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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These books are feminist-y with a patriarchal twist, and that’s always been SUPER weird and conflicting to me I feel this way about most Scandinavian crime fiction thoughbut that will definitely not stop me from reading the next one.

Best Patrik Hedstrom book yet in the series for so thr reasons. I’m afraid if I leave I won’t return for a while and there are only a couple of books left in this series.

I found the characters more interesting than the mystery at the heart of the story, which turned out to be fairly ordinary and foreshadowed by the book’s title. The style of writing was spot on. Anyhow, what allured me to stick to this book is the way the author narrates the whole story, bit-by-bit, piece-by-piece in a forward motion, where there were no wrong turns to mislead me into another theory of what has actually happened in Erica’s mother’s past.

His wife, Erica, starts to read some of her mother’s old diaries and is inadvertently drawn into this investigation. Crime Fiction at its finest. But many of the flaws in this book must be laid at the feet hideen This just wasn’t a very good book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is a translated literary mystery. Lackberg took me by surprise.


If the mother didn’t want to have kids, why in the world did she end up having two of them when she was almost 40? Als het boek me vanaf het begin meer had gegrepen, had ik het vier sterren gegeven.

Feb 01, Donna rated it liked it Shelves: May 2, at 6: The villains were also really well drawn, human characters. This meant I was only drip fed the information and jidden compelled to read on to read the next ghe and the next and camllla on.

I don’t want to offend anyone, but I’m afraid that, if such easy-type novels would cease to exist, the number of readers would reduce drastically. The book held me from the very first chapter till the very last line of the book, although I must say, the book ended with a bang I mean literally!

THE HIDDEN CHILD by Camilla Läckberg , Marlaine Delargy | Kirkus Reviews

If you brace yourself and read this book nonetheless, be ready for I was an avid reader of detective novels in high school, but I haven’t tried this genre for quite a while. The policeman who was on paternity leave was great.

It’s a page turner that holds you in its tight grip and you can’t put it down until after all secrets are laid bare. If I skip this and read the 6th book yhe, will I miss much? I’m not really sure why I’m still reading these, but I guess they’re predictably enjoyable?

I thought this was an effective way of introducing backstory.


This was a solid 3 stars for me. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Detective Patrick Hedstrom is on paternity leave. Gosto imenso da escrita da Camilla. I got a better sense of the acmilla characters, Erica and Patrick after 3 novels and grew too really like them.


One of the themes here is the role of parenthood. This novel didn’t need the neat ending. Whilst I was able to figure out most of the secrets early on, I still enjoy and would recommend. A escritora sueca Camilla Lackberg escreve mais um romance policial tendo lackbery protagonistas hiddn escritora Erica Falk e o inspector policial Patrick Hedstrom. See all 4 questions about The Hidden Child….

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To view it, click here. And eventually she’s like, “Oh, I overreacted”.

Apr 06, Aditi rated it really liked it Shelves: Learn how your comment data is processed. Erica gets pretty frustrated with Patrik, not least when he meets his ex-wife who herself is struggling to look after her young son while her new husband, a racing driver, is away.

They’re shocked to discover his badly decomposed body. This is very good small town crime fiction indeed.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book has plenty of lackbwrg characters, including Nazi sympathizers, Nazi hunters, a motley crew of detectives, a cute child, and a stray dog that helps its new owner find romance.