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Author: Camilla Läckberg Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Patrik Hedström Series Release Date: September 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781504634229

Publisher Description

In the latest from worldwide bestseller Camilla Läckberg, a new novel from a reclusive Fjällbacka resident has enraptured the community—but what secrets and tragedies are lurking behind the pages and threatening to come to life?

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 closet friends, Magnus, goes missing.

Erica’s husband, Detective Patrik Hedström, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind-games aimed at Christian become a disturbing reality. Christian’s group of friends—a “gang of four” from childhood—is a tangled web of relationships, love triangles, and family secrets that Erica and Patrik must unravel in order 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? What is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed?

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  • “Eerie. Läckberg will keep you guessing.”

    - People
  • “[A] psychological shocker.”

    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “[A] sweeping small-town Nordic thriller…with a rich cast of characters and a surprise ending.”

    - Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • “You might want to think twice about reading this at home alone at night.”

    - New York Post
  • “There is a good mystery in The Drowning. A fast-moving ending holds a cliffhanger as the last and final gasp. Entertaining.”

    - Suspense magazine
  • “A cold-as-steel chiller that will get deep under your skin and threaten to stay there.”

    - BookReporter
  • “A pleasurably creepy read. A cliffhanger ending will keep readers clamoring for more.”

    - Shelf Awareness
  • “Läckberg’s subtle approach and unique talent for portraying realistically complex relationships creates a sorrowful, harrowing psychological thriller.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “There will be no stopping once you start listening to Simon Vance’s performance of this riveting new mystery…Vance makes the listening smooth, pronouncing the many Scandinavian names and places with professional expertise. He removes all barriers between listener and characters, and as the puzzle grows more intricate, guides us expertly through the dark places just below the surface. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Tension quickly mounts with flashbacks to the increasingly toxic childhood of a mystery boy…[along with] a rich community of characters, dramatic scenes of violence, and a haunting tone…A stunning cliffhanger climax.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Läckberg excels at ratcheting up the tension…Filled with Hitchcock-ian twists, Läckberg’s latest mesmerizes.”

    - Kirkus Reviews


  • An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read” for 10 Great Fall Thrillers
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Camilla Läckberg 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 successful 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 novels include The Stonecutter and The Hidden Child, among others. Camilla lives in a suburb of Stockholm with her family.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.