Lina Bengtsdotter grew up in Gullspang, Sweden. She is a teacher in Swedish and Psychology and has published a number of short stories in various newspapers and magazines in Sweden and the Nordic countries. She has lived in the UK and in Italy and today resides outside of Stockholm with her three children. ANNABELLE is her debut novel.
This smash hit Swedish debut breathes new life into a few well-worn det-fic themes to create a thriller that lingers in the memory - SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUBThis debut novel from a psychology teacher upholds the recent tradition of dark Nordic noir. A girl goes missing on her way home from the party in the forested village of Gullspang. Enter a Stockholm detective with a secret of her own - THE i PAPERAtmospheric, evocative and with a heroine who overcomes some of the genre's cliches, this is a first-class procedural - CRIME TIMEThe next big Swedish crime sensation - Dagbladet (Norway)A wonderful debut - Dziennik Zachodni (Poland)