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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Eerie. Läckberg will keep you guessing.”


  • “[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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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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