Swedish Title: Predikanten
Publication date : 2004
English Publication: 2009
During an unusually hot July, detective Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck are enjoying a rare week at home together, nervous and excited about the imminent birth of their first baby. Across town, however, a six-year-old boy makes a gruesome discovery that will ravage their little tourist community and catapult Patrik into the center of a terrifying murder case.
The boy has stumbled upon the brutally murdered body of a young woman, and Patrik is immediately called to lead the investigation. Things get even worse when his team uncovers, buried beneath the victim, the skeletons of two campers whose disappearance had baffled police for decades. The three victims’ injuries seem to be the work of the same killer, but that is impossible: the main suspect in the original kidnappings committed suicide twenty-four years ago.
When yet another young girl disappears and panic begins to spread, Patrik leads a desperate manhunt to track down a ruthless serial killer before he strikes again.
The second book by Camilla Lackberg. Another good book.
This time she chose to tell us a story with a religious theme.
The story begins with a young child who discovers a female cadaver. The police discover underneath it two skeletons and they believe that it belongs to two female teens, Siv Lantin and Mona Thernblad, who disappeared in 1979.
Patrick is leading the searches of finding the murderer of the female and the clues lead him to the Hunt Family, a religious family. Soon after the dead woman’s body is found, another girl goes missing.
Camilla writes about Erika’s sister’s life, about her marriage problems which will form an internal theme.
Patrick has to deal with all the problems from the work caused by his colleagues and boss (which I find it quite entertaining ) and with the fact that his girlfriend, Erika, is pregnant with their first child.
I don’t want to say more about the story itself because I feel that I don’t want to be a spoiler about it.
It is a good book. Is better than the first one, The Ice Princess. The story is well written, the characters are as always enjoyable to know and the surprise is always around the corner. I just love Camilla’s work, her writing. She’s the Queen of Swedish Crime Book and she will always be in my heart.
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