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The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg

The Drowning

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Camilla Lackberg continues to write top notch, chilling crime fiction and she is especially good at capturing the effects of violent crime on small communities where on the surface everyone is friends. This is the fifth in the series featuring crime writing wife Erica Falck and doggedly determined detective and husband Patrik Hedstrom as they jointly track a killer who seems to have a grudge against authors… If you have read Stieg Larsson or Jo Nesbo then you should try Camilla Lackberg.

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The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg

Christian Thydell has been receiving anonymous threats since he began writing his novel The Mermaid. When one message, secreted within a bouquet of flowers, causes him to collapse at the launch party, crime writer Erica Falck is compelled to investigate. Erica's husband detective Patrik Hedstrom, meanwhile, is puzzled by the disappearance of Christian's friend Magnus Kjellner four months previously. When a body is found frozen in the sea near Fjallbacka, he has a murder enquiry on his hands Someone carries an intense hatred for Christian and his circle, and they won't hesitate to turn their threats into a reality. Clues in his debut novel The Mermaid point to a horrific secret buried deep in his past. One that someone will go to any lengths to keep hidden!


Praise for Camilla Lackberg: 'Mesmerising ! It's Lackberg's particular skill to have created two of the most fully rounded characters in contemporary crime fiction, with a warmth that cuts right through the Nordic chill

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

'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

'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

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

'Both chilling and thrilling'

'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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15th March 2012


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