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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Camilla Läckberg Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fjällbacka Mysteries Release Date:
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Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among boxes in her late mother’s attic. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig into her family’s past to finally uncover the reasons why.

Her inquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher who had been among her mother’s circle of friends during the Second World War, but her questions there are met with bizarre and evasive replies. Two days later the man is brutally murdered in a house he shared with his brother, a Nazi war criminal investigator with the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Detective Patrik Hedström, Erica’s husband, on paternity leave with their newborn child, soon becomes embroiled in the murder investigation. Who would kill so ruthlessly to bury secrets so old? The answers may lie in Erica’s mother’s wartime diaries, but can they find them before dark secrets from over sixty years ago surface to destroy them all?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rich in detail, Läckberg’s saga is a journey from present-day Sweden to WW II Germany and back again, as the travails of everyday family life intermingle with the search for a violent criminal. There’s more than one villain here, and the element of surprise is magnified within the excellently crafted plot. The characters in these pages come to life as the story progresses. Kudos to Läckberg.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “Läckberg’s excellent fifth novel set in the Swedish coastal village of Fjällbacka finds Det. Patrik Hedström on paternity leave, looking after his toddler daughter, Maja, though that doesn’t stop him from taking her to a crime scene, much to the chagrin of Patrik’s wife, Erica Falck…Horrific secrets come to light as the author skillfully shows how the past has influenced recent events.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Lesser narrators might be challenged by meshing two eras and an enormous cast of characters. However, Simon Vance’s transitions are smooth, and his narration fluid despite myriad emotions and the author’s complicated plot. Vance’s accurate pronunciations make listeners comfortable in the Swedish setting, allowing easy entry into the fifth gripping mystery in Läckberg’s series…Vance enhances the story’s comic relief, parenting struggles, and culture clashes through outstanding characterizations, all the while reflecting the building tension.”


  • “Long troubled by her late mother’s coldness toward her two daughters, writer Erica Falck begins to read her mother, Elsy’s, teenage diaries…Once again, Läckberg employs Swedish history and her setting, Fjallbacka, the postcard-pretty village where Falck grew up, to craft an engaging tale that spans three generations of Fjallbackians…The Hidden Child will keep fans of Swedish crime guessing until the final pages.”


  • “Fans of Nordic noir will appreciate this taut, twisty mystery enriched with historical detail.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, May 2014
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
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