The Hidden Child. Camilla Läckberg, trans. from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. Pegasus Crime (Norton, dist.), $ (p) ISBN. Lackberg, Camilla – ‘The Hidden Child’ (translated by Tiina Nunnally) Paperback: pages (June ) Publisher: Harper ISBN. In The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg we are introduced to crime writer Erica Falck. Returning to her field of work after the birth of her child.

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Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family’s past and finally uncover the reasons why. Lackberg took me by surprise. I’m generous giving this a 3. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I success you get right of entry to consistently quickly. But, like, Patrik will do things like go on an accidental two-hour errand run, while leaving the baby with Erica even though she’s now working and he’s on paternity leave, and then Erica will be pissed at him I already had to read two way-too-long birth scenes in this book; there’s no way I can sit through two more of them, plus two more precocious children characters.

May 25, Kenchiin rated it it was amazing. I got the following book of the series as a present.

I’m always really into the mysteries, and you pretty much know it’s going to unfold really slowly. The Hidden Child is a successful novel because it is intelligent, interesting, ladkberg at least a little melancholy. Because I haven’t read the prior novels I’m not sure how well developed their relationship was prior to Maja their daughter.

One of the themes here is the role of parenthood.

Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother’s possessions. The book opens a bit slow and all the while it felt like there’s no point of stretching such a good story for chjld long by withholding the secret which finally became very obvious midway through the story.


I just cannot get enough of her writing!


Jul 31, Stacia rated it it was ok Shelves: Daarom heb ik het boek drie lackbery gegeven. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Nov 01, Marsha rated it it was amazing. The mysteries in the book multiply when a woman with Alzheimer’s disease is killed and Elsy’s friends are curiously reluctant to talk about Elsy with her daughter, Erica.

I felt The Hidden Child flowed perfectly.

This psychological thriller takes us into the world of resistance fighters during WWII and the risks taken by them, including that of being captured by the Nazis and placed caimlla concentration camps, the strength of friendship and family bonds.

I liked the story and the characters, it was just slow for me at times. Her inquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher.

The dark past is coming to light, and no one will escape the truth of how they came to be… Patrik is ccamilla leave for his daughter Maja and he can’t stop himself from disturbing his wife, Erica who is back to writing novels in the very comfort of their home.

Thrillerreeks – Patrik Hedstrom 5.

The Hidden Child

Nordic noir at its best and Camilla knows how to device a page turning thriller with a flavor of history and a deathly murder plot. I do I’m generous giving this a 3. The prose is evocative since most of the time it brings up the past despite of the clean slate kind of situation.

Her enquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher. And I loved the interplay between the detectives on the team. This is a translated literary mystery. Learn how your comment data is processed. It seems much more story driven that The Drowning and The Stranger and the action is toned down a bit. Thus starts a dual investigation – the police look into Erik’s death and Erica searches for information about her mother.


I thought it was great. His voice simply draws the listener into the story. Overall, an okay book. The novel is extremely well translated by Tiina Nunnally, whose husband Steven T Murray has translated the previous novels. I decided to leave the classics aside and dive into unknown territories, those of the modern writers of detective fiction. This one includes flashbacks from the dark days of WW2 which is another reason why I loved it!

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You can follow my reviews at http: Another reason not to fall prey again to a good rating and a promising synopsis. The crimes are intriguing and original and the characters are so realistic that you get sucked into the minutiae of their kackberg. I like the way Lackberg slowly lures you in. I finished this pages book in no time though, because I skipped more than half of it.

The book does provide some interesting insight into Sweden’s role in WWII and the fate of Scandinavian prisoners of war. More European crime fiction reviews can be found on the Reviews page. You could read this novel in the worst conditions imaginable and still keep track of the plot. I saw a lot of buzz late last year about her novels and decided to try.

The policeman who was on paternity leave was great. The Hidden Child by Camilla Lackberg.