ÄNGLAMAKERSKAN – BURIED ANGELS

BY LÄCKBERG, CAMILLA

YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE PAST

Easter 1974. A family vanishes from their home on an idyllic island off the Swedish coast. They have left everything behind – including their one-year-old daughter, Ebba.

Now, years later, Ebba has returned to the island. She and her husband have suffered the loss of their only child and are looking to make a fresh start. But within days, their house is the target of an arson attack.

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE FUTURE

Detective Patrik Hedstrom takes on the investigation, aided by his wife, crime writer Erica Falck, who has always been fascinated by the mystery of Ebba’s abandonment and the family’s tragic history.

When dried blood is found under the floorboards of the old house, it seems that the cold case involving the missing family is about to be brought back to life. And soon, Patrik and Erica are consumed by the hunt for a killer who will stop at nothing to keep the past buried…

ABOUT THE BOOK

First published by Forum, Sweden in 2011.
359 pages.

RIGHTS SOLD TO

Sweden, Forum
Sweden, Bonnier Audio (audiobook)
Sweden/The Netherlands, Grote Letter
Sweden, Bokförlaget Hegas (Easy reading)
Bulgaria, Colibri
Canada, HarperCollins Canada
Catalonia, Ara Llibres
Czech Republic, Albatros Media
Denmark, People’s Press
Estonia, Pegasus
Finland, Gummerus
France, Actes Sud
Germany, Ullstein
Greece, Metaixmio
Iceland, Sogur
Italy, Marsilio Editori
Japan, Shueisha
Latvia, Jumava
The Netherlands, Ambo Anthos
Norway, Gyldendal
Poland, Czarna Owca
Portugal, Asa Leya
Romania, Editura Trei
Russia, Exmo
Slovakia, Slovart
Slovenia, Ucila International
Spain, Maeva
Turkey, Dogan Egmont
UK, HarperCollins

FILM RIGHTS

Sweden, Tre Vänner

REVIEWS

Änglamakerskan is a classic Läckberg story. It’s told with efficiency and pageturning suspense and just like the last few books it borders on the ghost story/gothic horror genre at the same time as it offers realistic glimpses into Erika and Patrik’s everyday life.
Gunilla Wedding, Skånska Dagbladet

In my opinion Läckberg is most skilled when it comes to portraying historical aspects, both when she writes about people and when she writes about events. There is a sharpness when she describes trauma and grief.
Kjell E Genberg, DAST Magazine

… the book is a page-turner and it’s as certain as amen in church that it will be this autumn’s bestseller.
Johanna Bister, VLT

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