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#29: The Stonecutter - Camilla Lackberg

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Critics are raving about this deliciously chilling new thriller from Scandanavian crime-writing sensation Camilla Läckberg.
Named by major media outlets, such as USA TODAYThe New York Times, and The Washington Post, as a main successor to Stieg Larsson, Swedish author Läckberg is on the rise. Her new novel, which The Washington Post has already named as one of their “Ten Books We Love This Year” and praised as “richly textured and downright breathtaking,” continues the story of local detective Patrik Hedström and his girlfriend, Erica Falck, the beloved crime-solving duo whose first child has just been born. But while they celebrate this new life, a suspicious drowning claims a little girl they knew well. As the murder’s implications widen, Patrik’s investigation threatens to tear apart the rural fishing village of Fjällbacka, where a secret lurks that spans generations.
A deeply satisfying third installment in her internationally bestselling series, The Stonecutter will establish Läckberg for the U.S. audience once and for all. As USA TODAY says, “If you haven’t yet read the equally entrancing Ice Princess and The Preacher, what are you waiting for?”


  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (Feb 5 2013)
  • ISBN: 9781451621860
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Author Bio:
Born in 1974, Camilla Läckberg graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics, before moving to Stockholm where she worked for a few years as an economist. However, a course in creative writing triggered a drastic change of career. Her first six novels all became Swedish No. 1 bestsellers. She lives in a suburb of Stockholm.



A big thank you to Karen & Gerard from Grab A Book From Our Stack, for sending me the book. I am in turn sending to another wonderful reader. (holdenj: check your email!)


Review:
Gerard gave the book a five star review. After reading it, I can totally see why. Yeah, the subject matter is sensitive, surrounding a young girls' death, but when you look deeper into the mystery and suspense, you get one helluva story.
My emotions grew so strong towards the characters. I actually developed hatred for one woman. Looking back, when a story can draw that kind of emotion from you, all the while being make-believe, it must be a great tale! 
I had no idea this was a third book in a series, and honestly it didn't matter at all. This is easily read as a stand alone. With that in mind, I want to go back and read the two previous books in the series. I love the flow and style of writing from this author, and can't wait to read more.
Even with sensitive subject matter, suspense lovers will gobble this right up as it does have a twist ending!


5/5


DISCLAIMER: I was gifted a copy. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I know what you mean about sensitive subject matter--this isn't the first translated Scandinavian crime thriller that probably touches on that type of thing. Sounds like a great read!

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  2. I think I may be the only person who didn't like this so much that I finally gave up without finishing it. And I had read the first two. I just didn't care about any of the characters any more.

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