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The Stranger by Camilla Lackberg
  

The Stranger

Part of the Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck Series
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

March 2012 Book of the Month.

It’s ironic that Sweden always comes near the top of the best places to live yet also is increasingly the place to raise the current crop of dark and compelling thriller writers. Billed as Sweden's Agatha Christie this is Camilla Lackberg's fourth, rather disturbing, psychological thriller – again featuring the doughty detective Patrik Hedstrom. Complex atmospheric plots are her hallmark and if you have read Stieg Larsson or Jo Nesbo then you should try Camilla Lackberg.

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

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Synopsis

The Stranger by Camilla Lackberg

A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It's the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues. At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars' every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point. When a drunken party ends with a particularly unpopular contestant's murder, the cast and crew are obvious suspects. Could there be a killer in their midst? As the country tunes in, the bodies mount up. Under the intense glare of the media spotlight, Patrik faces his toughest investigation yet!

Reviews

Praise for Camilla Lackberg:

'Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror! a must for white-knuckle junkies'
Guardian

'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'
The Times

'Another top-class Scandinavian crime writer reaches the British market'
The Times

'Chilly, deceptive and lucid, just like the icy environment it describes'
Literary Review

'Both chilling and thrilling'
Sun

'Has a brooding quality redolent of its barren Swedish landscapes! intriguing and not a little disturbing'
Irish Times

'Heart-stopping and heart-warming, 'The Ice Princess' is a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid

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

15th March 2012

Author

Camilla Lackberg

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780007253999

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