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Sebastian Bergman Books In Order

Publication Order of Sebastian Bergman Books

Sebastian Bergman (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Watched Women (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Wasn't There (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Girl (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Sebastian Bergman series by Michael Hjorth

Authors Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt pen the internationally bestselling “Sebastian Bergman” series of mystery novels. The series began publication in the year 2012, when “Sebastian Bergman” was released.

The books are released through Little, Brown’s imprint called Trapdoor, and through this imprint the books are adapted into English. The books have sold over four million copies in a over thirty languages.

Sebastian Bergman stars in the series of novels. He is an angry and self-destructive mess and a top criminal profiler, and is one of the foremost experts on serial killers in all of Sweden. His wife and daughter died in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Since this happened, he has been trying to recover from it, and has only been a shell of his old self. He has gained a reputation for being a womanizer since their death.

Despite making some positive contributions to solving a murder mystery or two, he is still a manipulator and self obsessed liar. He has even been known to ruin some people’s lives along the way.

The series was adapted into a hit television series drama that stars Rolf Lassgard playing Sebastian Bergman that premiered in the year 2010. It premiered in Sweden first before airing later on BBC4 with subtitles.

“Sebastian Bergman” (also called “Dark Secrets”) is the first novel in the “Sebastian Bergman” series, which was released in the year 2012. Roger Eriksson, sixteen years old, has disappeared. Days go by and Vasteras Police do not do anything, just blaming his vanishing act on teenage antics. Then Roger’s mutilated and pale corpse is found floating in a shallow pond, with his heart missing. It makes the experts descend on the scene like crazy.

They need Sebastian Bergman. He is a man that is no stranger to secrets. Desperate to get access to the police’s files, and he plays along, until the fragile web of deception and lies grabs his full attention.

Roger had secrets of his own, some dark secrets that tear apart the very fabric under which everyone survives.

Hjorth and Rosenfeldt have penned an engrossing novel, and is a fine mystery with some believable and convincing characters. The book is filled with darkness, tenderness, humor, and intrigue, that is made complete with a bit of a jerk for a hero. Readers feel this a superb start to this series of novels, and readers cannot wait to see where this goes next in future installments.

“The Man Who Watched Women” is the second novel in the “Sebastian Bergman” series, which was released in the year 2015. A heat wave is blazing in Stockholm, and a series of women are being discovered brutally killed and the Criminal Investigation Department has gotten nowhere on it. The killings bear every hallmark of Edward Hinde, who is the serial killer jailed by Sebastian Bergman fifteen years back.

Sebastian could desperately use some order in his life of chaos. The revelation that he has a daughter named Vanja, could give him this longed-for stability. Should he tell her the truth and risk ruining her career and life?

He forces his way into the investigation, and quickly learns that the killings are linked to him and no one surrounding him is safe. Including Vanja.

This is another crime thriller that is going to have readers gripped from the moment they start it until the very end. It is a very enjoyable and entertaining read that is suspenseful, dark, and makes you want to keep reading the whole thing. A slow building tension sneaks up on you while you read this book.

“The Man Who Wasn’t There” is the third novel in the “Sebastian Bergman” series, which was released in the year 2016. Six bodies are found on the side of a mountain in Sweden. They are actually skeletons. Someone buried these bodies a long time ago. For Sebastian that only makes the investigation into who killed them, who they are, and the why of it all, even more complicated. Bergman has, of course, found his way onto the investigation team. At first, it was only a chance to get away from his girlfriend and spend time with his daughter. A chance to attempt to build a relationship with Vanja before it is too late.

He quickly finds that he is much more involved than he ever wanted to be. His personal life ends up disastrously and horribly tangled up in everything.

This is another great installment of this stellar series, and is tough to put down for very long. Despite Sebastian being quite a jerk, you still root for him getting away with the horrible schemes he dreams up. The ending of this one is rather fiendish and gets you hyped up for the fourth book in the series. This is a twisting and turning book filled with a bunch of domino effects to it.

“The Silent Girl” is the fourth novel in the “Sebastian Bergman” series, which was released in the year 2017. A two storey, idyllic white, gorgeous looking house in Sweden. In this house, a family of four has been brutally killed, two young kids, mom and dad. All in broad daylight. The murderer has gotten away.

Sebastian has been called in to solve this crime. Since he has no credible suspects, he finds himself at a dead end. Until he finds out about a witness to the crime. There is a young girl who saw everything happen, and she fled, fearing for her life.

Bergman must track the young lady down before it is too late. The killer is hunting her too. He is determined to finish off what he has started.

This book holds you in its grasp from start to finish, and leaves you wanting more by the end. It even gives you a glimpse of Sebastian’s personality that was unseen before this book. The fact that Sebastian is very unlikable in many ways makes these stories very likable. Once again, these characters are skillfully built and woven into a strong story with a stellar conclusion.

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