The Stonecutter (Patrik Hedström, #3)
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The Stonecutter (Fjällbacka #3)

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Der Fischer Frans Bengtsson macht einen fürchterlichen Fang. Mit seinem Netz holt er die Leiche eines Mädchens ein. Patrik Hedström und Erica Falck ermitteln. Hinter der idyllischen Fassade von Fjällbacka kommt eine alte Schuld zum Vorschein.
Hardcover, 473 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2005)
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Stephen Hayes
The first thjing I noticed about this book was the sticker placed on the cover, presumabl;y by the booksellers, saying "If you like Jo Nesbo you'll love this." And the books by Jo Nesbo have stickers saying "The next Stieg L:arsson". I'm not sure what these cvomparisons are supposed to achieve, except that Jo Nesbo's writing has recently come to look like a rather ineffectual attempt to imitate Stieg Larsson. But Lackberg has so far not tried to imitate either. Other than being crime fiction, an...more
This is my favourite of her books so far. It's the third in English- I believe she has 7 in Swedish- and only 4 of them are in English yet (in order- The Ice Princess, The Preacher, The Stonecutter, The Gallows Bird).

This book focuses on a present day murder, with glimpses of a relevant past. Because I've read her other books I knew what to expect going into this one. If your bag is action packed chases, or full pages of details about the autopsy, or even if your bag is a thinly veiled romance...more
I got me somethin' to say about mystery books.

Over the past several years I've been reading more and more in the way of mysteries, and there are a few things I've noticed along the way. Although there are plenty of mysteries written and published in France, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Russia, and cetera, here in the United States we primarily see those that are written here, England, and the Scandinavian nations and it is those last three styles that I want to talk about. I say styles, because there is...more
I think this is one of the rare crime books I've read that my focus wasn't on who the killer was.The depth of the characters and the thorough psychological analysis gave a singural feeling to this book.In my opinion it portays greatly how important the family is in the growing process of a human and how much it can destroy a person.The story that was about the past although few pages each time succeded in making you realise the burden that 3 generations carried.I wasn't sure about the killer unt...more
So I'm reading this book randomly taken from the "New Books" shelf at the library and about a quarter of the way through, I thought "I haven't read anything this badly written since ....what was it? Oh, right, that other Swedish book...." and I checked the Author profile, and yes, she was the person who wrote the last book I read that was this badly written. From that point, I just skimmed.

As with "The Ice Princess", most everyone outside the main detective is a one dimensional character. I'm gu...more
Camilla cria sempre tramas acessíveis mas complexas e com várias teias para resolver. São sempre livros agradáveis para se ler e passar boas horas embrenhados na história.
Adorei o primeiro volume desta série ("A princesa de gelo") e já não gostei tanto do segundo ("Gritos do passado"), no entanto, não deixa de ser uma boa leitura e deixa transparecer a mestria das palavras que tem Camilla.
Neste terceiro volume. . . arrisco a dizer que é o meu favorito. Desde o início que me prendeu e me manteve...more
When a young girl is found dead in a fisherman's net, everybody assumes it was an accidental drowning. But after further examination to the body, it is determined that Sara, the dead girl, didn't drown by accident; she was in fact murdered. And Patrick Hedström, who is the father of a baby girl, is back leading the investigation. And once again he has to deal with deeply disturbed people and unearth the terrible secrets the Fjällbacka's families try to hide.

To be honest, I thought I would have a...more
Deanna Drai Turner
Well, I've done it. I finished the 3rd Lackberg Swedish murder mystery. This author really is something. I like her mind and like how she duct tapes together a story....When I first started this one, I thought I might not like it because it dealt with the death of a 7 year old girl. I don't like much of anything where a child comes to harm. But I understood why she did this, as our Protagonist Police Detective's woman just birthed a of course this gave him the extra impetus needed...more
Andreia Silva
Cada vez mais fico com a sensação de que adoro ler policiais. Porque me fazem prender ao livro mas, sobretudo, me fazem esperar por uma resolução de um mistério que parece, por vezes, indecifrável. E os livros da Camilla Läckberg têm aumentado esse gosto em mim, como leitora.

"Teia de Cinzas" é o terceiro volume de uma saga com o detective Patrick Hedstrom e, apesar de ter lido o primeiro mas não o segundo, isso não impediu em nada o acompanhamento da história, em termos de história policial. Lê-...more
The Stone Cutter
By Camilla Lackberg
3 stars

The Stone Cutter by Camilla Lackberg is a compelling book from the beginning when lobster fisherman in the village of Fjallbacka in Sweden pulls up a drowned child. When the police arrive detective, Patrik Hedstrom discovers that he knows the child. Sara, the dead child is daughter to Charlotte a close friend of Patrik's significant other Erica.

