The Hidden Child : Fjällbacka Mysteries

  • by Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Fjällbacka Mysteries
  • 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The brilliant new psychological thriller from worldwide best seller Camilla Läckberg - the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe’s past.
Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother’s possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family’s past and finally uncover the reasons why. Her enquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher. He was among her mother’s circle of friends during the Second World War but her questions are met with bizarre and evasive answers.
Two days later he meets a violent death. Detective Patrik Hedström, Erica’s husband, is on paternity leave but soon becomes embroiled in the murder investigation. Who would kill so ruthlessly to bury secrets so old? Reluctantly Erica must read her mother’s wartime diaries. But within the pages is a painful revelation about Erica’s past. Could what little knowledge she has be enough to endanger her husband and newborn baby? The dark past is coming to light, and no one will escape the truth of how they came to be...


What the Critics Say

“Läckberg handles the alternation between the present and the 1940s with steely skill, as she does the dangerous investigation into secrets from Sweden’s past.” (The Independent)


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Customer Reviews

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I wish I had read Kate's review first

Like she said. I feel like it's Deja vu all over again. I swear - I just read about a guy in a chair with flies somewhere in the European circuit. I feel like I am swimming upstream. It's so hard to find a good book with a new idea lately. My search continues. This book is going back after an hour
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- John "List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen"

Really good mystery

What did you love best about The Hidden Child?

The Nazis are always an interesting topic. In this lengthy book, character development was better than most mysteries, and the flashbacks gave context to the people and events of the present. I like mysteries which are long, good character development and nothing supernatural. It's not Linwood Barclay or Gillian Flynn, but I enjoyed it.

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- Jennifer L. Jordan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2014
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books