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The Preacher (Fjällbacka #2)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  12,920 ratings  ·  744 reviews
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 (first published 2004)
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John Gaynard
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
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
Gostei de regressar ao convívio com Erica e Patrick e
gostei do enredo, embora ache que a certa altura “empastelou” um pouco.
Ron Hummer
Patrik Hedstrom is back to solve another mystery in Camilla Lackberg’s second novel in the series, The Preacher. The subplot involves his wife, Ericka, who is married to him now and pregnant, offers some comic relief to the murders in this story.
The murder scene seems complex. A woman is murdered and there are two skeletons under the body, making Patrick wonder how they got there and if there is a connection in the murder. The police chief is there, offering his usual inappropriate comments.
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
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
Filipe Miguel
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
I really liked this book. It seems like each book she writes gets better and better. She again uses each character's voice, giving her books (in my opinion) a really cool detail that draws you in even more. I liked this book more than her first book because the murderer in this book has such a unique motive, and to be able to see that motive through his eyes, as well as through other people's eyes (in the very end of the book) was probably my favorite detail. This book has the same feeling as Fr ...more
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
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.

Sharon Huether
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.
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
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
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.
Carla Faleiro
Muito melhor que A princesa de gelo, consegui ter algum entusiamos com a leitura e curiosidade com os personagens.
Originally published at: A Girl that Likes Books

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
Cátia Santos
Três estrelas porque, apesar de ter gostado, achei o primeiro livro bem melhor, sempre cheio de novos acontecimentos. Neste livro, achei que a trama estancou em grande parte das páginas e senti um pouco forçadas as passagens da Erica e as suas visitas entediantes... Não deixa de ser um bom livro e continuarei a ler os próximos! ;)
Great book! I found it equally good with the first part of the series ("The Ice Princess") and I am looking forward to read the next part ("The stonecutter").
Marga Alvarez
Es lo primero que leo de esta autora a la que llaman la reina europea del suspense, y si algo he sacado en claro es que pienso leer muy pronto su primera novela: La princesa de hielo.

Los gritos del pasado es una novela policíaca cargada de suspense, enredos familiares, protagonistas de marcada personalidad y un denominador común: la locura humana. Pronto te verás envuelto en el ¿y qué pasará? que mantiene la autora durante toda la novela. De fácil lectura pero escrita con una gran calidad, con i
Estefânia Botelho
Razões da escolha do livro: Livro para o Desafio do mês de Fevereiro e para o Desafio Feira do Livro (ler pelo menos um livro por mês comprado numa feira do livro)!!!!E adoro esta escritora e estava ansiosa por ler mais este livrinho dela que já estava na estante há algum tempo!
Proveniência: A minha biblioteca.
A minha Opinião:
Mais um livro desta escritora que devorei numa semana, adorei e posso afirmar sem hesitar que é, a meu ver, uma das melhores escritoras policiais da actualidade!
Tudo começ
The Writer
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
A Swedish police procedural that is supposed to be thrilling, or at least is advertised as a thrilling one. But all the concentrating on the people and their motives and relationships and their inner dialogue makes it a cozy procedural. I'd love more thrill.

A local detective in a small city somewhere in Sweden, Patrik Hedström, is investigating a murder. A naked, broken body is found close to holiday area, and two other bodies that turn out to be for people who disappeared 24 years ago, were fou
Camilla Lackberg is receiving some accolades as Sweden’s female Stieg Larsson. So I read “The Stonecutter,” the third in the series featuring Patrick Hedstrom and liked it well enough to go back and see what I missed in the first two books. I was able to find an ebook publication of “The Preacher” in our digital public library. Since this is the second in the series, I seem to be working backwards! This time, the large cast of characters was a bit easier to take, although the “Washington Post” r ...more
In the summer of 2003, in Fjällbacka, Sweden, the newly dead body of a young girl is found on top of the skeletons of two other dead girls who had been missing since 1979. Detective Patrik Hedström, who we met in Lackberg’s previous book, The Ice Princess, is called back from his vacation to take charge of the case.

Hedström now lives with Erica Falck, who is eight months pregnant with their baby. (Erica was the main character in The Ice Princess.) It is hot, and Erica is miserable, but Patrik's
Anna [Floanne]
Decisamente un gradino sopra al precedente libro della trilogia, "La Principessa di Ghiaccio", (che non mi era sembrato potesse nemmeno lontanamente valere all'autrice l'accostamento con Agatha Christie), "Il Predicatore" è un thriller veramente ben congegnato che si lascia leggere tutto d'un fiato, con una trama convincente, ricca di colpi di scena e per nulla scontata. Tutti i personaggi sono credibili e ben delineati nelle loro differenti personalità. Un po' deludente è forse il ruolo affidat ...more
June Ahern
"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
Book Him Danno
How much does parenting matter, or rather, how much can you screw up a kid if you really tried? Almost every plot, both main and background, focus on a parent child relationship. At center we have three generations of fathers and sons creating an environment where horrific crimes against young girls could be permitted. But every side plot also involved some parent child relationship with a sliding scale of disfunctionality.

The plot successfully exposes the pitfalls that can have deadly conseque
Natacha Martins
Camilla Läckberg é uma escritora de quem tenho ouvido falar muito e na maioria coisas positivas. Não sendo uma leitora assídua de policiais, tenho sempre alguma curiosidade com o que se anda a ler por aí, dentro do género. E percebo o sucesso que tem encontrado junto dos leitores. Gostei bastante, é uma leitura leve, essencialmente porque a escrita é acessível, sem ser simplista ou básica, e porque as personagens são bem-humoradas e a atmosfera, psicopatas e miúdas mortas à parte, que emana do l ...more
After years of anticipation (on my part, at least) Camilla Lackberg's first novel, The Ice Princess was finally published in the U.S. a month ago. (It's been in English translation in the UK and Canada since 2008.) I'm happy to say that the book really delivers--it reminded me a lot of Karin Fossum's Don't Look Back with its portrayal of a claustrophobic small town rife with secret scandals and tensions. In The Ice Princess, Lackberg did a great job of imbuing each character--even minor ones--wi ...more
Rose Boehm
It's one the most boring books I've read in a loooooooong time. A friend left it in my house after she visited a couple of weeks ago, having bought it typically in one of the airport bookshops. Now I know why she didn't take it with her to read on the return flight. I am lying, I didn't read it. I stopped after the first 40 or so pages. I didn't identify with any of the characters, none of which came over as living people I might take an interest in. Couldn't care less whether they were alive or ...more
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