The Preacher (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 2) by Camilla LackbergThe Preacher (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 2) by Camilla Lackberg

The Preacher (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 2)

byCamilla Lackberg

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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The second psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Läckberg.In the fishing community of Fjallbacka, life is remote, peaceful - and for some, tragically short.Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock.Local detective Patrik Hedstrom, expecting a baby with his girlfriend Erica, can only imagine what it is like to lose a child. When a second young girl goes missing, Hedstrom's attention focuses on the Hults, a feuding clan of misfits, relgious fanatics and criminals. The suspect list is long but time is short - which of this family's dark secrets will provide the vital clue?
Camilla Lackberg is a worldwide bestseller renowned for her brilliant contemporary psychological thrillers. Her novels have sold over 20 million copies in 55 countries with translations into 37 languages.
Title:The Preacher (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pagesPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007421575

ISBN - 13:9780007421572


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great suspense from this awesome Swedish author. If you want mystery and suspense you have it in her books.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great book in the series This book was just as good as her first, The Ice Princess. Once again, I was not able to predict the ending and could not put it down. Lackberg is a great thriller author! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great 2nd book in the series Actual rating was a 4.5 / 5. I really enjoyed this, even more than the first. Lackerg does such a great job to develop the characters and explain the relations between them, aside from just focusing on the mystery at all times.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it A good read, I was surprised
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Passable I enjoyed the first two novels but found The Stonecutter to random and far too whiny. Way too negative and had trouble finishing it.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ice Princess My first book by this author , awesome , well written , well planned out , loved the characters , will definitely read her next book
Date published: 2015-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Camilla Lackberg First time I have read any of her books. Preview looked so good I bought the 1st set of three. I have now bought the next set. They are excellent
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ice Princess, THe Preache, The Stone Cutter Oh my goodness, I really enjoyed these stories. I wanted to read them more slowly than I did but I had to know who, what and where. I was sad to actually come to the end of each story simply because I did not want them to end. I will continue to order Camilla's stories. I consistently changed my mind on " who done it".
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The preacher I enjoyed the book. Also enjoyed The Ice Princess by Lackberg. It kept me guessing and anxious to find out "who dunnit". She is a good thriller writer.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Camila Lack berg books Very well written and engaging. 10 out of 10. Looked forward to the next page and the next. The characters are well developed. The scenery is well described and the plot is devious and mysterious
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put down! This trilogy was my first exposure to Camila's work. I loved all three of them. I quite enjoy how she has a couple-few story lines and pulls them all together at the end. It keeps you guessing so you keep turning the pages.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Camilla Lackberg Three good reads, each story got better with more twists & turns that kept you guessing . Will get more of her stories .
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crime thrillers 1_3 3 great reads love the twist ending , cant wait for the next edition need to know what happens next.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exciting reading Her books are extremely interesting you never know where they are going just as you think you have figured it all out they change Love all the characters and interaction amongst them The background stories and family sagas are a nice way to move around the mysteries Its fun having 3 books in one and being able to continue the story through to the conclusion I have enjoyed each story and will continue reading her books
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put the series down Lackberg leaves you wanting to know what happens next - the next line, the next chapter, the next book There's always a little teaser at the end to carry you forward to the next book. Addictive.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Camilla Lackberg I found these intriguing and they kept me thinking! I love the way the novels build on each other, I am going to find the next one she has written!
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The ice princess and the preacher Two good stories
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I recently stumbled upon the novel 'buried angels', and have been held in the authors grasp ever since. I can not put her books down. I have started at the start of the series. I hadn't known when I started the first book that it was a whole collection. But now I am entirely glad that there's more books to read. I love the characters! Everything flows brilliantly well together, following the dramatics within each characters lives and following the initial plot of the murders makes it near impossible to put them down or even break between novels. I can never guess the ending and this is something that provides a exciting challenge - maybe I will figure it out this time! Love love love this author. I am now a groupie lol. xD
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great story I just love this author. The characters are three dimensional, real people. The story has a fabulous pace and the ending was quite a surprise. Another great read!
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3 Swedish crime thriller novel: The Really enjoyable reading...looking forward to more from this author. Smartly done!
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mystery A body is found in a cleft of some rocks on a hot summer morning and Patrik is up for the investigation if only to get out of the house. A very pregnant Erica and unwelcome house guests make the already hot summer season more uncomfortable. But when he gets to the crime scene, he finds that there are two more skeletons under the corpse. These lead to a cold case that was almost solved until the main suspect committed suicide. So is this a copy cat crime or was the suicide a hoax? Dredging into the depths of a strange family brings Patrik to one certain conclusion. Not only is he ready to take on the investigation but also the larger thing that are looming in his life - fatherhood.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lorraine young Great read very interesting plot hard to put down.
Date published: 2013-03-31

Editorial Reviews

Praise for 'The Preacher':'[Lackberg] is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror . a must for white-knuckle junkies' Guardian'An entertaining storyteller [who] keeps us guessing' Independent'It's worth keeping an eye on Camilla Läckberg, whose second novel, The Preacher, is a cracker . the plotting is immaculate and the villain proves to be thoroughly and inventively unpleasant' Independent'Both chilling and thrilling' The Sun'A welcome addition to the swelling ranks of Scandinavian crime writers. a good, solid read' Irish IndependentPraise for 'The Ice Princess':'Another top-class Scandinavian crime writer reaches the British market' The Times'A welcome new voice in crime fiction' Woman & Home'Has a brooding quality redolent of its barren Swedish landscapes. intriguing and not a little disturbing' Irish Times'Chilly, deceptive and lucid, just like the icy environment it describes' Literary Review'Heart-stopping and heart-warming, 'The Ice Princess' is a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid"Camilla Lackberg is a more than welcome addition to the growing ranks of Scandinavian crime writers translated into English. With its sharp emotional nuances and psychological insight, 'The Ice Princess' builds in suspense as the author turns her clear eye on the buried secrets and contemporary relationships of a small, isolated community. I predict that Fjallbacka and its crimes and people will soon be as poplular here as they are in her native Sweden" Peter Robinson