Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Posted by Dina N
THE GRISLY SUSPENSE AND HEART-STOPPING DRAMA OF Camilla Läckberg’s acclaimed debut, The Ice Princess, catapulted her to the #1 spot on bestseller lists in Europe and around the world. Now, in her second installment in the series that has sold nearly ten million copies worldwide, the Swedish crime-writing phenomenon returns to the tiny fishing village of Fjällbacka, where a series of unsolved murders have lain nearly forgotten for a generation — until the sadistic killer suddenly begins claiming fresh victims. As the town erupts in panic, detective Patrik Hedström and his pregnant girlfriend, Erica Falck, find themselves launching a desperate manhunt to track down the true murderer before another life is lost.
In the harrowing, spellbinding tradition of the best Scandinavian thrillers, The Preacher ruthlessly cuts to the bleak heart of human evil, revealing that narrowest of lines between fear and forgiveness.
I have not read The Ice Princess but The Preacher is a bone-chilling mystery where hideous crimes are in stark contrast to the characters' ordinary lives. Ms. Lackberg's narrative is addictive, with a clever plot that keeps the truth hidden until the very end. I enjoyed her well-drawn characters and her portrayal of small-town Sweden.
The Preacher, new this week from Free Press, is one of Camilla Lackberg's seven books, all set in Fjällbacka where she grew up. Learn more about the author on CamillaLackberg.com.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation was obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher.