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La Sirène (Fjällbacka #6)

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Dans ce sixième volet de ses aventures, l’irrésistible enquêtrice au foyer Erica Falck, enceinte de jumeaux, ne peut s’empêcher d’aller fouiner dans le passé d’un écrivain à succès lorsque celui-ci commence à recevoir des lettres de menace anonymes qui semblent liées à la mystérieuse disparition d’un de ses amis…
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 6th 2012 by Actes Sud / Noir (first published 2008)
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Diane S ☔
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little confusing in the beginning, many characters and many different strands to this story. Easier for me since I have read this series from the beginning so was at least familiar with many of the detectives and police officers. Erica and Patrick and their friends and families. This is a slow burner, a missing person case, a friend of Erica getting a book contract but also receiving threatening notes. All parties involved claim not to know anything, are harboring secrets. Bits and pieces are ...more
Elina
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Καταπληκτική η Lackberg!Πρώτη μου επαφή με την συγγραφέα με αυτό το βιβλίο της τη Γοργόνα! Είμαι γενικά λάτρης της Σουηδικής - Νορβηγικής αστυνομικής λογοτεχνίας, λατρεύω τις κρύες, χιονισμένες και σκοτεινές εικόνες του περιβάλλοντος που ταυτίζονται τόσο με τα στυγερά εγκλήματα που περιγράφονται. Ομολογώ ότι λάτρεψα τον τρόπο γραφής της και τη σύνδεση όλων των προσώπων μεταξύ τους. Δένοντας σιγά σιγά μικρολεπτομέρειες έφτασε σε ένα φινάλε που και να ήθελα δεν θα μπορούσα ποτέ να το φανταστώ!! Εξ ...more
Anna
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Το 6ο βιβλίο της σειράς, και νομίζω ότι η υπόθεση ήταν η αγαπημένη μου.

Ο Κρίστιαν, τον οποίο γνωρίσαμε ως βιβλιοθηκάριο στο προηγούμενο βιβλίο έχει εκδόσει το βιβλίο του με τίτλο "Η γοργόνα" και καταρρέει στη βιβλιοπαρουσίαση, έχοντας λάβει ένα απειλητικό γράμμα. Ταυτόχρονα, την ίδια περίοδο βρίκεται το πτώμα ενός εξαφανισμένου φίλου του Κρίστιαν, ο οποίος αποδεικνύεται ότι είχε δολοφονηθεί. (Παρεπιπτόντος, ενώ υποννοείται ότι ο Μάγκνους έχει πεθάνει, το πτώμα βρίσκεται στη σελίδα 140, κάτι που
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Aditi
“Knowing that you're crazy doesn't make the crazy things stop happening.”

----Mark Vonnegut, an American pediatrician and memoirist


Camilla Läckberg, an international bestselling Swedish author, has penned yet another bone-chilling thriller, The Drowning in the Fjällbacka/ Patrik Hedström series, and this book is the sixth in the series. This story revolves around a debut author when he publishes his book, followed by threatening letters and that also jeopardized the lives of people in his whol
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Thomas
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Βαθμολογία: ★★★

Νομίζω είναι το λιγότερο αγαπημένο μου της Lackberg μέχρι στιγμής. Η Ερίκα μου φάνηκε εκνευριστική έτσι όπως έχωνε τη μύτη της παντού και χωρίς να συνεργαστεί με τον Πάτρικ. Οι εμπλεκόμενοι στο μυστήριο μου φάνηκαν ακόμη πιο εκνευριστικοί, γιατί καθ' όλη τη διάρκεια του βιβλίου όλοι αρνιόντουσαν να αποκαλύψουν τα μυστικά τους και να συνεργαστούν με την αστυνομία. Κάτι που στο τέλος δικαιολογήθηκε φυσικά. Το τέλος δεν με ικανοποίησε ιδιαίτερα, μου φάνηκε υπερβολικό. Τρία αστέρια γι
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Skorofido Skorofido
Η ΓΟΡΓΟΝΑ – CAMILLA LACKBERG
Με κέρδισε… ομολογώ πως με κέρδισε σε σχέση με τα προηγούμενα της… Βέβαια συνεχίζω να νιώθω την υπέρτατη ηδονή του σκορόφιδου που τρέφεται με τα κουτσομπολιά και με όσα βλέπει μέσα από την κλειδαρότρυπα γιατί το μισό βιβλίο αφορά τι έκανε ο ένας, τι ήπιε ο άλλος, ο γέρος που βλέπει με το κυάλι την πενηντάρα που κυκλοφορεί με το βρακί στο σπίτι της και άλλα τέτοια ωραία… αλλά και το κουτσομπολιό, εθισμός είναι…
‘Η γοργόνα’ είναι ο τίτλος του βιβλίου ενός πρωτοεμφανιζόμε
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Emma
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
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Yanper
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Νομίζω ότι η υπόθεση αυτού του βιβλίου της Lackberg ήταν μέχρι τώρα η καλύτερη από όλη τη σειρά. Ο ορθολογιστής Πάτρικ και η ...περίεργη Ερίκα δίνουν για μία ακόμη φορά λύση σε ένα μυστηριώδες έγκλημα. Η υπόθεση διατηρεί αμείωτο το ενδιαφέρον του αναγνώστη μέχρι το τέλος, ένα τέλος όμως που φαντάζει απότομο και σε προδιαθέτει για μία συνέχεια της ιστορίας.
Carla  (cbr)
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013
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
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Lucinda
Jun 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘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
Vera Pns
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Φοβερό!!! Ότι καλύτερο έχω διαβάσει από Lackberg. Φοβερή υπόθεση και με ένα φινάλε που δεν περίμενα.Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα σε όποιον του αρέσει η αστυνομική λογοτεχνία. Από μένα παίρνει 4,5* στο είδος του!!
Ângela Costa
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Xana
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gosto tanto dos livros da Camilla. É como voltar a encontrar velhos amigos, adoro o Patrick e a Erica.
Andei a ler lentamente porque tinha outro em mãos, mas hoje peguei-lhe e li 200 pág de seguida.
Adorei mais este enredo e fui apanhada de surpresa com aquele final.
Muito bom
Marie
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Chrissa Vasileiou
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scandinavian
Έχοντας διαβάσει και τα προηγούμενα βιβλία της Läckberg,δεν περίμενα τίποτα λιγότερο από μια "δυνατή" ιστορία..Κι αν σε κάποια σημεία αυτού του βιβλίου σκέφτηκα "ωχ μωρέ,εδώ κάπου το έχασε...",κι αν από ένα σημείο και μετά η πλοκή φανέρωνε τον ένοχο στα μάτια του έμπειρου αναγνώστη των αστυνομικών ιστοριών,το ίδιο το τέλος και ο τρόπος που το έδωσε με έκαναν για ακόμα μια φορά να υποκλιθώ στη γραφή της..Η γυναίκα είναι η σκανδιναβή βασίλισσα του αστυνομικού μυθιστορήματος,τέλος!Αν δεν έχετε διαβ ...more
Sara
Jan 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, phoning-it-in, eh
Camilla Lackberg keeps surprising me with just how bad she's capable of being. With each new book in this series I'm positive she's reached the limit but she just keeps raising the bar!

This is really one long plot contrivance after another populated with the biggest cast of stereotypes I think I've ever seen in a police procedural/cozy mystery. For the record I didn't think it was possible to write a good story in those two genres at the same time and it turns out I was right but that hasn't sto
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Jeanette
It's a mood piece. Although you catch up with Patrik and his wife and most of their extended families in the wider sense, and also with Annika and numerous other work related mates- it isn't their story that dominates. It's the sick mind of the boy whose thoughts appear between- within the sections printed in italics.

This was a book I read over weeks, although I didn't list it right away. It was easily taken up and put down. I felt no urgency whatsoever, and truth be known, didn't know if I woul
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Richard
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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
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Karen
This book started out slow and rather disappointing, but when I hit the 1/4 mark I could not get enough. I so wanted to know the ending, but at the same time I hated it to end. I went right away to my library web page to find another one of hers. (I loved the first book I read of this series and I think this one was even better.) They only have this one which was so annoying. I will have to ask for more through loan or buy some which I rarely do because my library is huge. It was odd they only h ...more
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.
[SPOILER]




I was also annoyed at the end of the book when the author decided to give patrick a heart attack, crash the ca
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Laura
It took me some time to get into the plot of this book.

3* The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)
4* The Preacher (Patrik Hedström, #2)
3* O cortador de pedras (Patrik Hedström, #3)
4* The Drowning (Patrik Hedström, #6)
TR The Hidden Child (Patrik Hedström, #5)
TR Fyrvaktaren (Patrik Hedström, #7)
Marisol
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 didnt 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 with ...more
Cátia Santos
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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... :)
Yoana
I guessed the killer halfway through. (view spoiler) I must be too old.

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Cátia
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
para mim Camilla e' sempre 5 estrelas, e mesmo assim são poucas. mas... e agora esperar pelo próximo?! demasiado doloroso.
Vickie Richens
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book, looking forward to reading the next one in the series
Ken Fredette
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a cliff hanger. You have to read the next book to find out whats happened!!!!
Ana Lúcia
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorei este livro...espero ansiosamente pelo próximo.
Menia
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Αν και στην αρχή η εναλλαγή προσώπων με κούρασε και έπρεπε να γυρίζω πίσω για να θυμάμαι ποιος ήταν ποιος, κάπου στη μέση του βιβλίου που έμαθα τους χαρακτήρες το βιβλίο με κέρδισε. Η πλοκή ήταν ενδιαφέρουσα και ιδιαίτερη.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Fjällbacka (10 books)
  • The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)
  • The Preacher (Patrik Hedström, #2)
  • Stenhuggaren (Patrik Hedström, #3)
  • Olycksfågeln (Patrik Hedström, #4)
  • The Hidden Child (Patrik Hedström, #5)
  • Fyrvaktaren (Patrik Hedström, #7)
  • Änglamakerskan (Patrik Hedström, #8)
  • Lejontämjaren (Patrik Hedström, #9)
  • Häxan (Patrik Hedström, #10)