Lackberg's style is to move from one character another getting inside of their heads a telling brief vig...more
Interesting thriller book based in Sweden. The parallel story that follow the main seems out of place in the beginning but connects well in the end. I think this story had strong and interesting characters rather than plot. In fact, unlike most crime thrillers that might have a chase of the clues this one almost discarded all of that in favor of developing the characters so the reader can discern who seems the most likely culprit.
Neide Parafitas

Este livro é fabuloso!!! :)

Fiquei maravilhada com este 3º livro da autora que me baralhou por diversas vezes com a sequência de acontecimentos que se iam sucedendo.
Desta vez não achei que o ponto alto fosse descobrir o assassino, mas antes os motivos..

Para os apreciadores de policiais, este é um livro a não perder!!! :P

David Lowther
Camilla Lackberg is another Swedish crime writer who hits the mark. The Stonecutter is one of those stories which runs two plots alongside one another and skilfully brings the two together at the conclusion. What Camilla Lackberg does so skilfully using this device is not to let the reader forget one thread. She frequently returns to the past from the present day investigation to keep both parts of the tale fresh in our minds.

The Stonecutter certainly qualifies as Nordic noir. If it wasn't so b...more
The Writer
Stenhuggeren (The stone carver) is the third book in the Läckberg series about murder (and mysterious) cases in Fjällbacka, a sleepy town in Sweden. The first two books, Isprinsessen (The Ice princess) and Prædikanten (The preacher) have already introduced local policeman Patrik Hedström and his girlfriend Erica Falck as "mystery solvers" in town and the same rule goes also for the this book.

This time, Hedström had to deal with a child murderer after a body of nine-year old girl named Sara was f...more
Paul Pessolano
“The Stonecutter” by Camilla Lackberg”, published by Free Press.

Category – Mystery/Thriller

“The Stonecutter” is so well done it could possibly be considered Fiction/Literature. Although written in Scandinavian, the translation by Steven T. Murray is so good you would think it was written in English.

The book has everything in it that a reader could possibly imagine. Murders, deceit, betrayal, love, and the possibility of redemption (maybe) that becomes the backbone of this book. There are several...more
I am having so much fun with this Swedish import series. The Stonecutter revisits the small seaside town of Fjallbacka for the third time and provides a multi-level mystery set across three generations. Local cop, Patrik Hedstrom investigates the murder of a young girl who happens to be the oldest child of his girlfriend, Ericka's close friend. While Patrik grapples with the malicious death of young Sara, he and Ericka cope with their exhausting first months as parents to their infant daughter,...more
PROTAGONIST: Police detective Patrik Hedstrom
SETTING: Fjallbacka, Sweden
SERIES: #3 of 8

What at first seems to be the sad case of a 7-year-old girl who has drowned in the small Swedish fishing village of Fjallbacka turns out to be something else entirely. Shockingly, Sara Florin has been murdered. Forensic analysis shows that she had bath water in her lungs, along with a strange ash-like substance. Although Sara was quite a handful, it doesn’t seem possible that anyone could have been...more
The Stonecutter turned out to be such a tiresome read for me. It feels like the author tried to cover so many grounds in her book till she losed focus and failed to emphasis more on the thing that suppose to matter most: the mystery and the routes to solve it.

The main thing that can be found in The Stonecutter is the neverending emotional outburst mostly from the female characters. To read about their endless self-pity where they blame others for difficulties that they have to face is utterly e...more
I have a love/hate relationship with Camilla Lackberg. On the one hand, I really like her characters, to the extent that I'm disappointed when we don't get enough of a certain one in her novels (especially Erica; since the first novel she's been mostly a secondary figure--bring her back, Camilla!). I love the look into Swedish small-town life, where people let their babies sleep in strollers outside stores by themselves and cops don't carry guns.

And yet ... and yet ... Her writing is just okay....more
Somehow a library in my network got their hands on the UK edition of this book (which as far as I know has yet to be released it the US). I am a big Camilla Lackberg fan, so I was excited for the little sneak peak. It makes dealing with all the British words/spellings worth it... :)

First off I should say that I really, really like Camilla Lackberg's books. For whatever reason though I didn't like this one quite as much as her first two.

In typical Lackberg style the case is not solved until the...more
I thought this book was great, and I love watching the progression of her characters. This was a little darker than her first two books, but that probably comes with the child-murderer territory. There were several new faces introduced and a lot of plotlines, but I thought this was a good thriller and an intriguing mystery. Her books are well-written, and can stand alone if you're not up for a series.

