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The Hidden Child (Fjällbacka Mysteries #5) (CD-Audio)

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This is book number 5 in the Fjällbacka Mysteries series.

Staff Reviews

Not one but two Camilla Läckberg releases this summer? (The Hidden Child is brand new in hardcover and The Stranger is now in paperback.) My nerves can’t take it. Her creepy Scandinavian crime writing is incredibly suspenseful and atmospheric and her knack for portraying everyday evil is quite disturbing. I recommend reading these with the lights on.

— Nici


Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among boxes in her late mother’s attic. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig into her family’s past to finally uncover the reasons why.

Her inquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher who had been among her mother’s circle of friends during the Second World War, but her questions there are met with bizarre and evasive replies. Two days later the man is brutally murdered in a house he shared with his brother, a Nazi war criminal investigator with the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Detective Patrik Hedström, Erica’s husband, on paternity leave with their newborn child, soon becomes embroiled in the murder investigation. Who would kill so ruthlessly to bury secrets so old? The answers may lie in Erica’s mother’s wartime diaries, but can they find them before dark secrets from over sixty years ago surface to destroy them all?

About the Author

CAMILLA LÄCKBERG graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics and moved to Stockholm, where she worked for a few years as an economist. A course in creative crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. Her first four novels have all became Swedish number one bestsellers. She lives in a suburb of Stockholm.

SIMON VANCE is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie® Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by Booklist magazine.

Praise For…

“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

“Excellent fifth novel. . . . [Läckberg] skillfully shows how the past has influenced recent events.”
      —Publishers Weekly [HC starred review]

“An engaging tale that spans three generations of Fjällbackians. . . . The Hidden Child will keep fans of Swedish crime guessing until the final pages.”

“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.”
      —AudioFile [Earphones Award Winner]

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781622313211
ISBN-10: 1622313216
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Pages: 900
Language: English
Series: Fjällbacka Mysteries
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Created At: 3/7/2014 08:25am
Last Updated At: 3/6/2020 04:09pm
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