Sunday 8 January 2017

Lycke by Mikaela Bley

Lycke by Mikaela Bley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

8-year-old Lycke disappears without a trace a Cold and rainy day in May from the from the Royal Tennis Hall in Stockholm.

On TV4, a stone's throw away, you want to be first with the news - if nothing else, create the news - and crime reporter Ellen Tamm is commissioned to follow the case.

Ellen becomes obsessed with the search for Lycke, But as time goes by the search is starting to feel increasingly hopeless. Frustrated by corrupt police, the divorced parents 'strange behavior and their colleagues' jibes, is she trying to control her emotions and handle the situation professionally. But the case reminds her too much of a similar event, an event that is much closer to her, and she pulled into a tangle full of family secrets, lies and deceit that forces her to confront her own past.

Lycke is the first book in the series about the stubborn journalist Ellen Tamm.


Lycke is a Swedish crime novel and the first in the series about a journalist called Ellen Tamm. Ellen Tamm has some personal problem, the greatest one is that she is a bit obsessed with death. And, working as a crime reporter is probably not the best thing for her. She also lost someone close to her when she was young. In this book, does she get obsessed with a missing child case. And, throughout the book we learn that little Lycke is a child that was pretty much unloved by everyone., But why would anyone take her, and where is she?

Lycke is quite a tragic book, it highlights the fact that not everyone is suited to have children and that grown-ups just sometimes doesn't see what is going one. I was quite made about how Lycke's parents and step-mom just didn't seem to care about her, even when she went missing. Yes, they were worried, but still, it was like they hardly knew anything about her. Only her nanny seemed to care about her.

Lycke is an easy book to read, to especially thrilling, to be honest, but nevertheless, it's a page-turner. But, I have it down to the way it was written rather than the story and its characters. I have read better books about missing children. This book never really got under my skin. It was OK, but it never really surprised me.

There is a sequel to this book called Liv, and it will be interesting to read it and see if the storyline in that book is better!

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