My only quibble is that a few of the characters (mainly in the flashbacks) seemed a little flat...more
This is the third book in the Erica Falck/Patrik Hedstom series. Personally, Patrik has become a father and Erica is suffering some form of postnatal depression. In his professional sphere a girl is found drowned in the river and she is the daughter of Erica's friend. In addition to this storyline there is, interwoven, the story of Agnes told beginning in the early 1920s. It is not clear until a lot later in the book (for me almost at the end) what relevance this has on the modern day story. We...more
Maria Grazia
Come sempre accade nei libri di giallisti scandinavi, più che la trama è importnate l'indagine sociale, l'addentrarsi nei mali della società, quella società che è apparentemente perfetta e superiore, ma che nasconde un profondo disagio.
Così abbiamo una lunga storia di odio che attraversa più generazioni e si sfoga in brutali omicidi, che si unisce a dosi incredibili di stupidità, cattiveria e pregiudizi.
Da tutto questo, non esce bene nessuno.
L'impressione è che la Läckberg abbia messo un po' tro...more
Michelle Feist
This was a great mystery/thriller written by a Swedish author and translated into English. The plot included lots of "side stories" - most in the present but some in the past - that eventually converged as the mystery unfolded, which kept the reader wondering how all the pieces would finally fit together. I loved the writing style and the characters were believable and well-developed. This is the first book by Camilla Lackberg I have ever read, and I have become aware that she has written many o...more
Quite enjoyable and compelling, but the resolution didn't seem plausible and the connection between the two story lines (past and present) felt contrived and tenuous. I enjoyed the characterization and psychology, and it did remind me of a more modern and perhaps darker Agatha Christie, though not necessarily more developed, which may account for my lukewarm reaction to the great plot reveal. One huge takeaway from the book seems to be: adults, don't have children. If you are looking for motivat...more
Ingrid Verschelling
In het plaatsje Fjällbacka, aan de westkust van Zweden, wordt het lichaam van een meisje gevonden in zee door een visser. Het is Sara, een meisje van zeven jaar. Inspecteur Patrik Hedström leidt het politieonderzoek. Hij kent het meisje: zijn vrouw Erica en Sara ’s moeder Charlotte zijn vriendinnen. Het blijkt, dat ze niet in zee is verdronken, maar dat ze is vermoord: in haar longen zit geen zeewater, maar badwater. De patholoog- anatoom vindt ook as in haar longen. De as blijkt tussen de vijft...more
Mar 17, 2014 Emily rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Emily by: sandra da campo
Shelves: nordic-noir
Ο "Λιθοξόος" όπως είναι ο πρωτότυπος τίτλος είναι το τρίτο βιβλίο της σειράς με ήρωα τον αστυνόμο Πάτρικ Χέντστρεμ. Διαδραματίζεται στην Φιελμπάκα, ένα χωριό κοντά στο Γέτεμποργ της Σουηδίας, όπως και τα άλλα βιβλία της σειράς. Για τόσο μικρό μέρος έχει πολλή εγκληματικότητα! Αν πάτε ποτέ μη μείνετε πολύ γιατί δεν ξέρετε τι μπορεί να σας συμβεί!
Με αφορμή το φόνο ενός μικρού κοριτσιού ξεδιπλώνεται η ειδυλιακή ζωή των κατοίκων και η αγνότης των συνηθειών τους, των δραστηριοτήτων τους και των σκέψε...more
Lindsey White
I wish that there was a more advanced rating system because in a way, this book deserves 5 stars. It was fast, easy and totally entertaining--I really looked forward to picking it up before bed each night! And now, I will forget about it. Should 5 star ratings be reserved for books that you feel are important and meaningful and will stick with you? It guess it would feel kind of disrespectful to give this book the same rating that I would give, say, "The Handmaid's Tale"...
Gina Rheault
There was a lot of potential in this one for mixing up the conflicts,ethics, even the terror of being a murder investigator who becomes an intimate of the family being investigated via his own wife and child, all as part of being a professional doing justice for the murdered. Really. The structure of the book was interesting, with flashbacks from the past converging onto the present, even if you could guess more or less the whodunit of the story from the historic focus. But truth told, I didn't...more
Cada vez que leo una novela de la saga de Patrik Hedström hay un viaje en avión de por medio. Es mi lectura para pasar el tiempo y, una vez más, cumple con creces la función de tenerme entretenida sin necesidad de tomarme muy en serio lo que estoy leyendo.

Quizá este tercer volumen es el que menos me ha gustado de los tres.

1. El ritmo es más lento a los dos anteriores. No pasa nada notable en casi los dos primeros tercios del libro. Casi todo se aglutina hacia el final, pero teniendo en cuenta...more
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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 crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. Her first four novels all became Swedish bestsellers. Läckberg's books are always set in or around her birthplace, the small Swedish west coast tow...more
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