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Publisher Description

“A top-notch thriller, one of the best of the genre” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) from international crime-writing sensation Camilla Läckberg tells the story of brutal murders in a small Swedish fishing village, and the shattering, decades-old secrets that precipitated them.

In this electrifying tale of suspense from an international crime-writing sensation, a grisly death exposes the dark heart of a Scandinavian seaside village. Erica Falck returns to her tiny, remote hometown of Fjällbacka, Sweden, after her parents’ deaths only to encounter another tragedy: the suicide of her childhood best friend, Alex. It’s Erica herself who finds Alex’s body—suspended in a bathtub of frozen water, her wrists slashed. Erica is bewildered: Why would a beautiful woman who had it all take her own life? Teaming up with police detective Patrik Hedström, Erica begins to uncover shocking events from Alex’s childhood. As one horrifying fact after another comes to light, Erica and Patrik’s curiosity gives way to obsession—and their flirtation grows into uncontrollable attraction. But it’s not long before one thing becomes very clear: a deadly secret is at stake, and there’s someone out there who will do anything—even commit murder—to protect it.

Fans of Scandinavian greats Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell will devour Camilla Läckberg’s penetrating portrait of human nature at its darkest.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
March 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Free Press
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
11.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Accorsi2x2 ,

Ok

A good story but the writing, and/or the translation leave a little to be desired. Still, I would recommend it. Just not the best I've ever read.

Jude11066 ,

Highly recommend!

I have read all of the Camilla Lackberg books that have been translated into English. She is an amazing woman with characters you grow to love and genuinely care about. All the stories are different but involve the same characters. Her books are so popular in Sweden that there is a television series BASED on her books called The Fjallbacka Murders. READ THEM ALL.

Fpiano ,

Disappointing

This book is probably good for those who like the "Murder She Wrote" kind of crime story. I was vastly disappointed because I know Lackburg is Sweden's most popular crime novelists. This was my first try at one of her books. There are an astounding number of great crime writers in Sweden and Scandinavia right now, but this author doesn't begin to approach there skill. Try Karin Fossum, Jo Nesbo, Ake Edwardson, Arnalder Indridason and of course the highly successful Stieglitz Larsson for starters, if you want to read really good Scandinavian crime books.

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