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The Lost Boy
The Lost Boy | Camilla Läckberg
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Mats Sverin was Fjallbacka's financial director on a regeneration project worth millions. When he is found murdered, Detective Patrik Hedstrom must find answers.It seems Mats was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew - a man with something to hide...Is it just a coincidence that his high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has returned to the area? What does she know about who Mats really was?However, Nathalie has her own secret. Something has made her and her five-year-old son flee to their remote family home on the 'Ghost Isle'. And that is where she'll stay and shield her son from the evils of the world.But, as the murder investigation draws a blank, the police have to dig deeper - and before long, everyone's lives will be dragged into the light ...
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Andrew65
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This is one of the best books in the series so far. A good story, and police investigation to find out why a ‘nice‘ man has been shot! Alongside this we have a mystery surrounding a ‘ghost isle‘ and a woman trying to escape from a very abusive husband. Plenty to get your teeth stuck into in this book, although like with others in the series it could be shorter but that seems to be the style of these books. I loved the supporting characters.

Andrew65 #NordicNoir #CamillaLackberg #PatrikHedstrom Now caught up 🥳🥳🥳, now just to read the book for August. So finished Lars Kepler, up to date on this one and need to catch up on Jussi-Adler Olsen, still need to read books 3 - 8 😳 (edited) 2y
Andrew65 #ReadingEurope2020 Takes place mainly in Sweden with some taking place in Denmark. Using this book for Denmark as already have Sweden many tines this year. @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Remind me, what was the new series we were starting this month. Brain like a sieve as been focusing on plans for COVID 19. 2y
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Tove_Reads No worries, August discussion is 2 days away! 😂 2y
Tove_Reads Åsa Larsson, Sun strom. Have not written my review here yet, becsuse... ahem... yeah, the worst Snordic Noir book this year ☹️ 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Gulp, so not caught up! 🙈🤣🤷‍♂️ 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Oh dear, still have to see if I can get it whilst on holiday. 2y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Can get books 3 and 5 as ebooks, or books3-5 as audiobooks but not books 1 and 2 whilst we are away. Put in request for library to but book 1 as an ebook. (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB Can I read this book or should I read the first one in the series? 2y
Andrew65 @BarbaraBB No reason why you can‘t read this as a standalone, the plot is all within this book with nothing relating to the other books. Where characters are concerned it gives you the information you need within the book, you may miss a bit of character development but not impair enjoyment of the book. 2y
BarbaraBB Thanks! I need a book for Sweden and you always say so many good things about this author! 2y
Andrew65 @BarbaraBB She‘s the better of the Swedish authors I have read. 2y
Librarybelle Very nice! This sounds like a good book and definitely an author I need to read! 2y
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Andrew65
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Still playing catch-up on the Patrik Hedstrom Series for #NordicNoir, almost there!

EadieB I like this one the best of all of them. 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB That‘s a strong recommendation. Better feel so far than the last one. 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 still could be 100 pages shorter but the plot is good. 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB Couldn‘t they all 🤷‍♂️ 2y
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EadieB
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7th book Patrik Hedstom series. Best book so far. Mats Sverin, financial director for Fjallbacka, is murdered. Nathalie, Sverin‘s high school sweetheart, has returned to Fjallbacka with her 5 yr old son. Can she shed some light on Mats death? Does she have secrets of her own?
I found this book to be long-winded but the excellent plot held my attention. Lots of twists and turns kept me reading until the surprise cliffhanger ending. Recommended.

Andrew65 Great review 😊 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! Still way too long! 2y
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Andrew65 @EadieB I think that‘s not going to change with these books. 2y
EadieB @Andrew65 Probably not but the books seem like a real chore to read! Definitely parts could be cut out. 2y
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes they could! 2y
Crazeedi Sounds good! 2y
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EadieB
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#28 #BookandBlanket #LitsyBitsy

Reading this book today outside!

