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The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg
  

The Drowning

Part of the Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck Series
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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.

If you like Camilla Lackberg you might also like to read books by Jo Nesbo, Hakan Nesser and Barbara Vine.

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Synopsis

The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg

Christian Thydell's dream has come true: his debut novel, The Mermaid, is published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever? When crime writer Erica Falck, who discovered Christian's talents, learns he has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates not just the messages but also the author's mysterious past! Meanwhile, one of Christian's closest friends is missing. Erica's husband, Detective Patrik Hedstrom, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind-games aimed at Christian and those around him become a disturbing reality. But, with the victims themselves concealing evidence, the investigation is going nowhere. Is their silence driven by fear or guilt? And what is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed? International bestseller Camilla Lackberg delivers a chilling and suspenseful mystery that will grip the reader right until its staggering final twist!

Reviews

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
Independent

'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

'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'
Sun

'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.

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Publication date

19th July 2012

Author

Camilla Lackberg

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780007419531

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