The Stonecutter (Paperback)
Free Press, 9781451621860, 528pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
February 2013 Indie Next List
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Named by major media outlets, such as USA TODAY, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, as a main successor to Stieg Larsson, Swedish author Lackberg is on the rise. Her new novel, which The Washington Post has already named as one of their "Ten Books We Love This Year" and praised as "richly textured and downright breathtaking," continues the story of local detective Patrik Hedstrom and his girlfriend, Erica Falck, the beloved crime-solving duo whose first child has just been born. But while they celebrate this new life, a suspicious drowning claims a little girl they knew well. As the murder's implications widen, Patrik's investigation threatens to tear apart the rural fishing village of Fjallbacka, where a secret lurks that spans generations. A deeply satisfying third installment in her internationally bestselling series, The Stonecutter will establish Lackberg for the U.S. audience once and for all. As USA TODAY says, "If you haven't yet read the equally entrancing Ice Princess and The Preacher, what are you waiting for?
Praise For The Stonecutter…
"This richly textured mystery about a spate of murders in a fishing village suggests that Lackberg may be the heir to Agatha Christie."