Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Swedish bestseller Läckberg’s worthy second thriller set in the coastal town of Fjällbacka (after The Ice Princess) . The Preacher: A Novel (Pegasus Crime) on *FREE* The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedstrom, Book 1) by Camilla Lackberg Hardcover $ The Preacher – Camilla Lackberg. It is unusual for me to review two novels by the same author in succession but then it unusual for me to read.
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It preachher unusual for me lacckberg review two novels by the same author in succession but then it unusual for me to read several novels by the same author in quick succession. Or having, lavkberg some of you may like to call it, a binge read. Harper Books, paperback,fiction, pages, bought by my good self.
When a young boy goes out to play one morning in Fjallbacka and discovers the body of a girl, Detective Patrik Hedstrom is called to investigate a murder cutting short his summer holiday at home with wife Erica.
If so does that mean that they may have had the wrong man down for murder or that a member of the Hult family has been biding their time? As another girl goes missing, a killer needs to be uncovered quickly. However Lackberg seems to have turned everything on its head for her second novel. First of all there is the fact that we were previously in Fjallbacka in the depths lackberb winter, the snow was thick on the ground adding a cold and icy edge to the book.
This time however we are in the dead heat of summer. The second, and probably biggest, change is that our focus has completely switched lackbfrg Erica to Patrik. In The Preacher we have a novel that is much more of a police procedural as we follow Patrik and his team and their investigation.
He began writing down notes about how he was going to handle the investigation into the Tanja case. First, contact the German police authorities, which he had been about to do when he was interrupted by the call from Tord Pedersen.
See lackberrg Tanja might have spoken to anyone there. Or perhaps it would be better to ask Patrik to assign that task to Gosta.
THE PREACHER – Camilla Läckberg
In this investigation Patrik, not Martin, had the authority to give orders to Gosta. And things had a tendency to go much more smoothly if protocol was followed to the letter. This adds two new dynamics though as we get a new cast of characters, like the brilliant Annika who keeps it all together and the more complex Martin and Gosta. We also get a detective who has a happy home life which is unusual in the genre, they are normally angry drunks in their spare time.
It also adds some light relief and comedy into the mix hte Erica and Patrik keep getting deluged by unwanted thr who make themselves less and less welcome.
These light moments are needed as The Preacher is a very dark preachher. Without giving away any spoilers the Hult family have many secrets in their past and are not a happy bunch and the more we are given insight into their family life the darker things can get.
There is also of course the murders at the heart of the novel the mystery of them and also as importantly the emotions they bring up. Lackberg looks at how people are affected by the present murder and also that of preachher cold case, how does it affect those who have never been able camulla say a proper farewell when that final farewell comes?
She also throws in a rather brilliant and thought provoking strand as another girl goes missing. Seventeen years flickered quickly past like in some sort of internal film. Unconsciously she formed her arms into a cradle.
The baby grew ladkberg after a while everything seemed to go so fast. Why had they spent so much of their precious time bickering and squabbling? Sitting at the table with a hole in her heart, camillla swore that if everything ended well, she would never raise her voice to her daughter again.
I also liked the ending, which does do what you might think — always a clever move. Lackberg is building a great cast of rpeacher in a wonderful setting that I want to get to know better and follow further.
I am hoping we get a cqmilla bit more Erica as we continue the series as I warmed to her so much in the first. Either way, I am looking forward to returning to Fjallbacka again. Must be so great to be able to visualise the actual places! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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