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The Preacher (Fjällbacka #2)

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In the fishing community of Fjällbacka, life is remote, peaceful, and for some, tragically short. Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young campers, but their bodies were never found. But now, a young boy out playing has confirmed the grim truth. Their remains are discovered alongside those of a fresh victim, sending the tiny town in ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published April 27th 2011 by Pegasus Crime (first published 2004)
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sweet jane
Η υπόθεση είναι δυνατή, βασισμένη σε ένα οικογενειακό δράμα και με πολλές ανατροπές. Μεταξύ μας όμως, τις 520 σελίδες του δεν τις άξιζε. Πολύ μελάνι για το τίποτα. Περισσότερη ώρα σπατάλησε η Lackberg στις μεταφορές των αστυνομικών από το ένα μέρος στο άλλο, παρά στην ανάλυση των εγκλημάτων.

Της το συγχωρούμε γιατί είναι το δεύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς, αλλά τα 3 αστεράκια του θα τα πάρει και θα πει και ένα τραγούδι. Καλύτερα, για όσους ενδιαφέρονται να διαβάσουν κάτι δικό της να προτιμήσουν κάτι μ
Apr 26, 2016 Phrynne rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series by Swedish author Camilla Läckberg. She seems to be one of those love her or hate her authors as her ratings veer between one and five stars at random! Nevertheless I enjoyed this offering as much as the first book The Ice Princess. Our main characters, Patrik and Erica, are back and this time it is Patrik's turn to take centre stage as Erica sits at home heavily pregnant during a heat wave. I felt for her! The story was excellent although I got a little lo ...more
Αγγελική Βρ.
Το απόλαυσα πολύ περισσότερο από την παγωμένη πριγκίπισσα. Η ιστορία ήταν πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα και αν και καταλαβαίνεις τι γίνεται λίγο πριν αποκαλυφθεί θέλεις να συνεχίσεις να διαβάζεις!Και σε αυτό το βίβλιο η ιστορία δεν επικεντρώνεται μόνο στο φόνο αλλά και αρκετά γύρω από τη ζωή της Έρικας και του Πάρικ κάτι το οποίο ενώ στην αρχή δεν μου πολύ άρεσε και μου "κλώτσαγε " μιας που διάβαζα αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα νομίζω πως αρχίζω να το συνηθίζω και θα διαβάσω σίγουρα το επόμενο.
John Gaynard
Dec 21, 2011 John Gaynard rated it really liked it
This is a solid Scandinavian crime novel,which weaves together scenes of domesticity and scenes of horror, in a social democratic context that manages to have its fair share of religious fanatics. I would have rated it higher, but I felt that the use of the "omniscient" narrator sometimes got in the way of the story. I prefer to have everything necessary to the final understanding of the plot emerge from the story, rather than have the omniscient narrator come up with a lot of extra, missing mat ...more
Oct 26, 2015 Vaso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I read from this author and gave me the best impressions!!!
I will definately read more books of Mrs Lackberg!!
Dec 05, 2013 Cat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
The Preacher starts with a six-year-old boy finds the body of a woman. Underneath it there are two skeletons, presumingly belonging to two young women who disappeared twenty years before. Evil has returned to Fjällbacka (maybe it has never left) and Detective Patrik Hedström leads the investigation to find out who the perpetrator is. Everything seems to point out to the Hults, family of religious fanatics and criminals, with an ongoing feud. Then, another girl goes missing, and Patrik finds it i ...more
Dec 03, 2013 Jenn rated it liked it
This is a follow up to the Ice Princess. This is really more like 3.5 stars, I marked it down from 4 stars because of the lack of Erica. This character that took center stage in the last book was relegated to the pregnant girlfriend role and I hated it. Her big story was having to deal with uninvited guests! Ridiculous! She seemed like part of the scenery. I also didn't like how Anna was relegated to a few pages, it seemed like the author just didn't know what to do with her after her big drama ...more
Dec 23, 2015 anionce rated it really liked it
Ay, este me ha gustado incluso más que el primero. Será por la temática, me ha encantado todo el rollo del Predicador y cómo todo se va desvelando poco a poco... Lástima de Erica, que apenas sale ni hace nada de provecho. Muy buena intriga, genial.
Roderick Hart
So we continue with our two main characters, Ericka Falck and Patrik Hedström. Now, however, Ericka is pregnant and physically unable to contribute much to the investigation. In fact, she is almost entirely sidelined. So what does she do in this book, apart from being heavily pregnant and uncomfortable in the heat? She reluctantly looks after two sets of visitors who invite themselves to the summer house. The first lot are relatives (with dreadful children) to whom she has never been close, and ...more
محمد مختار
رواية رائعة
بتحكي عن جريمة قتل، بدأت بإختفاء أحد المراهقات، ثم العثور عليها مقتولة، وفي المكان اللي لقوها في، لقوا معاها هيكلين عظميين، تم قتلهم قبل أربعة وعشرين سنة
ومن هنا بتبدأ الرواية تقريبا، التحقيق في مقتل هذه الفتاة، وربط مقتلها بما حدث للهيكلين العظميين اللذان قتلا بنفس الطريقة منذ قرابة الربع قرن، وفي ظل التحقيق، في فتاة مراهقة أخرى هتختفي، وهتبدأ الشرطة تسابق الزمن عشان تلاقيها قبل ما تموت

كل الإختفاءات والجرائم مرتبطة بطريقة ما بعائلة هولت، هذه العائلة المفككة، اللي في صراع بين طرفيها
Chrissa Vasileiou
Oct 25, 2015 Chrissa Vasileiou rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scandinavian
To δεύτερο βιβλίο της Camilla Lackberg με τις περιπέτειες του Πάτρικ και της Ερίκα με γοήτευσε όσο και το πρώτο,η "Παγωμένη Πριγκίπισσα"..Ατμοσφαιρικό,άψογα δομημένο,δε σε αφήνει να το αφήσεις από τα χέρια σου. Οι εξελίξεις τρέχουν και σε κρατούν σε εγρήγορση,οι σελίδες φεύγουν χωρίς να το καταλάβεις και απλά περιμένεις να δεις τι σκέφτηκε το δαιμόνιο μυαλό της συγγραφέως για τη λύση του δράματος.Κι εκεί που νομίζεις πως έχεις βρει την άκρη,ανακαλύπτεις πως καμιά φαντασία δε φτάνει την πένα της ...more
Emir Ibañez
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Las novelas negras nórdicas son mi debilidad porque estos escritores tienen la capacidad única de escribir crímenes retorcidos con desenlaces impactantes y con personajes psicológicamente inestables. Así es señores, cuando más retorcida es la trama más me llama la atención.
Las novelas de Camila en cambio tienen su toque creepy pero muy escondido, hasta la resolución no terminás de darte cuenta lo sutil que era. Su narrativa es muy, muy
Apr 07, 2016 Andrew rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
This was a good read, but at times it needed more forward direction than it did have. There were points in the book where there was too much dialogue and not enough action, and where the sections were too short before it jumped to someone else. I much preferred the first book in the series, and have to agree with a previous review I saw (Carol's I think) where the reviewer said they missed Erica. I wholeheartedly agree, she was the real strength of the first book but was sidelined too m
Dec 28, 2013 Védís rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Aftur tekst Camillu að gefa mér undir meðaltals glæpaupplifun.

Í þessari bók fer athyglin alveg yfir á Patrik frá Eriku sem spilaði stóra rullu í Ísprinsessunni. Erika er hér orðin ólétt húsmóðir, algjör aukapersóna, sem hefði þannig séð verið hægt að sleppa. Sama má segja með systur hennar, hennar hlutar í sögunni voru fáir, smáir og illa unnið með þá en þeir eru greinilega hluti af einhvers konar "long game" seríunnar. Til þess að það virki verður að gefa aðeins meira í hverri bók. Fyrir þá sem
Mar 17, 2016 Yanper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Μου άρεσε το βιβλίο, κρατάει τον αναγνώστη σε ένταση,βάζοντάς τον στα μονοπάτια του θρησκευτικού φανατισμου και στη νοσηρότητά του. Δημιουργεί μία ατμόσφαιρα μυστηρίου πλαισιωμένη από κάθε είδους χαρακτήρες που όλοι έχουν κάτι να προσθέσουν στην υπόθεση. Το θεωρώ καλύτερο από την παγωμένη πριγκίπισσα, πιο ατμοσφαιρικό.
Filipe Miguel
Aug 23, 2011 Filipe Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surpreendentemente melhor que a "Princesa"

Apesar da condição de Erica nesta segunda incursão por Fjällbacka, as personagens de Patrik e colegas crescem substancialmente e dão corpo à história. A somar a isto, o aparecimento de alguns familiares de Erica trazem um toque mais mundano ao livro.

"The Preacher/Gritos do Passado" é mais profundo, mais envolvente e, para mim, tem mais "sumo": crença e religião, ao contrário do vazio da Princesa de Gelo.

Não é uma obra-prima, mas é, sem dúvida, bastante m
Lucy Blackthorn

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first one, but it was still a pretty solid book.

The writing was still engaging and the characters interesting, but the plot was lacking.

I don't think the situation with The Preacher and the Hult cult was taken to it's true potential. We barely knew the Hults, except that there was some serious bad blood right there and that every single one of them had something to hide.

I would like to know more about what drove them to do the things they did.

