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The Drowning by Camilla Läckberg

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The Drowning by Camilla Läckberg

The Drowning by Camilla Läckberg

The small community of Fjällbacka is thrilled to have another bestselling author in their midst!  Christian Thydell isn’t thrilled with being the center of attention. He decided to have his novel published, true, but he wants nothing to do with the fame that goes with his novel’s popularity.  Erica Falck, the heroine of Läckberg’s mystery series and a crime writer herself, tries to help Christian deal with his newfound fame but the discovery of anonymous threatening letters sent to him sends Erica snooping to find the sender of the letters. When a local man is found murdered, and other friends of his also report receiving threatening letters, Erica knows she needs to find the identity of the letter writer, and fast.

Like all the books in the Fjällbacka series Erica discovers important information much to the dismay of her police officer husband Patrick who wants her to stay far from danger and leave the police work to the police.  Patrick has reason to be particularly concerned at this point in time because his wife is far along in her pregnancy and is expecting twins. 

If you are a fan of the series you’ll want to read this one to check in with all the characters are see what is happening in their lives.  If you are not, please read another Fjällbacka book.  I really enjoy this series (and the television show) but the pacing of this one was really slow and the solution to the crime was pretty over the top for my tastes.  That and it ends in a double cliffhanger where you are concerned for two of the main characters that was also pretty over the top. I’m hoping Läckberg takes the more believable route in her next outing.

By | 2017-05-03T20:01:55+00:00 October 6th, 2016|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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