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Butterfinger
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I want to say "WOW! What awesome storytelling!" But I can't because there are about 100 extra pages that did nothing to the main plot other than to fulfill the purpose of a possible red herring. #NordicNoir @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 @EadieB @Crazeedi

Andrew65 If these books were more purposeful I think they could all be 100 pages shorter. #NordicNoir This would also improve them. 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch 👍❤️ 2y
LibrarianRyan I hate when a book is to long for the story. I‘m listening to one like that currently. 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Butterfinger I enjoy knowing the main characters and the families. The subplots that surround them don't bother me. I'm glad Bertil is happy. He is still going to do dumb things, but he is remorseful when his actions caused a death. 2y
AnneCecilie I like getting to know the characters and that they feel real and aren‘t stereotypes. And I like all the subplots and the distractions that Lackberg has in her crimes. I just like it better when Erica is a part of the story and not just sitting at home complaining about everything 2y
EadieB @Butterfinger @Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie I want Erica back into the murder mysteries. That's what we liked about the first book. I like Lackberg's writing but she is just too long-winded. 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Butterfinger I didn't see it coming. Lachberg did a good job making you guess till the end. 2y
Tove_Reads I think this was the good thing, because they felt somehow so far apart. 2y
AnneCecilie I didn‘t see that coming at all. Made the revelation a shock. 2y
EadieB @Butterfinger @Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie I like how it tied the different threads together. 2y
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Tove_Reads
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Butterfinger I liked how Lachberg tied an abused woman from the past to comfort the woman in the present. I liked it more than I did the Badis project. 2y
AnneCecilie For me it didn‘t really add that much. But it made the revelation about her kid a shock, at least to me. @Butterfinger 2y
EadieB @Butterfinger @Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie I like ghost stories so I enjoyed that part. 2y
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Butterfinger I would totally make donations to this cause. Get those women and children out of there. 2y
Tove_Reads Definitely a bold organization acting outside the books, but someone has to in these cases when everything legally acceptable has been done, but nothing helps. 2y
AnneCecilie I felt they did what they could to help the women and in cases of abuse someone has to help them. Considering the personal cost, the people working in these kinds of jobs are hero‘s. 2y
EadieB @Butterfinger @Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie I think an organization like this is a good thing in order to keep the women and children safe. 2y
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Butterfinger Extraneous. The book didn't need it. I guess it was used as a red herring. It just seems wasteful to add that story when it had nothing to do with the main mystery. If I had been Bertil, I would have thrown that cheap whiskey in Erlings face. 2y
Tove_Reads I found it to be weird and pointless, unless it had something to do with the next book. 2y
AnneCecilie I think @butterfinger is on to something, it was there to give us more people to suspect. It also shows how easy it is to fool Erling who thinks he is a man who knows everything. 2y
EadieB @Butterfinger @Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie I think it is setting up info for the next book. 2y
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Butterfinger Everything about it was so sad. I can understand why she needed to be drawn into that dark place. So sad how she is mad at Dan. I hope they have a breakthrough. 2y
Tove_Reads I‘m super tired of reading about how hard it is to be a mother. We get it. But, now E has three kids. I don‘t see it‘ll get better because of that. Anna has gone through too much, but I still hope she‘ll let Dan in and very soon. He‘s so good to her, and nothing is his fault. 2y
AnneCecilie I didn‘t like the cliffhanger and when this books starts, it‘s obvious that they all survived. I don‘t understand why she has to put Anna through so much pain. @Butterfinger @Tove_Reads 2y
EadieB Anna's pain is so unnecessary. She already had so much to deal with her husband's abuse. I'm getting tired of Erica's motherhood too. Erica needs to get back to work and Anne needs to treat Dan better. @AnneCecilie @Butterfinger @ToveReads 2y
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AnneCecilie
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A man is found murdered shot in his own home in Fjällbacka, at the same time his ex has just returned to the area.

The last book left us with several cliffhangers, and again Läckberg is moving fast and it‘s several months later, but we get to see the consequences

This books deals heavily with women that are abused by the husbands, and we meet several women who has run away, an organization that helps protect them and its employees

#NordicNoir

AnneCecilie This book will also fill one of my free squares on my #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks 2y
Andrew65 I‘ve still got to read The Drowning before this one. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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vlwelser
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I love this series. I probably say that every time I post about it. This is number 7. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a ton happening in this one and I didn't have it all figured out before the ending which is always good.

