March 2011 / ISBN 9781451621761
Thriller / Scandinavian crime
by Bob Walch
in paperback, this European bestseller was written by one of the
top novelists in Scandinavian crime literature. Camilla Lackberg
is mentioned in the same breath as Stieg Larsson, and after you’ve
read this thriller you’ll understand why.
a successful biographer with a messy personal life, returns to her
childhood home in an isolated fishing town after her parents’
deaths. Arriving in Fjallbacka, Erica expects to reconnect with
her childhood friend Alex but is unable to do so. Once her best
friend, Alex is discovered in a tub of frozen water in her family
home with her wrists slashed.
over the discovery and haunted by why someone as successful and
self-assured as Alex would take her own life, Erica decides to do
a little digging into her former girlfriend’s life.
with police detective Patrik Hedstrom, Erica is shocked to discover
a decades-old mystery that has been largely ignored by the residents
of the town. As each clue emerges, not only does Erica become more
obsessive about the investigation, but her relationship with Patrik
also becomes more involved.
there are those who do not intend to let the town’s dirty
linen be aired in public, nor will they stand by and let old secrets
be revealed. If it takes another act of violence to maintain the
status quo, so be it!
Part of a triology,
the second novel, The Preacher, will also be released in
the U.S. this year. You’ll want to get in on the ground floor
in this riveting series and watch it develop step-by-step.