Also, Anna's
Sharon Huether
Aug 18, 2014 Sharon Huether rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, crime
This was an exceptionally written crime and murder mystery. The grandfather pretended to be a pastor-healer. He encouraged his grandson to be the same. Said he had a gift. Skelential remains were found from twenty years earlier and in the present day two more young women were murdered. Who was the guilty one? This was a fast paced book. The story went in many directions. I'll be reading more of Camilla Lackbergs books.
Sep 13, 2014 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-suecia
Gostei de regressar ao convívio com Erica e Patrick e
gostei do enredo, embora ache que a certa altura “empastelou” um pouco.
The Writer
Feb 28, 2009 The Writer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before I start with my review, I must inform that Prædikanten (The Preacher) is the second book written by Camilla Läckberg with the village policeman Patrik Hedström and the posh bookwriter from Stockholm Erica Falck. The first one is titled Isprinsessen (The Ice Princess) and you could find the review here.

Falck, who got knocked up by Hedström after they got together in the first book (one starts to wonder how slutty can one be? LOL Just kidding), was now moving to Fjällbacka, a small village
June Ahern
Mar 19, 2011 June Ahern rated it it was ok
"The Preacher" is Swedish author Camilla Lackberg's second police mystery mystery. I did not read the first one, and think after this book, probably will not. As I said in the past about my reviews of book and critique of authors' works is often based upon my reading preference at the time of reading it. The story is set in Fjallbacka, a Swedish coastal town and begins with a young female’s body found murdered. On further investigation her body is placed on top of the remains of two young girls ...more
Jenni Wiltz
Jun 28, 2012 Jenni Wiltz rated it did not like it
The bottom line: the novel's premise is interesting, but I did not enjoy the book because of the sloppy writing (a translation problem?), the unsympathetic characters, and the shame-on-you dirty writers' tricks Lackberg uses to keep readers from seeing or knowing what the characters see and know.

I wrote a much longer version of this review for my blog, but the gist remains the same. While the plot was interesting (I did read all the way through to the end), it wasn't enough to overcome how annoy
Come l'autrice sia definita la nuova Agatha Christie mi è sempre meno chiaro, il giallo in questione ruota attorno a un'unica famiglia e il lettore può, senza difficoltà, ridurre la rosa dei colpevoli e anche trovare l'assassino.
Le indagini questa volta le segue completamente Patrik, Erika, incinta, si limita a vagare in casa afflitta da visite di amici e parenti e dal caldo (ma proprio caldissimo) - qualcosa evidentemente mi sfugge della Svezia, e io che mi lamento dell'afa in Lombardia.

Jul 24, 2012 Filipa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Segundo livrinho de Camilla Lackberg e segundo livro de que gosto. Há apenas um senão para mim. A história não é muito fluida à excepção de perto do final. . . posso dizer que cheguei perto da página 300 (o livro tem 427 páginas) e ainda não havia grandes desenvolvimentos, o que tornou de certo modo a leitura um pouco aborrecida para mim, que gosto de histórias "non-stop" em policiais. Sempre com revelações atrás de revelações.

No entanto, quando começam as revelações, começa a leitura compulsiva
Feb 25, 2015 Adriananas rated it liked it
Shelves: crime, mystery
This book was OK, but that is all it was. The development of the mystery was not thrilling at all, as it was a bit boring and dragged out. way too much information about characters that don't matter and don't have any role in the solving of the murder. After a while I started to skip all the bits about Erica because they were so irrelevant. Too much vital clues about the murder are revealed too late in the book. I wish they were spread out more evenly, as the first part of the book felt a little ...more
Apr 29, 2015 Suzi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finish
Oct 14, 2014 Carolina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
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First impression

Depending on where you check this series it might be either advertised as Fjälbacka's or Patrick Hedström's. I want to mention this because as much as I like the series I was hoping for more of Erica Falck as a main character and so I've realized that the second nomination might be more accurate.

But enough of that bit of complaining. A lot of people might think that Camilla Läckberg only jumped in the noir novella wagon after the w
Annelie Bernar
Nov 12, 2015 Annelie Bernar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In questo secondo romanzo l'autrice racconta una storia molto diversa dalla precedente, pur mantenendo l'ambientazione : l'incantevole villaggio di Fjllbacka.Un giallo forse un po' lento nella prima parte, che prende vita a poco a poco e diventa scorrevole ed avvincente, man mano che la matassa delle indagini si dipana.L'autrice, con maestria a volte paragonabile quasi ad un'Agata Christie, si diverte a fornire indizi per portarci al colpevole, salvo poi spiazzarci proprio sul più bello.Alternan ...more
Apr 25, 2015 Clara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creo que este libro es el claro ejemplo de que muchas veces, las palabras que decimos se quedan grabadas en las cabezas de las personas, y que no las olvidan nunca. También es un claro ejemplo de que no hay que mentir, o por lo menos decir la verdad en algún punto.
Me gustó mucho, al igual que el primero de la saga, aunque este me dejó bastante triste cuando lo terminé. Es realista el final, y por un lado me gustó que haya terminado así porque se acerca bastante a la realidad de lo que pasaría
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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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Fjällbacka (9 books)
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  • Stenhuggaren (Patrik Hedström, #3)
  • Olycksfågeln (Patrik Hedström, #4)
  • The Hidden Child (Patrik Hedström, #5)
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