PDF DOWNLOAD [The Stonecutter] AUTHOR Camilla Lackberg
Tives while an historic secondary tale unfold in intervening chapters There is a lot of heart searching reminiscing thoughts by all the characters and very detailed descriptions of the movements in meeting and other encounters uite a bit of padding out There are the usual Lackberg effect where the characters obtain vital evidence by letter note or phone call but do t let the reader know the contents until much later I find this irritating especially as usuall several chapters of padding may follow THE STONECUTTER is written by Camilla Lackberg and translated from the Swedish by Steven T Murray The title is Book "3 OF THE PATRIK HEDSTROM FJALLBACKA "of the Patrik Hedstrom Fjallbacka body of a young child is pulled out of the sea BY A LOCAL LOBSTERMANTHIS IS ONLY a local lobstermanThis is only strand of a many many layered web of secrets and betrayals The plot touches on parental cruelties deceit selfishness to the extreme fundamental religious extremism the very dedicated Tanumshede Police Force investigation led by Patrik Hedstrom postnatal depression poison family abuse and murderThe characters of Erica Falck and Patrik Hedstrom are pivotal in the story and the Swedish coastal town of Fjallbacka is a character in its own rightNoir at its darkest and grittiest Not to be missed 5 starsMagnus Kjellner has been missing for several months His wife Cia visits the police station every Wednesday to ask Detective Patrik Hedstrom if there is any progress On the last visist he tells Cia that he thinks Magnus is deceasedMeanwhile Patrick s wife Erica Falck is very far along in her pregnancy with twins Their other child Maja is acting up and whinyChristian Thydell has ust published his first novel called The Mermaid It is a tortured story but also has hope He is a friend and pr. D his partner Erica knew well He knows the real uestion and answer lies with why What he does not know is how this case will reach into the dark heart of Fjallbacka and the town's past and tear aside its idyllic facade perhaps forev. ,
Necutter the third in Lckberg s series is no different from the earlier novels in both these respects But it doesn t
Uite Measure Up To Themmeasure up to them it s relatively predictable despite its complexityWe first meet the stonecutter of the title "In 1923 We Follow Him The Young "1923 We follow him the young he falls in love with and their descendants through the nine decades that follow Meanwhile in alternating scenes we find our way back into the lives of Lckberg s two protagonists detective Patrik Hedstrm and crime writer Ericka Falck who are now living together with their two month old daughter Ericka is experiencing post partum depression and resents all the time Patrik spends on his ob The resentment multiplies when he is assigned to the case of a seven year old girl who has been found floating dead by the shoreGiven that The Stonecutter is a mystery novel we naturally expect that the two plotlines will somehow intersect But that s a long way coming In the course of the story we are introduced to the lives of the dead girl s parents grandparents great grandparents and next door neighbors Patrik s mother Ericka s sister and four of Patrik s colleagues at the Tanumshede police station "And these are ust the major characters Lckberg drills down deeply enough into all their "these are ust the major characters Lckberg drills down deeply enough into all their that we feel we ve met them Unfortunately so many of them are stupid self destructive psychotic or otherwise deeply damaged that we re left shivering by the end Lckberg is a skillful writer but it would be a stretch to say that her novels are fun to read The Stonecutter is the third in the Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck series which began with The stone cutter saga is written in the normal style of Lackberg with a simple murder case being pursued by the local detec. N's net But the post mortem reveals that this is no case of accidental drowning Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has ust become a father It is his grim task to discover who could be behind the methodical murder of a child both he an. ,
This book has so many strands which are patiently woven together It isn t until the second half of the book that *we begin to get and inkling how they fit together You suspect the backstory and *begin to get and inkling how they fit together You suspect the backstory and protagonist for together but it is well into the book when it is revealed This is "protagonist for together but it is well into the book when it is revealed This is 5th book by this author that I ve read I have bought the rest of the series and am saving them up for future enjoyment I like the observations and details that show it s by a female writer and the sense of place in a small seaside town provides a feeling of being set in reality My only very minor issue is that with most of the series the title bears relatively little relevance to the story there is a stonecutter character in this one but he s not major and not the chief villain as you might expect from the title maybe it s a translation issue Anyway thoroughly recommend this book and the series Camilla Lackberg always writes a good crime thriller I have not read one that I did not enjoy The Stonecutter is perhaps the best of them There is a high bar here to be reached as there are many great crime writers around at the moment but this is an
excellent crime thriller I like the way the mundane family life pregnancy and bringing up children andcrime thriller I like the way the mundane family life pregnancy and bringing up children and grossly sadistic combine with ease in her writing In fact I suspect that the two combine to make the dramatic and dire seem all the so All credit to Ms Lackberg another great crime thriller from a person who has already produced some great work Camilla Lckberg is Sweden s best selling native author and it s not difficult to understand why The series of detective novels she has set in the small seaside town of Fjllbacka features complex plots and three dimensional characters lots of them The Sto. The third psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg The remote resort of Fjallbacka has seen its share of tragedy though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherma.