally fragile individual Greta bears the scars of childhood trauma and her instability has been heightened by the clever manipulation of the person who now controls her life It s impossible to demonstrate irrational fears and obsessions WITHOUT being over the top dramatic.So could it happen I m reminded of an incident several years ago when a celebrity marriage imploded and there were rumors of violence Amidst the staunch denials on both sides, one of the wife s countrymen commented admiringly, She fought back like a brave Swedish girl Sounds like the wild Viking blood lives on. Lightning review at Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksI d really like to write a longer review of The Missing by Caroline Eriksson because it s a superb psychological thriller, but in order for readers to perfectly get the story, I can only talk about the novel superficially This book is all about fascinating layers, but they really need to unfold for readers organically.I was pulled into the mystery immediately and unexplained vanishings are totally my catnip , but as the book unfolds I became absolutely addicted It turns out Greta has a complicated past she tells us her father disappeared, too And Greta isn t behaving like I d expect someone to given the situation She isn t calling the police, but rather is searching herself while becoming increasingly untethered.I can t say about this book without ruining it, but I can say that it offers some excellent Not Sorry Not Sorry Female Rage, as well as reflection on the relationships women have with their mothers Trigger warnings need to be issued for depictions of domestic violence and animal abuse the latter happens off screen but I found it deeply troubling.The Missing is a dark, dark book, but a deeply satisfying one It s the sort of book I desperately want to talk to someone about but I have to wait for them to read it first It s worth not being spoiled Elyse Por vezes, as novidades dentro de um g nero de que se gosta e algumas promo es fazem me cometer erros de casting como este Cometer erros e perder euros, diga seAssumo que n o desgostei da escrita da autora mas n o conseguiu corresponder da mesma forma no que est ria diz respeito que completamente non sense Ent o pois que a senhora est numa ilha, desaparecem lhe marido e filha Coisa chata, portanto Coisa que deveria acarretar alguma preocupa o Qui at chamar a pol cia, n o Nada disso Toca de dar de comer ao gato, ficar doente, ir bater uma soneca durante umas horas, levanta se, come qualquer coisita e, ent o, a sim N o, n o chama a pol cia Volta ilha procura dos desaparecidos J faz lembrar o outro que dizia Na caminha que bom Se tudo isto era para ser diferente do que por a se escreve conseguiu, senhora Caroline Eu que n o fa o tens es de botar as vistinhas em mais alguma coisa que surja sua Medo, muito medoNotar que n o tenho blogues, n o tenho quaisquer parcerias editoriais, n o dependo de livros oferecidos para dar opini es positivas Esta a opini o honesta e sincera de algu m que sempre adorou ler mas que, pura e simplesmente, est a chegar a um ponto em que n o se serve de qualquer coisa 1,5 para ser mais precisa. This was one of the options for the Kindle First book this month On reading the synopsis, it sounded like a psychological thriller that was right up my alley a woman goes to an island with her husband and young daughter The husband and daughter go exploring, the woman stays in the boat, the husband and daughter never return.It promises twists than a labyrinth that much is true Unfortunately, each twist is ludicrous than the last After a really promising first chapter, the book descended into pantomime, and by the time I got to the part with the children particularly the girl s name , I had gone full Chloe The lead character is one of the most unreliable, irritating, lying narrators I ve ever come across As a result, I spent the middle part of the book wondering if any of it was actually happening In fairness, it did pick up a little towards the end, but at that point I just wanted to finish it Not an enjoyable read at all and definitely not what it seems. 2 5 Es con l y no si l cuando no soy nada As de simple As de banal Pero as de cierto Sin Rastro es un thriller psicol gico f cil de leer y ameno, pero con una narraci n tan confusa y con unas situaciones tan absurdas que al final se convierte en una lectura insalvable Una pena ya que se podr a haber aprovechado much simo m s una historia como esta Wordpress This is pretty bad, due to either the original writing or the translation Don t know which It just screams amateur The story is poorly portrayed, the MC is either an idiot or perhaps merely learning disabled, in which case please tell us, the readers The suspense is all over the place, one moment laid on with a trowel, the next exemplified by a diving loon Silly Silly Silly A woman loses her child and her husband or lover on a small island Her reaction is to get sick a lot, feed her cat, go to bed, get up and eat, then return to the island to look for them It s just not worth writing much than that I got one quarter of the way in and thought nah, nothing about this is realistic, including, and even, if it s got a supernatural bent to it.DNF but read enough to give it one star.Yes, one star. Greta, her husband Alex and their daughter Smilla are all together in a boat, rowing across a lake to a small island They are staying at a nearby cabin and taking an outing together Once they reach the shore, Alex and Smilla decide to go investigate the island and walk away Greta stays behind in the boat Her husband and daughter never return She waits.looks for them.then rows back to the cabin looking for her cell phone They re gone No trace Greta isn t sure what to do She feels ill.tries to eatto sleep a little.thinks about calling the police Where are Alex and Smilla As she tries to piece her thoughts together, the chilling truth about Greta and her life begin to take form I listened to the audio book version of this novel At nearly 7 hours long, the audio is excellent quality Tanya Eby narrates Her voice is easily understood and she reads at a perfect pace I listened to the entire book, even though at times I really wanted to DNF and move on to something else I think if I had been reading the print book I wouldn t have made it to the end For me, the story is just too disjointed The strangeness and non linear story is central to the plot it s just how this tale works for its effect But, I didn t like it The plot develops too slowly It took so long for hints about reality to really start coming that I lost interest The main character comes off as annoying rather than someone I might sympathize with or care about Her behavior and actions are just too odd The constant whining, throwing up and strangeness is off putting I really struggled to get through this story Does that mean it s a bad book No It just means it isn t for me And it could also mean that the story lost something in translation to English I do understand that the story is about a woman s loss of reality and her rambling, disjointed memories and understanding of her life and actions It just didn t work for me Too much rambling, confusion and just bizarre weirdness from the main character, not enough coherent story.