The Stonecutter (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 3) by Camilla LackbergThe Stonecutter (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 3) by Camilla Lackberg

The Stonecutter (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 3)

byCamilla Lackberg

Paperback | February 28, 2012

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The third psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Läckberg.The remote resort of Fjällbacka has seen its share of tragedy, though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherman's net. But this was no accidental drowning.Local detective Patrik Hedström has just become a father. It is his grim task to discover who could be behind the murder of a child both he and his partner Erica knew well.What he does not know is how the case will reach into the dark heart of Fjällbacka and tear aside its idyllic façade, perhaps forever.
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 Stonecutter (Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 3)Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pagesPublished:February 28, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007420765

ISBN - 13:9780007420766

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic to the end! This is another great read of intrigue & suspense! Loved it! I loved the protagonist...she maintained my interest until the end!
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Stone Cutter Easily readable book, part of a series which is developing nicely. I managed to solve this murder which was a bit exciting. It is always nice to realize you have organized things correctly.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from She never fails. Lackberg 's books always gets me so involved with the characters that I can't put her books down.
Date published: 2013-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stonecutter OK I guess. Wouldn't run out to by it. Really rather forgettable.
Date published: 2013-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent murder Going back and forth in time, this mystery has many facets. Each of the characters is portrayed with empathy and are very believable. Even the crash and burn of a fellow police officer that the reader could so easily hate, is shown with a certain clarity that brings about a fate you can honestly feel bad about. And the wonderful relationship between the main characters Patrik and Erica is growing and changing realistically. I love this author!
Date published: 2013-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another series to add to my list I do a rotating display at the library on genres and authors. This last month I featured Scandinavian authors. I've read many of the authors I featured, but Camilla Lackberg was new to me. The Stonecutter is the third book in her series set in Fjall­backa, Sweden that features Detective Patrik Hedstrom. A local fisherman hauling in his nets draws up an unexpected and grisly catch - the body of a young girl. When Patrik is called to the scene, he is horrified to realize he knows the girl. Further investigation reveals that the drowning was no accident. The present day chapters dealing with Patrik's investigation are alternated with chapters detailing a story beginning in 1923, set in the same village. The two narratives seemed to have no connection to each other whatsoever in the beginning, but I was fascinated by the older story as well. More and more of the past is revealed with every chapter and I started to get an inkling of where the two narratives might meet. I quite enjoyed having the story slowly but deliciously pieced together. Lackberg has done an excellent job with her plotting - it's intriguing and inventive. Although Patrik is the lead protagonist, there are other recurring characters that are just as well drawn and developed. Patrik's girlfriend Erica has just given birth to their first child and is having great difficulty coping. His colleagues at the station run the gamut - from keen to lazy to dangerous. The townsfolk are a mixed bunch - all with secrets it seems. I enjoy a series that lets us 'know' the characters and see their lives evolve from book to book. Lackberg's mystery is excellent, but I also appreciated the depth with which she explored the psyches of all involved - both police and suspects. The theme of relationships is explored in many forms - especially that of parent/child. These explorations were the most frightening parts of the book. There are sub plots never fully wrapped up as well, which was okay - the ending has only left me eager to read the next in the series - The Gallows Bird. A great read and a new addition to my list of must read mystery authors.
Date published: 2013-02-04

Editorial Reviews

'The Stonecutter, by Camilla Läckberg . continues her excellent series. The main narrative is cleverly interspersed with flashbacks from the past, the relevance of which becomes apparent as the novel progresses. Läckberg is particularly good at portraying the claustrophobia of a small community in which everyone knows everyone else and the police may well be friends with killers' Marcel Berlins, The Times'Camilla Läckberg is probably the hottest female writer in Sweden at the moment. Läckberg's job is to make the reader pleasurably uncomfortable - one of her ironclad skills' Barry Forshaw, Independent'Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror. a must for white-knuckle junkies' Guardian'Another top-class Scandinavian crime writer reaches the British market' The Times'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