This just wasn t a very good bookSome parts of it were okay I didn t now that much about Sweden during the Second World War so that bit of the story line was interestingOne problem with a translated work is that it s hard to now where to assign blame for the book s faults regarding language Was the original in as desperate need of editing or is the translator responsible for the language that really
needed to be tightened upBut many of the flaws in this to be tightened upBut many of the flaws in this must be laid at the feet of the author First of all If the mother didn t want to have ids why in the world did she end up having two of them when she was almost 40 That makes absolutely no sense to meAnother huge problem is the insanely precocious daughter of the main couple in the series Having just reached her first birthday she s characterized very much as a toddler instead Her development is at least a year above what it s supposed to be and now that there are two babies on the way I think I might just give up on this series I already had to read two way too long birth scenes in this book there s no way I can sit through two of them plus two precocious children characters I m generous giving this a 3 Closer to a 25 star because these novels Lackberg series are not as much crime or mystery genre any as they are continuing character minutia tracts The read is 40% character trivia that is basically unrelated whimsy and only on a super wide tangent from any fact or semi involved relationship that has anything to do with the plot or outcome of the mystery A run on sentence but that s what is going on and with each progressive Lackberg novel I doubt I will read any The people are ok but not all that bright and frankly also tedious and a bit small minded IMHO And at the same time the main 4 or 5 characters have also become pure stereotypes It has a dumbing down result that just ills any entertainment value for me The Hidden Child is easily the strongest entry in L ckberg s canon to date and this is largely attributable to the fact that in this novel she has a masterful handle on just about all of her characters Erica is not sidelined for the first time since The Ice Princess and Mellberg now that we ve accepted that he doesn t do any actual work is clearly being groomed into a lovably reformed middle aged man in his sixties First you throw him a dog and the rest will follow The crime here is fairly simple but the reasoning behind it and the expertly tied parallel story the strongest L ckberg has ever written is compelling and the cast of suspects and loved ones are well realised There are times when it seems like sentiment is being slathered over the page but this is the sort of emotional response that is than forgivable five books into a series it s practically expected The Hidden Child is a successful novel because it is intelligent interesting and at least a little melancholy If you d given up on this series after the excesses of The Gallows BirdThe Stranger you might want to reconsider This is very good small town crime fiction indeed An intense page turner Crime Fiction at its finest Amazing book Another favourite from Camilla Lackberg I just cannot get enough of her writing Her thrillers are right up my alley This one includes flashbacks from the dark days of WW2 which is another reason why I loved it I think this one along with The stonecutter are my 2 favourites Don t miss itBecause people who refused to "LOVE HAD NOTHING TO LOSE ONE DAY YOU WILL " had nothing to lose One day you will things for me that you hate That is what it means to be family Jonathan Safran FoerCamilla L ckberg the international bestselling author is back with her new Nordic noir The Hidden Child which is the fifth book in her popular crime thriller series Fj llbacka This book welcomes the well admired protagonist Patrik Hedstr m who is on a four month paternity leave for his 1 year old daughter whereas his popular crime writer wife Erica is back to writing novels but she is distracted by sight of her Erica äy läpi edesmenneen äitinsä jäämistöä ja löytää vanhan natsien unniamerkin Miksi äidillä oli sellainen Mitalin alkuperän selvittämiseksi hän vierailee seudun sotatuntijan eläkkeellä olevan historianopettajan luona Kahden päivän päästä mies on uollut Tapettu Uutinen ylmää Ericaa Onko hä. Book The demeanor reflected in each people of this small city in Sweden is impressive where all the families have their own story to tell The main characters are developed with the pace of the mystery The author here simply played with the minds of the readers in her own way thus reproducing a brilliant masterpiece And I promise there are some characters in the book which are going to stay with you long after the end of the storyThe author gives a vivid picture of Fj llbacka where the story is set given the fact that the descriptions in the book are very detailed and with such intricacy the plot has been laid out that it feels like the reader is himself watching the crime
SCENES UNFOLDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF unfolding right in front of eyes Moreover the author strikingly captures the cold and the gray backdrop of yet another amazing city in the world Fj llbacka that comes alive with the storySince this is the third book that I read in this series the first being not so memorable for me but surprisingly this book stands out in the mellow which being a bit tedious yet maintains that old charm of being intriguing and intense both at the same timeVerdict Nordic noir at its best and Camilla nows how to device a page turning thriller with a flavor of history and a deathly murder plot I felt that Lackberg walked a fine line with this one By putting Patrik at home instead of at the police station she made the book domestic than crime On the other hand she turned Erica into a temporary sleuth and successfully ran two separate mysteries until they became one It worked for meAs with all good series I have an attachment by now to all of the main characters and it is good to see them changing and developing Anna in particular has made huge progress and I loved the moment where she suddenly decided she had had enough Of course the biggest development is Mellburg the power of a new dog and a good woman I hope his future is as good as it seems at the momentAll good and I am looking forward to book 6 I was an avid reader of detective novels in high school but I haven t tried this genre for uite a while I decided to leave the classics aside and dive into unknown territories those of the modern writers of detective fiction My first try apart from Stieg Larsson was the Scandinavian Camilla L ckberg who turned out to be a big disappointment Another reason not to fall prey again to a good rating and a promising
