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The Drowning

Camilla Lackberg


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Digital Audiobook (9/14/2015)
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Christian Thydell’s dream has come true: his debut novel, The Mermaid, has been published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever?When crime writer Erica Falck, who helped Christian discover and develop his talents, learns he has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates not just the messages but also the young author’s mysterious past. Then, one of Christian’s closest friends, Magnus, goes missing.Erica’s husband, Detective Patrik Hedström, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind-games aimed at Christian and those around him become a disturbing reality. Within Christians group of friends—a "gang of four" from childhood—is a tangle of relationships, love triangles, and family secrets that Erica and Patrick must unravel to discover what really happened to Magnus and who is still threatening Christian.But, with the victims themselves concealing evidence, the investigation is going nowhere. Is their silence driven by fear or guilt? And what is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed?

Praise For The Drowning

Läckberg’s subtle approach and unique talent for portraying
realistically complex relationships creates a sorrowful, harrowing
psychological thriller with a cliff-hanger conclusion.

The Drowning may be [Läckberg's] finest work to date; it’s a cold-as-steel chiller that will get deep under your skin and threaten to stay there.

sweeping small-town Nordic thriller. It’s a thick novel that should delight
Läckberg’s fans with a rich cast of characters and a surprise ending.

rich community of characters, dramatic scenes of violence, and a haunting tone.
A stunning cliffhanger climax.

Of the mini-Larssons who have arrived on these shores since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Camilla Läckberg may be the best.

There is a good mystery in The Drowning. A fast-moving ending holds a cliffhanger as the last and final gasp. Entertaining.

who enjoy works by Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell are sure to like her
novels. A pleasurably creepy read. A cliffhanger ending will keep readers
clamoring for more of Läckberg's books to be translated into English.

You might want to thing twice about reading this
at home alone at night.

Eerie. Läckberg
will keep you guessing.

Pegasus Crime, 9781681772097, 480pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2016

About the Author

Camilla Lackberg worked as an economist in Stockholm until a course in creative writing triggered a drastic career change. Her novels have all been #1 bestsellers in Sweden, and she is the most profitable native author in Swedish history. She was recently the #1 bestselling female author in Europe, and her novels have been sold in thirty-five countries. Her previous novels include The Stonecutter and The Stranger, which is available from Pegasus Books. Camilla lives in a suburb of Stockholm with her family.