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Havfruen (Fjällbacka #6)

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En tobarnsfar fra Fjällbacka, blir funnet drept - fastfrosset i isen. Politietterforsker Patrik Hedström er sikker på at den avdødes venner vet noe. Men til tross for åpenbar frykt, nekter de å åpne seg for politiet. Da han oppdager trusselbrevene, er det kanskje for sent. Hevneren fra fortiden er nådeløs ...

I den idylliske skjærgårdsbyen Fjällbacka syder et gammelt hat un
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published 2009 by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS, Norway (first published 2008)
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Carla  (cbr)
Acabei mesmo agora o livro e ainda estou arrepiada com o final! Agora percebo porque me avisaram que não o devia ler sem ter o próximo por perto...
Excelente história! Tinha adorado o último livro da autora mas este superou as expectativas! Sem dúvida um forte candidato à melhor leitura das férias... e do ano!
Maria João Fernandes
Não há maneira de escaparmos ao passado. Podemos enterrá-lo, negá-lo, ignorá-lo e mesmo fugir dele. Mas mais cedo ou mais tarde, acaba sempre por nos apanhar.

Quatro Casais: Um Completa-se. Um Ama-se. Um Detesta-se. Um Tolera-se.
Quatro Mulheres: Uma Viúva. Uma Doente. Uma Alcoólica. Uma Não Amada.
Quatro Homens: Um Morto. Um Passivo. Um Mulherengo. Um Misterioso.

O sexto livro da série do Patrik Hedström inicia-se com um desaparecimento bastante misterioso.

Há três meses que Cia Kjellner vai à esq
Ângela Costa
Simplesmente soberbo!!!! Ainda estou a digerir o final do livro, o problema é que vou ficar ansiosamente à espera de saber a continuação, pois para os fãs de Erica e sua família o final leva-nos a ventilar!
‘The hidden child’ was such a huge success by the author Camilla Lackberg, that much anticipation and expectation proceeded it with standards raised high, so that ‘the drowning’ was met by many adoring fans and harsh critics. After seeing Camilla Lackberg on the UK television show ‘the TV book club’ on channel 4, I already felt as a consequence of this very familiar with the author before I began to read her work and open the pages of the eagerly awaited new crime novel. But it did not prepare m ...more
I've been a big fan of Camilla Lackberg's work since reading the first installment in the Patrik Hedstrom series. Nevertheless, I have to admit that her last two offerings, 'The Gallows Bird' and 'The Hidden Child', have
disappointed slightly. The plots seemed to lack subtlety and the twists were fairly obvious. I am delighted to report, then, that 'The Drowning' is a definite return to form.

The mystery centres around Christian, Fjallbacka's enigmatic and brooding
librarian/author. Eagle-eyed read
Jeez, I'm glad I'm finally done with this.

I've really enjoyed all the other Camilla Läckberg books before but this one bored me and it seems to be never-ending.

The storyline wasn't that bad (it wasn't brilliant but I've seen worse) but it was dragging on and on and on...

Two annoying things:
- Erica was in the background most of the time and when she was written about, she was always being nosy and putting her nose where it didn't belong.

- What happened to Martin? In all the previous books, he w
para mim Camilla e' sempre 5 estrelas, e mesmo assim são poucas. mas... e agora esperar pelo próximo?! demasiado doloroso.
Kenneth Fredette
What a cliff hanger. You have to read the next book to find out whats happened!!!!
Adorei este livro...espero ansiosamente pelo próximo.
I think this is something that always happens with Swedish authors: somehow, at the end of the book, when the tension is at its highest level, suddenly everything vanishes, and the end comes predictible and short. In this book, Läckberg managed the tension in an exceptional way; I personally didn´t have a clue about who the killer was, and that was exciting. But the ending came out so suddenly that I feel that I could not enjoy it as much as I could have. I don't know, maybe I am still stuck wit ...more
Cátia Santos
Uma vez mais, os livros da Camilla são sempre bons. No entanto, nunca consegui atribuir 5* a nenhum... Desta vez, a trama volta a ser muito boa, mas contrariamente à maioria dos fãs, começa a cansar-me a história paralela de Erica e companhia. Mas obviamente que agora quero muito saber o que lhes aconteceu. Sentimentos contraditórios... :)
Pau Laguardia

The plot and story were really entertaining, I read without problem always eager to solve the mystery and with that tension that is perfect in crime books. However I got annoyed by the amount that characters the author decides to describe when they are not crucial for the story, I ended up confusing who was the son of who and targeting the characters that were actually relevant.

