• The Hidden Child

  • Fjällbacka Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (581 ratings)

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The Hidden Child

By: Camilla Läckberg
Narrated by: Simon Vance
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The brilliant new psychological thriller from worldwide best seller Camilla Läckberg - 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. 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.

Two days later he meets a violent death. Detective Patrik Hedström, Erica’s husband, is on paternity leave but soon becomes embroiled in the murder investigation. Who would kill so ruthlessly to bury secrets so old? Reluctantly Erica must read her mother’s wartime diaries. But within the pages is a painful revelation about Erica’s past. Could what little knowledge she has be enough to endanger her husband and newborn baby? The dark past is coming to light, and no one will escape the truth of how they came to be...

©2014 Original material Camilla Läckberg (Pegasus Books Edition); Translation 2013 Marlaine Delargy. Recorded by arrangement with Pegasus Books. (P)2014 HighBridge Company

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“Läckberg handles the alternation between the present and the 1940s with steely skill, as she does the dangerous investigation into secrets from Sweden’s past.” ( The Independent)

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