"Die erfolgreichste Schriftstellerin Schwedens." Brigitte
Als die kleine Linnea Berg vermisst gemeldet wird, starten die Bewohner von Fjällbacka eine Suchaktion in den umliegenden Wäldern. Schon einmal wurde ein Mädchen dort getötet. Dreißig Jahre ist das nun her. Damals fand man Stella Strand an dem einsam gelegenen Waldsee. Zwei 13-Jährige bekannten sich zur Tat – um...more
The pacing isn't quite right as everything unwinds slowly with attention to detail, only to suddenly ...more
Häxan är den senaste boken i Fjällbacka serien. Tro det eller ej, men jag hade faktiskt aldrig läst någon bok i serien innan jag läste denna. Men jag tyckte att handlingen verkade så spännande och bestämde mig för att testa serien genom att läsa denna bok. Nu är böcker med barnamord något av det jobbigaste som finns att läsa och det var definitivt jobbigt att sitta med vetskapen att Linnea var död medan skallgångskedjan pågick, m ...more
Of the previous novels I’ve read in the Fjällbacka series featuring Patrik Hedström and Erika Falck there are a couple I really liked, the rest I wasn’t crazy about. This one, I guess falls somewhere in the middle. It’s a very long novel with many characters – some no ...more
Onto my actual thoughts o ...more
Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle and Georges Simenon please forgive Camilla Lackberg.
The policemen are as dumb as they come. They search houses and miss evidence, they have second thoughts or trails to follow but dismiss them because they have better things to do (i.e. attending weddings or getting drunk), they keep repeating the same mistakes without flinching and, as this wasn't enough, the whole premise of the book is based on the worst police w ...more
When four year old Nea Berg goes missing from her home alarm bells ring because she is missing from the same farm where four year old Stella Strand was murdered 32 years previously. Two teenagers were convicted of Stella's murder, based on their retracted confess ...more
The water rippled gently around her, the surface disturbed only when a dragonfly occasionally landed, spreading tiny rings in its wake. The transformation had begun and gradually she would become one with the woods and the water. If no one found her, nature would run its usual course until she became part of it.
So far no one knew she was gone.
Some reviewers stated that the book had far to many characters that made the story difficult to follow. At first I ...more
I love to read crime fiction, but few authors understand that I also need a happy, friendly or family context to be able to digest such incomprehensible human behaviour as murder and violence. And if I am to read about atrocities, then the pleasant parallel story ...more
and later, his wife Erica Falck is a MUST read if you love crime fiction with slow thrills and back stories of characters that are linked to the crime being featured in the books. When you pick up a book from Lackberg's series, you are not just there for the blood and the gore or the suspense of who is the criminal but also for well ...more
This is the last published book of the Fjällbacka series and the lengthiest one as well. This book had all the things that make a mystery book enjoyable - it has rhythm, suspense and the perpetrator is not immediately obvious. One of the things I enjoy m ...more
The Girl in the Woods has an added twist, a back story set in the 1670s in which a local woman is accused of being a witch. The l ...more
A complicated story between a famous Hollywood star, a group of Syrian refugees, an arson, a missing child, the old case of a child murder and... a witch trial 350years ago...
I love this book as i loved every one of the Fjällbacka series. I think it's well written, with three timeframes and a lot of different but interesting characters. It's a bit darker that the previous books but the plot is strong and with twists as the key players change many times. ...more
The main story is that set in the present day of the disappearance of four-year old Nea Berg from ...more
I am happy having read the recent #10 book in the series, it's been a while since I read ninth book and loved to return to new story set in Fjallbacka/ Patric Hedstrom detective series and his smart wife Erika, who really solves and gives best tips ever :)
I gave the book 4.5 stars, so very close to have full rating, still there were few items I felt against the smooth plot. The cover is impressive! So much fits t ...more
There's a loooot going on in this book:
A little girl dies in the woods, reminding everyone of a similar crime that happened in the same spot 30 years before. People start wondering if the culprits are the same (the past must be digged) or if the refugies (that are ...more
Zwei Kinder, Opfer ihrer Hilflosigkeit und Wut.
Der Fluch einer 1672 hingerichteten Hexe, der auch über 300 Jahre später noch
wirksam zu sein scheint...
Die Eishexe ist ein sehr komplexer Kriminalroman.
Mord, Mobbing und Rassismus prägen die Handlung.
Amüsant fand ich die Liebe der Schweden zum Kaffee.
Ich habe vorher noch nie ein Buch gelesen, indem die Ermittler
bei ihren Befragungen so viel Kaffee trinken durften...
As always, I loved the descriptio ...more
Regarding the story: I liked the way we fol ...more
Camilla Lackberg takes on many topics in this book: bullying, racism, a stigma around homosexuality. As well, there are three timelines occurring at different parts of the book. The 17th century one was extraneous and just added to a 581 page count. So did I like the book? Yes, with reservations. This is the 10th book in a series in which L ...more
I think it's one of the best crime stories I have ever read. Läckberg decided to touch some very serious and sensitive problems of today's society such as bullying and refugees. Aha has also managed to create a great mystery around the crimes, without the need for unnecessary bloodshed, which I appreciated.
There are three stories in this book, the story of Elin, which takes place in the 17th ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Adult Mystery/ Suspense? Two time periods/ storylines: Little girl is missing on family's farm & found dead by a lake. 20-30 years later, actress reluctantly returns to same hometown for filming, she's suspected of killing girl. Read 2017-2018. [s]||13||60||Jan 17, 2021 09:31AM|
|Nordic Book Club: November 2018 - The Girl In The Woods||1||15||Nov 14, 2018 02:54PM|
|Thriller fans: Thrillerreeks - Patrik Hedstrom 10||22||29||Aug 03, 2018 01:43AM|