If you yourself and read this book nonetheless be ready for an epidemic of pregnant women cups of coffee at every page and hour of the day domestic scenes that are boring as hell which I soon started to skip and a detective investigation that is diluted and just as tasteless as a watery cocktail I was i I m not really sure why I m still reading these but I guess they re predictably enjoyable I m always really into the mysteries and you pretty much now it s going to unfold really slowlyStill they are uncomfortably sexist sometimes even though Lackberg seems to be making an effort to sort of drag that discussion into her story But like Patrik will do things like go on an accidental two hour errand run while leaving the baby with Erica even though she s now working and he s on paternity leave and then Erica will be pissed at himbut then it s fine Like he doesn t really get it And In this 5th book in the Fj llbackaPatrik Hedstr m series Swedish crime writer Erica Falck is faced with thesynopsis if you
possibility that her mother was a nazi sympathizerthat her mother was a Nazi sympathizer WWII The book can be read as a standaloneIn Fj llbacka Sweden two teens break into the house of Erik Frankel an elderly man who collects Nazi memorabilia They re shocked to discover his badly decomposed body Coincidentally true crime writer Erica Falck looking through belongings of her deceased mother Elsy finds some diaries and a Nazi medal Thus starts a dual investigation the police look into Frankel s death and Erica searches for information about her mother The story alternates between. ?ckberg vie jälleen lukijansa idylliseen mutta synkkien rikosten Fjällbackaan Ruotsin länsirannikolle Tällä ertaa pintaan nuosevat Erica Falckin oman lapsuudenperheen Love Is a Fairy Tale kipeät ja tarkoin varjellut salaisuudet Läckbergutoo taiturimaisesti nykytarinan riipaisevaan ertomukseen nuorten elämästä 1940 luvun Ruotsis. ,
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A Nazi Medal Found Among TheNazi medal found among the belongings her mother soon followed by the of the historian whom Erica had sought help for that medal s history right before his tragic deathSynopsis 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 whyHer inuiries 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 uestions are met with bizarre and evasive answers Two days later he meets a violent death Detective Patrik Hedstr m Erica s husband is on paternity leave but soon becomes embroiled in the murder investigation Who would ill so ruthlessly to bury secrets so oldReluctantly Erica must read her mother s wartime diaries But within the pages is a painful revelation about Erica s past Could what little nowledge 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 Patrik is on leave for his daughter Maja and he can t stop himself from disturbing his wife Erica who is back to writing novels in the very comfort of their home But on the very first day of his leave Patrik is stumbled upon a crime scene where the dead body of an old historian has been found by his colleagues and little did Patrik new that Erica had sought help not very long time ago from the same historian about an old Nazi war medal that she found among her late mother s belongings Together Patrik and Erica embark upon a forgotten path taking them back in time through Erica s mother s journals that narrate the period when the world war II is coming to an end in order to find the connection of her mother and her friends in Sweden in the war Eventually the history begins to unravel right in front of their eyes when the hidden secrets surface up about a young and naive couple who got caught up between love and warThe book held me from the very first chapter till the very last line of the book although I must say the book ended with a bangI mean literally a cliffhanger hinting to the next "book in the series The book opens a bit slow and all the while it felt "in the series The book opens a bit slow and all the while it felt there s no point of stretching such a good story for so long by withholding the secret which finally became very obvious midway through the story Anyhow what allured me to stick to this book is the way the author narrates the whole story bit by bit piece by piece in a forward motion where there were no wrong turns to mislead me into another theory of what has actually happened in Erica s mother s pastThe writing style is flawless with a captivating narrative style The prose is evocative since most of the time it brings up the past despite of the clean slate Bangkok Wakes to Rain kind of situation The importance of having family is closely observed in this story thus leaving the readers with a feeling of longing for their families Moreover the author captures the aura of the war and how war affects the bonds of the families if someone from that family becomes a prisoner of the war and how war can bring people together and they destroy those newly formed bonds all these themes are delicately depicted into this storyThe mystery doesn t play any games with the minds of readers yet the author takes a lot of time to unravel it by giving each and every character a proper presence in this puzzle I mean it s like every one adds up to this mystery The atmosphere that the author sets in to this story line is thick in suspense and gives a chilling feeling while reading it and the very essence of evil since the best part of this story is the careful postmortem of darkness underlying during the era of warThe characters are strongly developed with lots of back story so that the readers are able to contemplate with each and every one of her characters in this. Nenäynnillään jotain tekemistä murhan anssa Kun Erica vielä saa selville että äiti tunsi murhatun miehen toisen maailmansodan aikana hän ei voi olla sekaantumatta rikostutkintaan Myös isyyslomansa aloittanut Patrik vedetään mukaan tutkimuksiin Kuka on valmis tappamaan pitääkseen menneet salassa Camilla L?. .