I was also annoyed at the end of the book when the author decided to give patrick a heart attack, crash the ca
Sem dúvida um dos meus preferidos da saga Patrik Hedstrom, senão mesmo O preferido.
Lackberg conseguiu recuperar um pouco o género policial que se tinha perdido nos outros livros anteriores, o enredo é bastante brutal e as histórias paralelas foram deixadas um pouco de parte.
O único ponto a apontar (e por isso não atribuí 5 estrelas) é que neste livro tanto a Erica como o Martin se tornam um pouco irritantes, o que não corresponde de todo às expectativas criadas nos leitores relativamente a est
Camilla Läckberg schafft es mit diesem Roman den Leser in konstante Spannung zu versetzten, denn durch die düstere Atmosphäre, die ihre Geschichte in dem kleinen Ort Fjällbacka auslöst und die für den Leser geradezu greifbar ist, wird dieser Fall ganz besonders spannend.
Vier Freunde, die sich großteilig schon seit ihrer Jugend kennen, einer von ihnen gilt seit längerem als vermisst und die Polizei hat trotz intensiver Suche noch immer keine Spur. Ein weiterer veröffentlicht seinen ersten Roman,
Camilla Läckberg weaves her magic again in the beautiful setting of Fjällbacka,where amid routine domestic life the most horrible things seem to happen.
Erica has been encouraging a librarian friend to finish his book; they share a publisher and this is Erica's angle into the story. Despite being pregnant with twins she seems to have more energy than Patrik her detective husband who is despirng over the lack of a missing persons case where ever week for the past 3 months the spouse has visited th
Tony Nielsen
Finding Camilla Lackberg's books in New Zealand isn't easy but I lucked out and found The Drowning in our local library, and damn pleased I did. This is another slice of life from her regular character Detective Patrik Hedstrom and again it proves the point that she is one of Sweden's hottest crime writers at the mo. Yes, its dark, and yes its a powerful psychological thriller. The story begins with local writer Christian Thhydell realising his dream with the launch of his first novel The Mermai ...more
I picked this book up on a whim – the front cover had caught my attention and the first page made me curious. Never having read any of Camilla Lackberg’s writing before I was in for quite a ride! “The Drowning” is written in the perspective of multiple people and has a dual story line (e.g. one based on memories, flashbacks and another based on a present day murder mystery). The intertwining of characters and stories sets a fast pace and motivates the reader to plunge further into the novel’s de ...more
This is the seventh book in the Patrik Hedstrom series and it is just as good as all the others. This time the story revolves around four friends who are dragged into a conspiracy of threats, lies and cover-ups stemming from their childhoods with deadly consequences. This story is driven more by the human element than previously but this doesn't detract from the mystery and suspense but rather adds an extra dimension. And while some elements can be solved as the story continues the finale is une ...more
I was worried Camilla Lackberg might have peaked because her last book (The Hidden Child) was so good I was curious about how this book was going to compare. The good news was that I loved this book. It was a genuine I-cannot-put-the-book-down read.

The small-town world she creates for her characters is wonderfully drawn, I love the lead characters and the mystery was well created, although a touch bizarre.

