The Lost Boy by Camilla Lackberg
(Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck)

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In a horrifying conclusion, all the various threads of Sverin's life are woven into a tapestry of lost lives and futile hopes. The Lost Boy is a complex and brilliant novel, but is one of Lackberg’s darkest stories.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

From the #1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation, Camilla Lackberg’s latest psychological thriller ensnares Detective Patrik Hedstrom in a confounding new murder case.


Detective Patrik Hedstrom is no stranger to tragedy. A murder case concerning Fjällbacka’s dead financial director, Mats Sverin, is a grim but useful distraction from his recent family misfortunes.



It seems Sverin was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew — a man with something to hide . . .



His high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has just returned to Fjällbacka with her five-year-old son — perhaps can she shed some light on who Sverin really was?



However, Nathalie has her own secret. If it’s discovered, she will lose her only child. As the investigation stalls, the police have many questions. But there is only one that matters: Is there anything a mother would not do to protect her child?
 

About Camilla Lackberg

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Born in 1974, Camilla Lackberg graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics, before moving to Stockholm where she worked for a few years as an economist. However, a course in creative crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. Her seven Fjallbacka novels have all become No 1 bestsellers across Scandanavia. She lives in a suburb of Stockholm with her three children.
 
Published October 4, 2016 by Pegasus Books. 495 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology, Crime, Education & Reference, Travel. Fiction
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All: 3 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
on Jul 19 2016

The resolute avoidance of anything that smacks of exposition slows the pace to a crawl and makes it hard to sift the wheat from the chaff but also gives this glum tale a certain majesty.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by D. R. Meredith on Nov 04 2016

In a horrifying conclusion, all the various threads of Sverin's life are woven into a tapestry of lost lives and futile hopes. The Lost Boy is a complex and brilliant novel, but is one of Lackberg’s darkest stories.

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Star Tribune

Above average
Reviewed by DAVE SHAFFER on Oct 28 2016

Strange things happen on the island, and fishy things happen in the hotel project, but the murder investigation stalls as Hedström and his wife struggle with family issues and newborn twins. The mystery unravels in the final pages with a harrowing ending.

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