FYRVAKTAREN – THE LOST BOY
By Camilla Läckberg
Detective Patrik Hedström is no stranger to tragedy. A murder case concerning Fjällbacka’s dead financial director, Mats Sverin, is a grim but useful distraction from his recent family misfortunes.
It seems Mats was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew – a man with something to hide…
His high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has just returned to the area with her five-year-old son – could she shed light on who Mats really was?
However, Nathalie has her own secret. If it’s discovered, she will lose her only child. As the investigation stalls, the police have many questions. But there is only one that matters.
Is there anything a mother would not do to protect her child?
ABOUT THE BOOK
First published by Forum, Sweden, 2009.
RIGHTS SOLD TO
Sweden, Bonnier Audio (audiobook)
Sweden/The Netherlands, Grote Letter
Australia, HarperCollins Australia
Canada, HarperCollins Canada
Catalonia, Ara Llibres
Czech Republic, Albatros Media
Denmark, People’s Press
France, Actes Sud
Hungary, Animus Kiado
Italy, Marsilio Editori
The Netherlands, Ambo Anthos
Poland, Czarna Owca
Portugal, Asa Leya
Romania, Editura Trei
Slovekia, Ucila International
Turkey, Dogan Egmont
Sweden, Tre Vänner
…after just a few chapters I’m hooked… The creeping suspense makes me think of Johan Theorin or maybe even John Ajvide Lindqvist.
…a captivating crime novel… “Fyrvaktaren” is Camilla’s best book yet…
“The Lost Boy combines a gripping police procedural with a ghost story while poignantly delving into the devastating effects of grief, especially among mothers. Delving into the intricacies of police work, Läckberg also turns The Lost Boy into a psychological thriller that digs deep into each character’s psyche. While the shadowy ghosts permeate the story, Läckberg keeps this supernatural aspect akin to those in the gothic masterpiece “The Turn of the Screw.”
The Associated Press
“The Lost Boy is a complex and brilliant novel. Another masterpiece by Swedish author Camilla Lackberg.”
New York Journal of Books
Swedish writer Camilla Läckberg’s new novel, The Lost Boy, confirms her place as reigning monarch of the crime mystery genre called Nordic Noir. Läckberg’s storytelling talents rank with those of the late Henning Mankell, author of the Wallander mysteries, and the late Stieg Larsson, who wrote “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune