The Preacher

The Preacher

eBook - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
The discovery of two murder victims who were killed twenty years earlier is complicated by the body of a third, recent victim at the same location, a case that compels detective Patrik Hedstrom to investigate a feuding clan of misfits, religious fanatics, and criminals.

Simon and Schuster
Hot on the heels of her phenomenal American debut, The Ice Princess, Camilla Läckberg brings readers back to the quiet, isolated fishing village in Sweden where dangerous secrets lie just beneath the community’s tranquil surface.

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.

Publisher: London : Harper, 2010
ISBN: 9781451621785
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Murray, Steven T.
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Feb 26, 2019

Loved it!

Oct 22, 2018

Excellent series!! Highly recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby Audiobook available thru MNLINK.

Nov 11, 2015

Second book in this series after Ice Princess. Not too simple or complex. All characters continue their growth very nicely. Really good read!

Feb 05, 2013

I enjoyed the story in this book more than her first book, The Ice Princess. It was much more complex and harder to follow b/c their were so many characters especially in the Hult family whom this book centers around. I read in someone else's review that it was recommended that you chart the characters and I which I had read that review before I started reading the book b/c it can be very confusing at times. I will keep that it mind for the third book, The StoneCutter b/c it is my understanding there are quite a few characters in that book as well.
The story has flashbacks that coincide with the murders of the girls that lend an interesting personal note and allow you to sympathize with the victims. This, as it has been said, is more of our protagonist Patrik's story then it is Erica's, who is at home pregnant, which is a little disappointing as I liked what Erica had to contribute in The Ice Princess. Again, looking forward to book three in this series.

Jul 16, 2012

Another enjoyable mystery from Camilla Lackberg. Patrik Hedstrom must work quickly to figure out what the link is between two skeletons and one newly dead body dumped in Fjallbacka because now another girl has gone missing. Good story, my only complaint would be that Patrik's partner, Erica has a very minor role in the story. Just because Erica is 8 months pregnant shouldn't mean she can't help out with the investigation! Oh well, looking forward to more books by this author.

Jul 05, 2012

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.

Mar 16, 2012

In this sequel to "The Ice Princess", Lackberg once again tells a story about a horrible murder that soon leads to others....some new, some from the past. They seem to all revolve around a family that have long held a privileged position in society in this small Swedish town. Down at the police station, poor Patrik has his hands full. His usually boorish boss is acting strangely human, his girlfriend is 8 months pregnant, they're in the middle of a sweltering heat wave & the bodies just keep coming. Building on the first book, all the characters are back & story lines evolve well. My only criticism comes with Anna, Erica' sister, who can be annoying at times. All in all, a good thriller that keeps you reading as you just have to know how this convoluted plot plays out. Look forward to the next one.

mayfairlady Feb 27, 2012

a bit predictable but enjoyable mystery

Jan 04, 2012

Excellent read. Lots of twists and turns of plot. The author keeps you guessing with each turn of events.

Dec 31, 2011

Mystery, Sweden
Author has mult awards

2nd in series - Ice Princess first

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