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Tove_Reads
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A man is found dead in his apartment. A woman lives a strange life on an island. The island has a gruesome history. Patrick is coping with life after a health crisis and Erica with life after a tragic accident. There was something essential missing from this book that I find in other Läckebergs, but I can't put my finger on it. I'm tired of their home life. Decent read, least fave in the series. #NordicNoir

EadieB I'm looking forward to this one. Sad to see not as good as others. 2y
Tove_Reads @EadieB Still worth to read it, but I‘m just tired of the family life aspect. It‘s ok in one or two books, but it gets of fast in crime books. Might be better than I gave it credit for, but I‘d like more of police work and Erica as a professional. 2y
EadieB @Tove_Reads I agree that her domestic life is getting too much and she needs to go back to work. Everyone likes the first book because she was working and now she is a boring character. 2y
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Ckbadara
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Mehso-so

This book was ok. I did not enjoy it as much as previous books in this series. It felt a little too long and definitely dragged in parts. It didn't hate it, and still wanted to finish reading, but I didn't love it.

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Well-ReadNeck
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The latest installment of the Patrik Hedstrom/Erica Falck series. Add to the normal Swedish mystery an isolated island with a creepy lighthouse that is rumored to be full of ghosts. Delish!

Moonpa Good series! 6y
[DELETED] 2232195534 I've only read the first book in this series, but definitely mean to read more! 6y
Read-eat-travel-repeat There are actually 2 more - Buried Angels and The Ice Child. I thought this one was the most recent too - for whatever reason, the other ones are harder to find. I think that the English translations and US releases are behind the Swedish ones. I'm going to have to order them through ILL , I can't wait! 6y
SarahK The next 2 are available in the U.K. And they have been out for while. I know because after The Drowning I ordered the next 3 on Amazon to find out what happens 6y
BethFishReads I'm about 2 behind. Love these books 6y
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howjessicareads
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I love this series! I was happy to see the cliffhanger from the last book mostly resolved.

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Matilda
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I've just started and already there's been a car accident; death; a woman fleeing to an island with her son; and ghosts! I'm excited.

Vinjii I'm mostly interested in the peanut butter chocolate you've got there. They look yum. 6y
Matilda @Vinjii they are! Justin's. So good. 6y
Bookgirl Very curious to see what you think. I ended up not liking this much 6y
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CynCruz23 Justin's go with every book! 😍 6y
Matilda @CynCruz23 good point! 6y
Matilda @Bookgirl I can see crime fans, especially of Swedish crime, being fans. Lots of characters and things to keep you interested. I started losing a bit of it holding my attention for like 15% towards the end. I had figured a good deal out and the rest I didn't need but that's subjective for what I like. I could have done without what felt problematic to me of having the gay husband rape his wife. 6y
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Bookgirl
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I feel a little bad not liking an ARC from NetGalley. Seems so ungrateful! But this is not a successful book. There are some good ideas here, good characters, and a twist I didn't expect. That said, it's a mess. Far too many plot points that are pointless, far too many character POVs that aren't needed, and just a general lack of a good editor. I don't recommend this.

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SarahK
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Reading problem #327 only 70 pages left in a book and you're tired. I mean obviously you stay up to finish the book. (Also please excuse all the bookish crimes against humanity visible in this photo 😊)

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SarahK
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#recommendsday I'm just going to recommend what I'm reading. The Fjallbacka series by Camilla Lackberg is really good. This one definitely has me guessing.

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Bookgirl
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Only clocked an hour and 18 minutes of reading today due to my weekend trip with my daughter. I'm not complaining; any time I can bond with my teen is totally worth it. Now I've moved from one kind of "Lost" to another as we continue our binge of the TV show on Netflix. (Yay for iPads!) Nope, I never watched it back when it was running, and now I'm so glad I didn't as we get to experience it together! #24in48 #morelike4in48? #LostBinge #GirlsTrip

Megabooks Oh I loved Lost! Enjoy! 6y
Gayan I am such a Lostie. I've probably seen the whole series at least 7 times. 6y
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Bookgirl
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Sneaking in a little reading for #24in48. So far this book has at least 8 different viewpoints from the present and 2 from the past. A few pages at a time, at most, from each POV. Feeling a bit scattered. Hope it improves!