In the fishing community of Fjallbacka, life is remote, peaceful – and for some, tragically short.Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom, expecting a baby with his girlfriend Erica, can only imagine what it is like to lose a child.
When a second young girl goes missing, Hedstrom's attention focuses on the Hults, a feuding clan of misfits, relgious fanatics and criminals.
The suspect list is long but time is short – which of this family's dark secrets will provide the vital clue?
Praise for `The Preacher':
`[Lackberg] is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror ... a must for white-knuckle junkies' Guardian
'An entertaining storyteller [who] keeps us guessing' Independent
'It's worth keeping an eye on Camilla Lackberg, whose second novel, The Preacher, is a cracker ... the plotting is immaculate and the villain proves to be thoroughly and inventively unpleasant' Independent
'Both chilling and thrilling' Sun
`A welcome addition to the swelling ranks of Scandinavian crime writers... a good, solid read' Irish Independent
Praise for `The Ice Princess':
`Another top-class Scandinavian crime writer reaches the British market' The Times
`A welcome new voice in crime fiction' Woman & Home
`Has a brooding quality redolent of its barren Swedish landscapes... intriguing and not a little disturbing' Irish Times
`Chilly, deceptive and lucid, just like the icy environment it describes' Literary Review
`Heart-stopping and heart-warming, `The Ice Princess' is a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid
"Camilla Lackberg is a more than welcome addition to the growing ranks of Scandinavian crime writers translated into English. With its sharp emotional nuances and psychological insight, `The Ice Princess' builds in suspense as the author turns her clear eye on the buried secrets and contemporary relationships of a small, isolated community. I predict that Fjallbacka and its crimes and people will soon be as poplular here as they are in her native Sweden" Peter Robinson