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March 2011 Book of the Month.
A psychological thriller 'par excellence' from the critically acclaimed and no. 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg. The remote resort of Fjallbacka has seen its share of tragedy, though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherman's net. But the post-mortem reveals that this is no case of accidental drowning!
Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has just become a father. It is his grim task to discover who could be behind the methodical murder of a child both he and his partner, Erica, knew well. He knows the real question - and answer - lies with why. What he does not know is how this case will reach into the dark heart of Fjallbacka and the town's past, and tear aside its idyllic facade, perhaps forever.
Praise for 'The Stonecutter':
'The Stonecutter, by Camilla Lackberg ! continues her excellent series! The main narrative is cleverly interspersed with flashbacks from the past, the relevance of which becomes apparent as the novel progresses. Lackberg is particularly good at portraying the claustrophobia of a small community in which everyone knows everyone else and the police may well be friends with killers
Marcel Berlins, The Times
'Camilla Lackberg is probably the hottest female writer in Sweden at the moment! Lackberg's job is to make the reader pleasurably uncomfortable -- one of her ironclad skills'
Barry Forshaw, Independent
'Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror! a must for white-knuckle junkies'
Guardian Praise for 'The Ice Princess':
'Another top-class Scandinavian crime writer reaches the British market'
'Has a brooding quality redolent of its barren Swedish landscapes! intriguing and not a little disturbing'
'Chilly, deceptive and lucid, just like the icy environment it describes'
'Heart-stopping and heart-warming, 'The Ice Princess' is a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid
Publication date: 01/03/2011
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||1st March 2011|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Fiction in translation,|
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 AlexanderMore About Camilla Lackberg