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Buried Angels by Camilla Lackberg
  

Buried Angels

Part of the Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck Series
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One of our Books of the Year 2014.

This is a huge, complex, dark Swedish psychological thriller which you need to pay attention to in order to sort out the names if nothing else! It gives you a back story over the generations from 1908 to today but the heart of the mystery is a strange disappearance of a family from a boarding school in the Easter holidays of 1974 leaving a one-year old baby behind – and five sons of rich parents. The boys were out fishing when whatever happened occurred. This mystery is the glue that keeps the five together into a successful adulthood, for there is something very disturbing about the old school, something that lingers on into the present. A reunion reveals all … this is thrilling stuff.

If you like Camilla Lackberg you might also like to read books by Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Anne Holt.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Läckberg is a Scandinavian, but her literary template (and spiritual home) is the cloistered English town as evoked in Agatha Christie’s St Mary Mead. And the vagaries of human nature are her palette, in all their multiple aspects, with a Manichean sense of good and evil. Buried Angels is an adroit manipulation of elements: unpredictable plotting, striking evocation of life in this idyllic (but flawed) community, and, perhaps most satisfying, character interaction between her protagonist Detective Patrick Hedström and crime writer Erica Falck, both loving and fractious.
~ The Good Book Guide

Synopsis

Buried Angels by Camilla Lackberg

No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg's new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck - irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE PAST Easter 1974. A family vanishes from their home on an idyllic island off the Swedish coast. They have left everything behind - including their one-year-old daughter, Ebba. Now, years later, Ebba has returned to the island. She and her husband have suffered the loss of their only child and are looking to make a fresh start. But within days, their house is the target of an arson attack. YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE FUTURE Detective Patrik Hedstrom takes on the investigation, aided by his wife, crime writer Erica Falck, who has always been fascinated by the mystery of Ebba's abandonment and the family's tragic history. When dried blood is found under the floorboards of the old house, it seems that the cold case involving the missing family is about to be brought back to life. And soon, Patrik and Erica are consumed by the hunt for a killer who will stop at nothing to keep the past buried...

Reviews

Praise for Camilla Lackberg: 'The hottest female writer in Sweden
Independent

'Heart-stopping and heart-warming ... a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing'
Val McDermid

'Pacy ... with flashing insight into the dark places of the psyche'
Sunday Times

'Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror'
Guardian

'Both chilling and thrilling'
Sun

About the Author

Camilla Lackberg

Born in 1974, Camilla Lackberg graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics, before moving to Stockholm where she worked for a few years as an economist. However, a course in creative crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. Her first six novels all became Swedish No 1 bestsellers. She lives in a suburb of Stockholm with her three children.

Author photo © Alma Alexander

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Book Info

Publication date

11th September 2014

Author

Camilla Lackberg

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780007419616

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