New crime series by Anna Jansson!

Five years ago, twenty-year-old Vera Bark ran away from her bachelorette party in a small village outside Örebro. Since then her father, Criminal Inspector Kristoffer Bark, walks along Hjälmaren Lake mile after mile, in search of his daughter. Vera is assumed to have drowned, but the uncertainty disturbs him. Vera’s mother, and Kristoffers former wife, is about to fall into despair.

Three years after Vera’s disappearance, a young nurse goes missing from the same place. The investigation leads nowhere and is closed, but Kristoffer Bark re-opens it as a cold case. The missing woman resembles his daughter. Soon Bark realizes that there are more connections than he first imagined.

Daughter Missing is the first book in Anna Jansson’s new Kristoffer Bark series. It’s a story of a parent’s worst nightmare. It’s also a story about what can happen to a neglected child when reality has become unbearable, and about delusions with deadly consequences.

375 pages


Finland: Gummerus
Germany: Blanvalet
Sweden: Norstedts


Daughter Missing is an efficiently told Swedish police thriller with a mix of everyday humor, creeping excitement and relationship drama. […] Anna Jansson manages to keep the excitement alive to the end by presenting several potential perpetrators and it there is a ”Rosemary’s baby-feeling” before the surprising resolution develops. ”