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The Preacher

Fiction: Mystery & Detective
Unabridged   15.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/01/2011

The Preacher

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Audio CD ISBN:9781615735488
Digital Download ISBN:9781615735495


The second in the internationally bestselling Swedish thriller series that began with The Ice Princess.

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Product Description

In the fishing community of Fjällbacka, 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, religious fanatics and criminals. The suspect list is long but time is short—which of this family’s dark secrets will provide the vital clue?


“Fans of Stieg Larsson novels hungry for brooding explorations of the dark side of Swedish society will find much to appreciate in Läckberg’s second mystery, following The Ice Princess. . . . [Narrator David] Thorn’s gravelly baritone underlines the brutal murders and ominous undercurrents, fueled by dark family secrets.”

“Springs to life in audio.”
      —The Bookwatch

“Those seeking a successor to the late Stieg Larsson as the doyen of Scandinavian crime fiction should look to the Swedish author of this gripping thriller.”
      —The Washington Post

“Camilla Läckberg is not ‘the next Stieg Larsson’—she’s better.”

“A clever plot and in-depth characterization aren’t the only qualities that elevate The Preacher above most other thrillers. . . .The Preacher can go up against the Larsson books head-on when it comes to narrative drive and skillful exploration of family secrets.”
      —Washington Post

“Läckberg’s many-layered story features plot twists and turns galore. Especially effective are her flashbacks . . . Highly recommended for readers who like mysteries set in foreign countries.”
      —Library Journal

“[Läckberg] is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror! A must for white-knuckle junkies.”

“A welcome addition to the swelling ranks of Scandinavian crime writers!”
      —Irish Independent

Author Bio

CAMILLA LÄCKBERG graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics and moved to Stockholm, where she worked for a few years as an economist. A course in creative crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. Her first four novels have all became Swedish number one bestsellers. She lives in a suburb of Stockholm.