Karin Alvtegen (born in 1965) is a writer and a scriptwriter. She writes psychological thrillers and her debut, “Guilt”, was published in 1998. She has published six novels.
Her second book, “Missing” was awarded the Nordic Crime Writers Award the Glass Key in 2001 and when published in the US, it was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel by the Mystery Writers of America in 2009.
When translated in 2005 her novel “Shame” was shortlisted for British Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie International Dagger.
She was awarded the Palle Rosenkrantz Award in 2007 from the Danish Crime Writers Academy for “Shadow”.
In 2006, a British television series based on “Missing” was produced by Ian Madden. Gregor Fisher played one of the leading parts.
Karin Alvtegen has also written many episodes for the TV-series “Rederiet” and the script for the movie “Hotet”, both Swedish productions.
The rights to her novels have been sold to more than 30 countries world-wide.
Sibylla has been homeless and invisible to society, but when one night she witnesses a murder, overnight she becomes the most wanted woman in Sweden. Suddenly she is no longer hiding, she is fleeing for her life.