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Publisher's Summary

The remote resort town of Fjällbacka has seen more than its share of tragedies, but a little girl found in a fisherman's net may be the worst yet - especially when the postmortem reveals that this was a methodical murder, not an accidental drowning.
Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has just become a father, and it’s his grim task to discover who could have killed a child both he and his partner Erica knew well. He realizes that the solution lies with finding a motive for this terrible crime. Although Hedstrom is no stranger to the criminal mind, he couldn’t possibly predict how this case will reach into Fjällbacka’s darkest heart, spanning generations and ripping aside its idyllic façade, perhaps forever.
©2012 Camilla Lackberg (Pegasus Books Edition). Translation © 2009 Steven T. Murray. Recorded by arrangement with Pegasus Books. (P)2012 HighBridge Company
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Critic Reviews

"A perfectly plotted and paced mystery bolstered by strong, realistic characters makes this a must-read for all followers of Scandinavian crime fiction." ( Booklist)
"[Camilla Lackberg] strips conventional veneers from her achingly complex characters." ( Publishers Weekly)
The Stonecutter, by Camilla Läckberg . . . continues her excellent series . . . The main narrative is cleverly interspersed with flashbacks from the past, the relevance of which becomes apparent as the novel progresses. Läckberg is particularly good at portraying the claustrophobia of a small community in which everyone knows everyone else and the police may well be friends with killers.” (Marcel Berlins, The Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maureen on 02-15-13

Extremely enjoyable

This book was a surprise. The narration was well done. I was engrossed and entertained through out. l especially like the writing style of the author. This is well work the time. I highly recommend this to my fellow audio book listeners.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 08-09-12

Superb!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Stonecutter to be better than the print version?

The narrator was excellent,so I would say I got more from the listening experience.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Ms. Lackberg wove an ingenious plot from strands of the past and present to create a riveting story. The suspense and uncertainty built inexorably.

Which character – as performed by David Thorn – was your favorite?

Patric was the unifying character throughout, but each player was extremely well done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - it was difficult to pace myself.

Any additional comments?

I absolutely want to listen to more from this author. She is first rate, a thrilling new Scandinavian mystery writer.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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