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Morská panna

(Fjällbacka #6)

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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  13,430 ratings  ·  1,124 reviews
Vo Fjällbacke bez stopy zmizol muž. Hoci Patrik Hedström a jeho policajní kolegovia sú v stopercentnom nasadení, nedarí sa im zistiť, či je živý, alebo mŕtvy. Po troch mesiacoch ho nájdu – zavraždeného, zamrznutého v ľade. Keď vysvitne, že jeden z mužových priateľov, spisovateľ Christian Thydell, dostáva viac ako rok anonymné výhražné listy, situácia sa ešte väčšmi skompli ...more
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published 2013 by SLOVART (first published May 28th 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
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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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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Alan Cotterell
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Not sure how but I did manage to finish it! So it gets 2 stars. I increasingly find Erika more and more of an interfering.... And Patrik the most useless police officer ever.
Unfortunately I still have 2 more of this series waiting to be read.
Sara
Jan 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eh, phoning-it-in, mystery
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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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
Cat
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2018
Wow! To think that I had not read Camilla Läckberg in more than three years...

Anyway, it was quite ok to be back in Fjällbacka, even though I barely remembered what had happened in the fifth book. And even though Läckberg can hardly be considered my favourite crime writer.

In this book we have an engrossing mystery. However the resolution was kind of a let-down for me. And that information-withholding thing Camilla Läckberg has already got us used to was annoying. Especially at a particular point
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Elizabeth
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book and all the many characters woven into the plot. Okay Camilla what is next in the series?
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
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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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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Susan
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
The Drowning While I have enjoyed most of Lackberg's books in the Patrick Hedstrom series, I was disappointed in this one. True, she did have the same interesting characters, both Patrick and Erica, his co-workers at the police station and Erica's sister, Anna. Unfortunately, in this book they were all pessimistic, discouraged and worried to death over slight things. Patrick and Erica's daughter, Maja, came across as a terror. I have a lot of respect for Patrick and Erica but if they can't outsm ...more
Gwenn
Sep 29, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very disappointed; little to no forward momentum in the first 400 pages, and lots of red herrings. The pace picks up finally, but resolution ( SPOILERS FOLLOW) pivots on revealing that a suspect has both schizophrenia and "split personality." I mentally threw the book against the wall at this point, as the suspect until the last 50 pages led a fully functional adult life totally inconsistent with having schizophrenia, and the entire medical community has now disavowed the existence of "dual pers ...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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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
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
Sarah
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
Yoana
I guessed the killer halfway through. (view spoiler) I must be too old.

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Faith
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, overdrive, dnf
Almost 500 pages of extraneous domestic details. It was taking forever to get to the point so I gave up.
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!!!!
Filipa
Camilla sure never disappoints! I love her books!
Albert
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg is book #6 in the Patrick Hedstrom series and for fans of these tales of crime and mystery, Lackberg serves up another dark and childhood trauma that comes back to haunt the adults in her home town of Fjallbacka, Sweden.

Crime writer Erica Falck's good friend and researcher, Christian Thydell has finally written his own novel; The Mermaid. It is met with tremendous success and changes Christian's life immediately. What it changes most however is his anonymity. Unk
...more
Clara
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is the best one of the author I have read so far. The mystery was so interesting and I had my theories, and the author crushed them. I had no idea who the killer was, and it was brilliant when it was revealed, just brilliant. It was complicated, and I really liked it because I never, ever thought of that person. I highly recommend it.

Este es el libro que más me gustó de la autora, el misterio me resultó muy interesante desde el principio. La resolución me sorprendió muchísimo, nunca
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Tatiana
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-s-big-books
Every time I read a Camilla Lackberg's book it has been a year since I've read the previous one.
Rediscovering the characters and all, this is probably the best book in the series so far.
Hopefully I'll pick up the next one very soon, that cliffhanger is killing me.
Susan
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My least favorite of the Fjallbacka series so far. It had some hokey parts to the plot line and the ending was like "what, no, you can't do that!" Fjallbacka may be losing its grip on me...I just need one more to get me through this election :)
Janice
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: patrik-hedstrom
OMG - a cliffhanger! I must get the next one ASAP - if you like detective/mystery series she's great, give this series a try.
Christie Diamont
Camilla does the same thing as she does in all her books, she captivates you in the story.This particular one despite having a good storyline the finale was a bit meh for me, meaning i expected something more that the pretty obvious.
Linda  Branham Greenwell
A friend of Erica's , Christian, has written a book, The Mermaid. It is selling well
Patrick, police officer, is working on the disappearance of a man, Magnus, who had no enemies and was liked by everyone
First we learn that Christian has been receiving threatening letters from an anonymous person - even before the book is released.
We also hear about the past from an unknown person - brief stories written in italics. It is the disheartening story as told by a child whose mother died and was taken
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Before she became one of Sweden’s most popular crime writers, Camilla Läckberg (b. 1974) worked as a marketing director and product manager for several years. Her first two crime novels, Isprinsessan (The Ice Princess) and Predikanten (The Preacher), received rave reviews from the Swedish press and quickly found a large readership. But her big breakthrough came when Stenhuggaren (The Stonecutter) ...more

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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)
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