There is a bit of a shock at the end with the lead characters. Bring on the next book! I wa
Μάγκνους και Σία Σέλνερ, Κρίστιαν και Σάνα Τιντέλ, Έρικ και Λουίζ Λιντ, Κένετ και Λίσμπετ Μπένγκτσον. 4 φίλοι που κάνουν παρέα και με τις οικογένειές τους, μέχρι που ο Μάγκνους εξαφανίζεται μυστηριωδώς. Η "Πατρικομάδα" τόν βρίσκει νεκρό κάτω από μια παγωμένη λίμνη μετά από 3 μήνες. Καθώς αρχίζουν τα πώς και τα γιατί, κανείς από τους 3 υπόλοιπους φίλους δε μαρτυρά τίποτα, ούτε και το ότι ελάμβαναν απειλητικά ανώνυμα γράμματα.
Η Ερίκα, έγκυος σε δίδυμα, συμπαραστέκεται στον Κρίστιαν, που τόν γνωρί
A really interesting page-turning thriller that you just can't put down until the end. I would like to give this 3.5 stars, but can't go as far as 4 stars, because there are two things I didn't like about "The Drowning". It is a much darker novel than Camilla Läckberg's previous ones, and in my opinion, bordering on to horror (a genre I really don't like at all, but that's just personal taste). Also, she uses the technique of cliffhanger paragraphs then changing to another part of the story a bi ...more
After the better-than-average adventures of The Hidden Child, Camilla Läckberg returns to her normal schtick in this, the sixth entry in her more-than-competent crime and domestic drama series. The seeds for the crime in this one were planted in the previous novel, particularly given that the normal linkages between these novels exist solely in the realm of the personal.

The thing is that the crime this time is straightforward, but the solution is outlandishly close to pop-psychology, the sort of
Susan Leonard
This book 'ticks all the boxes' to be the sort of novel I love. Yet I struggled to award it 3 stars. Every time I started reading it I became engrossed in the story (way too many late nights when I should have gone to sleep) yet, strangely, the next day I had no desire to continue reading and almost had to force myself to start again. I think this is because I found it difficult to identify with, or even like, any of the characters within the story.

Comparing Lackberg to other writers I like (Ro
Esta autora não deixa de me surpreender, apesar deste já ser o sexto livro que leio da série.
Somos levados uma vez mais à pequena cidade de Fjallbacka, onde ocorre o desaparecimento de um homem. Enquanto isso, Christian Tydell, um escritor que acaba de lançar o seu primeiro romance intitulado “A sereia”, está a ser alvo de ameaças através de cartas anónimas e é amigo do homem desaparecido. Na esquadra de polícia, vamos acompanhando as investigações e Erika, apesar do estado avançado de gravidez
Lígia Bibliomigalhas

Camilla Läckberg foi para mim a melhor descoberta literária dos últimos anos e os livros dela dão sempre um novo fôlego às minhas leituras. Se já tinha gostado muito de Os Diários Secretos, este superou as expetativas e aquele final, meu Deus, aquele final... Convenhamos que é impróprio para cardíacos e para os fãs daquelas personagens que, ao sexto livro, já são quase reais e não apenas parte do imaginário literário.
O desenrolar da história deixa adivinh
Wieder mal ein hervorragender Krimi aus Fjällbacka. Eine ganz neue Story, trotz der dem treuen Leser bekannten Hauptakteuren. Obwohl der Ort ja nur 1000 Einwohner hat, passieren dort immer wieder außergewöhnliche Dinge, die es lohnt niederzuschreiben.

Diesmal wird ein Bibliothekar, der gerade seinen Debütroman veröffentlicht hat, mit Drohbriefen in die Enge getrieben. Auch seine drei besten Freunde sind Zielscheibe des 'Drohers', einer von ihnen wird sogar ermordet. Für welche Tat allerdings ist
It’s a good job Detective Patrick Hedström and his wife Erica live in the small coastal village of Fjallbäcka. Someone’s got to solve the crimes that keep happening, and while the police force does a fairly good job, they never quite manage without Erica’s interference.

Erica’s friend and local author, Christian Thydell, has been receiving sinister messages, yet seems reluctant to do anything about it. What is he hiding? Meanwhile, another local man and friend of Christian’s, has gone missing. Ch
Real page turner; the 6th book I read by Camilla Läckberg; entertaining plot, complex, with many characters. Very sad story about a boy who was found close to his dead mother and who was adopted, but who did not have a happy childhood with his cruel stepmother, who ultimately had a child of her own and thus neglected him. Being jealous of his stepsister, he tries to drown her and she is reanimated by her father, but suffers severe brain damage. He became a writer and he as well as 3 of his so-ca ...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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