The Preacher : Fjällbacka Mysteries

  • by Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by Cameron Stewart
  • Series: Fjällbacka Mysteries
  • 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the fishing community of Fjallbacka, life is remote, peaceful - and for some, tragically short. Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom, expecting a baby with his girlfriend Erica, can only imagine what it is like to lose a child. When a second young girl goes missing, Hedstrom's attention focuses on the Hults, a feuding clan of misfits, religious fanatics and criminals. The suspect list is long but time is short - which of this family's dark secrets will provide the vital clue?

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Makes Agatha Christie Seem Like Steig Larsson

I have been an avid collector of Audible downloads for some months now. My first introduction was 'The Millennium Trilogy' which soon got me hooked on Scandinavian detective fiction. Moving on to Norway, I enjoyed the work of Jo Nesbo and was soon looking forward to a new authors who may be working along the same lines.
Unfortunately, I picked up this novel by Camilla Lackberg and my enthusiasm was soon dampened. Even allowing for the fact that the translation may have been poor, there is no disguising the fact that this is the lamest book I have ever read. The characters are so one dimensional, it is beyond belief. In fact they are so bad that, at times I had to laugh. However, laughter soon gave way to annoyance, especially as the delivery of the reader bordered on the hysterical. He had nearly every character shouting their responses. I lost count of the times he yelled out responses such as 'What the Hell are you saying?' or 'Are you trying to tell me that?'
Whilst a 30 year old mystery and a murder are trying to be solved, a young girl is abducted and looks likely to be tortured to death. A motley collection of local coppers painfully try to solve the mystery whilst having a lie in, playing golf, skiving off for extra lunch breaks. The main officer's heavily pregnant wife has to endure a series of unexpected guests who turn up without so much as a bottle of wine in their hands and expect to be put up for days on end. It is all utterly ridiculous and i have no idea how this writer became a best seller.
My advice: AVOID!
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- Michael

An excellent Scandinavian murder mystery

2003: The body of a tortured woman shows up on top of two other bodies, both killed in 1979. The police need to solve both set of murders and discover the circumstances that link them to each other. The suspects all belong to the same family, the descendents of a faith-healer and preacher. Well read and well paced, this is a treat for fans of Scandinavian murder mysteries. I would love to listen to more of Camilla Lackberg's books.
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- Parissa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited