The Gallows Bird : Fjallbacka Mysteries

  • by Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by Eamonn Riley
  • Series: Fjallbacka Mysteries
  • 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the first time in English, the fourth psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Läckberg.
A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It’s the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues.
At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars’ every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point. When a drunken party ends with a particularly unpopular contestant’s murder, the cast and crew are obvious suspects. Could there be a killer in their midst?
As the country tunes in, the bodies mount up. Under the intense glare of the media spotlight, Patrik faces his toughest investigation yet…

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What the Critics Say

“Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror… a must for white-knuckle junkies.” ( The Guardian)

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Translation or tone?

I found this a disappointing listen though the narrator does his best. I think it was more than rather weak translation - this book is not well written - it is laboured and it shows. There is a great deal of needless padding as in painstaking description of detail that we just don't need to know and there is also a peculiar tone to ths book which often reads like a childrens book. Added to this the irritatingly New Swedish Men, plodding Patrick & his sidekick Martin, who trip over themselves to be Politically Correct this book lacked the tension essential to a really good thriller.
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- Anna

A fabulous listen!

I am an avid listener of Camilla Lackberg ever since listening to The Ice princess. I do think that you have to listen to the books in the order that they were written so that you can get to know the characters and also get used to Camilla's style of writing. The Gallow's Bird is certainly, in my opinion, a nail biter and a brilliant listen. It keeps you guessing until the very end as to whom comitted the crime. I thoroughly enjoyed it and also loved the reading. Emonn's accents were brilliant. I can't wait to see what is going to happen next. Hopefully The German Brat is translated soon so that we can find out.
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- Marion Ives

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-03-2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited