Fjällbacka Mysteries
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  • 1
    The Ice Princess | Camilla Läckberg, Steven T. Murray (translator)

    The Ice Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg, Steven T. Murray (translator)
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their lost friendship. While her interest grows to an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case.

    Difficult to get through.

    I was very disappointed in this audio book. I thought the story was interesting, and I wanted to listen, but for me, the narrator was just not right. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2015 by Leigh ()
  • 2
    The Preacher | Camilla Läckberg

    The Preacher

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the fishing community of Fjällbacka, life is remote, peaceful—and for some, tragically short. Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance 20 years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom, expecting a baby with his girlfriend Erica, can only imagine what it is like to lose a child.

    2nd Book is Good, 1st Book was Excellent

    I enjoy Camilla Lackberg's writing a great deal. She reminds me of a Swedish Kate Atkinson ("Case Histories") with the well developed characters, wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 24 2013 by L. O. Pardue (Atlanta, GA United States)
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    The Preacher | Camilla Läckberg

    The Preacher

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
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    Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock.

    Good long entertaining detective story

    I am new to audible books - I don't commute a lot - but I bought this book because I wanted to read it and I have already bought another audiobook ev..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 28 2010 by paola (wakefield, mass)
  • 3
    The Stonecutter | Camilla Läckberg

    The Stonecutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The remote resort town of Fjällbacka has seen more than its share of tragedies, but a little girl found in a fisherman's net may be the worst yet - especially when the postmortem reveals that this was a methodical murder, not an accidental drowning. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has just become a father, and it’s his grim task to discover who could have killed a child both he and his partner Erica knew well. He realizes that the solution lies with finding a motive for this terrible crime.

    Extremely enjoyable

    This book was a surprise. The narration was well done. I was engrossed and entertained through out. l especially like the writing style of the author...Show More »

    Reviewed on February 15 2013 by Maureen (NAUGATUCK, CT, United States)
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    The Stonecutter | Camilla Läckberg

    The Stonecutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By Eamonn Riley
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    The remote resort of Fjällbacka has seen its share of tragedy, though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherman's net. But the post-mortem reveals that this is no case of accidental drowning…. Local detective Patrik Hedström has just become a father. It is his grim task to discover who could be behind the methodical murder of a child both he and his partner, Erica, knew well. He knows the real question - and answer - lies with why.

    Bad writing and bad narration

    This is a very disappointing book. I only listened to the whole thing as I had paid for it but it didn't get better and I won't be investing in any o..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2011 by jacqueline (perth, Australia)
  • 4
    The Gallows Bird | Camilla Läckberg

    The Gallows Bird

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By Eamonn Riley
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    For the first time in English, the fourth psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Läckberg.A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It’s the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues.At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars’ every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point.

    Translation or tone?

    I found this a disappointing listen though the narrator does his best. I think it was more than rather weak translation - this book is not well writte..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 01 2011 by Anna (Carcassonne, France)
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    The Stranger: Fjällbacka Mysteries, Book 4 | Camilla Läckberg

    The Stranger: Fjällbacka Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A local woman is killed in a tragic car crash, but while the victim’s blood contains high alcohol levels, she rarely drank a drop. Meanwhile, a reality TV show begins shooting in Fjällbacka, and as cameras shadow the stars’ every move, tempers flare. When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant’s murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew. Could there be a murderer among them? The ratings spike as the country tunes in to a real life murder mystery.

    Love Vance--writing too formulaic

    Parts of the book certainly are entertaining and it's fine for commuting. But the constant alluding to some detail that remains elusive just beyond th..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 08 2013 by Andrea (Providence, RI, United States)
  • 5
    The Hidden Child: Fjällbacka Mysteries, Book 5 | Camilla Läckberg

    The Hidden Child: Fjällbacka Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother’s possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family’s past and finally uncover the reasons why. Her enquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher. He was among her mother’s circle of friends during the Second World War but her questions are met with bizarre and evasive answers.

    Really good mystery

    The Nazis are always an interesting topic. In this lengthy book, character development was better than most mysteries, and the flashbacks gave contex..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 30 2014 by Jennifer L. Jordan ()
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    The Hidden Child | Camilla Läckberg

    The Hidden Child

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By Eamonn Riley
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    (30)
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    Worldwide best seller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past…. Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother's possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family's past and finally uncover the reasons why.

    Camilla Lackberg gets my vote again.

    Eamon Riley is a brilliant narrator. Camilla has created such complicated characters and each book allows the reader to learn more of the characters ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2012 by Katinka (South Africa)
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    The Drowning: Patrik Hedstrom, Book 6 | Camilla Lackberg

    The Drowning: Patrik Hedstrom, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Christian Thydell's dream has come true. His debut novel, The Mermaid, has been published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever? When crime writer Erica Falck, who helped Christian discover and develop his talents, learns he has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates not just the messages but also the young author's mysterious past. Then one of Christian's closet friends, Magnus, goes missing.

    Should have really been three and a half stars

    The story development, as usual, was great. And then...the puzzle gets solved. The explanation was too farfetched. I will definitely read the next Cam..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2015 by cristina (Somerville, MA, United States)
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    The Drowning: Patrik Hedström Mysteries, Book 6 | Camilla Lackberg

    The Drowning: Patrik Hedström Mysteries, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated By Eamonn Riley
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    Christian Thydell has been receiving anonymous threats since he began writing his novel, The Mermaid. When one message, secreted within a bouquet of flowers, causes him to collapse at the book's launch party, crime writer Erica Falck is compelled to investigate. Erica’s husband, detective Patrik Hedström, meanwhile, is puzzled by the disappearance of Christian’s friend Magnus Kjellner. When a body is found frozen in the sea near Fjallbacka, he has a murder enquiry on his hands.

    Not the best of the bunch

    I've read all six books in this series by Lackberg, the last four of these in audio format narrated by Eammon Riley. I didn't enjoy this instalment qu..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 13 2012 by BSquared67 (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 7
    Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck (7) – The Lost Boy | Camilla Lackberg

    Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck (7) – The Lost Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated By Robin Bowerman
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    No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. On a late summer’s night, a young woman jumps in her car, her hands slippery with blood on the steering wheel. Taking her five-year-old son, Nathalie flees to the only safe haven she knows: the island of Gråskär off the coast of Fjällbacka…

    disappointing

    I wonder if the translation to English lost much of the impact. I found the constant use of common similes and metaphors childish and infuriating...Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2013 by Jeanette (Lincoln, New Zealand)
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    The Lost Boy: The Fjällbacka Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Mats Sverin was Fjällbacka's financial director on a regeneration project worth millions. When he's found dead, detective Patrik Hedström must find answers. It seems Mats was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew - a man with something to hide. Is it just a coincidence that his high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has returned to the area? Does she know who Mats really was?

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  • 8
    Buried Angels | Camilla Lackberg

    Buried Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated By Robin Bowerman
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    No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. You Cannot Change the Past. Easter, 1974. A family vanishes from their home on an idyllic island off the Swedish coast. They have left everything behind – including their one-year-old daughter, Ebba.Now, years later, Ebba has returned to the island.

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  • 9
    The Ice Child | Camilla Lackberg

    The Ice Child

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated By Robin Bowerman
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    January, Fjällbacka. A seminaked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn't manage to stop. By the time Detective Patrik Hedström receives word of the accident, the girl has already been identified. Four months ago she disappeared on her way home from the local riding school, and no one has seen her since. It quickly becomes clear that she has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment.

    Pause between chapters

    It'd be great if there was a short pause between the chapters, that would defintely make for an easier understanding.

    Reviewed on May 01 2016 by Caroline Maimiti Sue ()