The Hidden Child (Fjällbacka Series #5)

The Hidden Child (Fjällbacka Series #5)

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by Camilla Läckberg
     
 

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A Nazi medal, a blood-stained baby shirt, and decades-old diaries surface among a dead woman’s hidden possessions, with lethal consequences for those she left behind.

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A Nazi medal, a blood-stained baby shirt, and decades-old diaries surface among a dead woman’s hidden possessions, with lethal consequences for those she left behind.

Editorial Reviews

Maureen Corrigan - NPR
“If Camilla keeps producing mysteries as richly textured and downright breathtaking as her latest, who knows? Maybe, one day, we might be identifying Agatha Christie as ‘the British Camilla Läckberg.”
Ann Rule
“Fire and ice! Masterful suspense as compelling as secrets lying far beneath the dark sea. Läckberg is the perfect crime novelist who combines her gift for intriguingly complicated plots and a keen understanding of the ‘grotesques’ who live among us. Erotic and terrifying.”
The Washington Post
“One of those mysteries that ruin a vacation. Take it to the beach and your eyes will be so locked on its pages, you’ll never even know there’s an ocean in front of you.”
People Magazine
“Eerie. Läckberg will keep you guessing.”
Booklist
“Once again Läckberg has written an exciting, fast-paced mystery. . . . [The] secondary plot is just as intriguing as the main story line. . . . Recommended for the author’s fans as well as lovers of Scandinavian mysteries.”
Library Journal

Mystery Scene
“Lesser narrators might be challenged by meshing two eras and an enormous cast of characters. However, Simon Vance’s transitions are smooth, and his narration fluid despite myriad emotions and the author’s complicated plot. . . . Vance enhances the story’s comic relief, parenting struggles, and culture clashes through outstanding characterizations, all the while reflecting the building tension.”
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From the Publisher
“Fans of Nordic noir will appreciate this taut, twisty mystery enriched with historical detail.”
Kirkus Reviews

“An intricate, layered, and often subtle novel.”
Mystery Scene

The New York Times Book Review
“There should be a better word for a mystery that runs on for 500-plus pages, stuffed with multigenerational back stories for key characters and detailed subplots about the domestic affairs of the married sleuths, their friends, colleagues and former spouses. How about calling it a historical-biographical-romantic-domestic-police-procedural-crime-and-love saga? Intriguing. Lackberg has whipped up a respectable plot.”
USA TODAY
“Of all the mini-Larssons who have arrived on these shores since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sweden's Camilla Läckberg may be the best – more engaging than Henning Mankell, never as shrill or melodramatic as Jo Nesbo, as tight a plotter as Jussi Adler-Olsen. This is another terrific read.”
Crimespree Magazine
“Well-plotted, carefully translated and well written. Highly recommended.”
Midwest Book Review
“Of consistently high quality, well-plotted, carefully translated and well written. Highly recommended.”
New York Post
“What could be darker than Nordic crime fiction? Nordic noir with Nazi war criminals!… You might want to think twice about reading this at home alone at night.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007419494
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Fjällbacka Series, #5
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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