The Drowning : Fjällbacka Mysteries

  • by Camilla Lackberg
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Fjällbacka Mysteries
  • 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the latest from worldwide best seller Camilla Lackberg, a new novel from a reclusive Fjallbacka resident has enraptured the community - but what secrets and tragedies are lurking behind the pages and threatening to come to life?
Christian Thydell's dream has come true. His debut novel, The Mermaid, has been published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever?
When crime writer Erica Falck, who helped Christian discover and develop his talents, learns he has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates not just the messages but also the young author's mysterious past. Then one of Christian's closet friends, Magnus, goes missing.
Erica's husband, Detective Patrik Hedstrom, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind games aimed at Christian become a disturbing reality. Christian's group of friends - a "gang of four" from childhood - is a tangled web of relationships, love triangles, and family secrets that Erica and Patrik must unravel in order to discover what really happened to Magnus and who is still threatening Christian.
But with the victims themselves concealing evidence, the investigation is going nowhere. Is their silence driven by fear or guilt? What is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed?

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Stoopid People, Stoopid Novel, Stoopid Cliffhanger.

I've been on a Scandanavian mystery binge lately and have really enjoyed discovering some great authors. This is not one of them. The women in this novel, especially Ericka, are set up to be SO much smarter than the men, who, to a man are bumbling fools lead around by the nose of their empowered wives and girlfriends. At least two dozen times lead characters didn't answer cell phones leading to unnecessary complications and misunderstandings. Every man, except the Dastardly One, are henpecked idiots. Potential readers should be warned that this novel ends on such a contrived cliffhanger that it beggars belief. Simon Vance is amazing, as always.
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- DanBudda

Should have really been three and a half stars

The story development, as usual, was great. And then...the puzzle gets solved. The explanation was too farfetched. I will definitely read the next Camilla Lackberg. I just hope she gives the mystery a little more thought.
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- cristina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.