Search Results: "Camilla Läckberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGER by Camilla Läckberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Patrik's still no great shakes as a detective—people keep bringing him crucial evidence other cops would have to hunt for—but the surprising punch the big reveal packs makes this the best of Läckberg's four appearances in English to date."
Fjällbacka, which must already be the most crime-ridden little town in Sweden (The Stonecutter, 2012, etc.), gets both a serial killer and a reality program. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BOY by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 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."
Under all the massive weight of circumstance and suffering, the latest case for the sorely tried Tanumshede police is a tale of mothers and their children. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Filled with Hitchcock-ian twists, Läckberg's latest mesmerizes."
After publishing his debut novel to critical acclaim, Christian Thydell seems terribly anxious. Could his novel hold the clues to a mystery? Read full book review >

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THE PREACHER by Camilla Läckberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2011

"An adequate thriller, though without Larsson's deft touches; sure to please church-hating readers of the Hitchens-Dawkins set."
More nasty Baltic hijinks from Swedish mysterian Läckberg (The Ice Princess, 2010, etc.), one of several heirs apparent to Stieg Larsson. Read full book review >

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THE STONECUTTER by Camilla Läckberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2012

"Yes, the detection is forgettable (Patrick solves the mystery by watching a similar case on TV) and the climactic revelation unsurprising. Läckberg's greatest strength is dramatizing the long shadows of family troubles that grow to monstrous size."
Swedish publishing phenom Läckberg returns to the ill-starred town of Fjällbacka for another dose of resentment that festers into violence. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN CHILD by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2014

"Fans of Nordic noir will appreciate this taut, twisty mystery enriched with historical detail."
Three months ago, Erica Falck asked a collector of Nazi memorabilia about a medal she found among her mother's effects. Now he's discovered dead from a blow to the head, and the question of who killed him is only the first of many mysteries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The final shots of costumed dancers onstage is nevertheless inspiring, making this excellent book the one that supportive adults will press into the arms of the artistic aspirants they care about most deeply. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Jessel (The Kitten Book, 1992, etc.) views a typical year in the life of pupils at England's Royal Ballet School, from successful audition to daily training for what most of them hope will be stardom somewhere on the international ballet stage. Read full book review >

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SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY by Camilla Gibb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2006

"A poem to belief and to the displaced—humane, resonant, original, impressive."
A white Muslim woman's affecting spiritual and emotional quests, as a misfit in two cultures. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD OF SUMMER by Camilla Way
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A confident, literary psychological thriller."
Seven years after the fact, the young survivor of a grisly massacre tells her harrowing story to a court-appointed psychiatrist. Read full book review >

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DEAR FAMILY by Camilla Bittle
Released: Aug. 22, 1991

"For others—a quiet chronicle from a vanished era couched in its mores and manners."
A gentle, quietly narrated family story, rife with recognitions of hometown life during the Depression and war years in a small Massachusetts rural community. Read full book review >

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LET'S PLAY by Camilla Gryski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"They are yours to play.' (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A joyous initiation into the world of old-fashioned fun, for kids whose games are now enjoyed in adult-supervised play-dates, cyberspace, and television. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY by Camilla R. Bittle
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"A modest family story about solid folk both in calm and calamity—people you'll feel you've known always."
Like Bittle's last (Dear Family, 1991), a refreshingly cleareyed journey back to family life in a small Massachusetts town (here, a prep-school complex), beginning in the 1930's: simply life as it was lived by generally good and civil New Englanders, whose domestic maelstroms are contained and private—until passions subside with time and good sense. Read full book review >