The Stranger

The Stranger A string of suspicious deaths points to a potential serial killer who has turned his eye toward Fj llbacka and her dark forests where two children vanished decades before A local woman is killed in a

  • Title: The Stranger
  • Author: Camilla Läckberg
  • ISBN: 9781605984254
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A string of suspicious deaths points to a potential serial killer who has turned his eye toward Fj llbacka and her dark forests, where two children vanished decades before.A local woman is killed in a tragic car crash, but it isn t a clear cut drunk driving case The victim s blood contains high alcohol levels, yet she rarely drank a drop Meanwhile, a new television serieA string of suspicious deaths points to a potential serial killer who has turned his eye toward Fj llbacka and her dark forests, where two children vanished decades before.A local woman is killed in a tragic car crash, but it isn t a clear cut drunk driving case The victim s blood contains high alcohol levels, yet she rarely drank a drop Meanwhile, a new television series begins shooting in Fj llbacka, and as cameras shadow the stars every move, tempers start to flare When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant s murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew Could there be a murderer among them The ratings spike as the country tunes in to a real life murder mystery.Detective Patrik Hedstrom finds himself increasingly unable to focus on the strange circumstances of the first case, but what if that holds the key to a series of other unsolved cases across Sweden Under the unforgiving media spotlight, Patrik tackles his most challenging investigation yet.

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    1. Er, this should be titled "The Stranger" in English, instead of the Swedish, but I think it's the fourth book. Anyway, this one wasn't particularly good. I guessed the murderer early on and the reveal seemed dull. Maybe it was because I was reading the British edition, but it didn't seem to pack as much of a punch as the American translations?Also, what the hell is up with Swedish crime novels that are anti-misogyny but are weirdly misogynistic at the same time? I felt this way about the Millenn [...]

    2. Σε «συσκευασία πόκετ», ό,τι πρέπει για την παραλία… χωρίς άγχος μην γεμίσουν οι σελίδες άμμο ή το χειρότερο μου ever μήπως πιτσιλιστούν οι σελίδες με το αρμυρό νερό και μπάσουν οι ιδέες νερό…Λάκμπεργκ πόκετ αυτή τη φορά, «Σε ζωντανή μετάδοση». Καινούριο αίμα στο αστυνομικό τ [...]

    3. It was a fun read, but there are several flaws that cannot be overlooked The mystery was dragged for too long and some of the side stories vary in quality.And I hope I'm not the only one who detects the misogyny.

    4. Πολύ περισσότερο αληθοφανής ιστορία από τις προηγούμενες της σειράς. Πολύ έξυπνη και δυνατή ιστορία, πραγματικά!

    5. Ένα αξιόλογο βιβλίο μυστηρίου από την πασίγνωστη και πολυδιαβασμένη Camilla Lackberg. Το μεγαλύτερο πρόβλημα του βιβλίου είναι ότι από πολύ νωρίς γνωρίζεις τον δολοφόνο, από την στιγμή που δεν υπάρχουν και πολλοί ύποπτοι. Παρόλα αυτά, διαβάζεται πολύ ευχάριστα και είναι ιδανικό γ [...]

    6. This is a the fourth book I've read in this series and honestly, I feel like I live in Fjallbacca and Patrik and Erica, Anna, Martin, Dan, Gosta, Annika, etc. are my friends and neighbors. This book wasn't nearly as good as the last one, but it was still great. I promised myself I would take a break from this amazing Swedish series - but it is going to be difficult! I want to start the next one right now.mybe just a couple of chapters and I'll pick something else up. I have so many great books w [...]

    7. Encore un très bon Camilla Läckberg ! L'histoire est prenante, les indices arrivent au fur et à mesure de l'intrigue pour nous permettre de nous faire notre propre idée du tueur, et les personnages sont toujours aussi intéressants. Ce n'est pas mon préféré de la série (cf Le Prédicateur) mais L'Oiseau de mauvais augure est néanmoins très bien. J'ai hâte de découvrir L'Enfant allemand !

    8. The Stranger is the fourth installment of the Fjällbacka series with detective Patrik Hedstrom, and starts with a car accident in which a woman is killed. At first, the police thinks it's just a drunk driving case, because the woman's blood has high alcohol levels. Thing is, her close relations state that she didn't drink. In the meantime, a reality show starts being shot in Fjällbacka, and one of its contestants is murdered. This murder takes all the police force's attention from the first ca [...]

    9. The Gallows Bird is the fourth of Camilla Läckberg’s series of crime novels, set in and around in the small town of Fjällbacka on the Swedish Coast.It’s a series that I have grown to love, without understanding quite why, and while thinking that, maybe, I shouldn’t love it as much as I did.Now though I have sorted things out in my head.I had sometimes thought that the dialogue was stilted and that the characters were too straightforward. But when I read back the dialogue I couldn’t fau [...]

    10. Patrik Hedstrom investigates the death of a woman in a car - even though it looks like an accident - something doesn;t seem right to PatrickAt the same time Fjallbaca, where Patrik is a police officer - is about to receive it's first group of Reality TV stars. A local businessman has arranged this group of unconventional people to live and be televised in his home town, expecting a lot of good PR and finances to make this an excellent monetary adventure.As the 2 situations collide - we also are [...]

    11. Apesar de, pela primeira vez nos livros de Camilla, ter tido um tiro certeiro logo nas primeiras páginas, não deixa de ser um enredo bem conseguido.Apenas o pobre do Mellberg enfim! :)No fim, fica um interlúdio interessante ao próximo livro "De onde viria aquela minúscula peça de roupa? Porque estaria salpicada de sangue? E porque a teria a mãe conservado num baú no sótão, junto de uma medalha da Segunda Guerra Mundial?" MISTÉRIO :) Camilla a aguçar-nos o apetite!Bem, até ao próxim [...]

    12. Not great. Tedious and wordy and long-winded, and none too believable. Disappointing. Even the translation irritated me, but perhaps it's the fault of the original. The dialogue was stilted, and often boring, with way too much exposition that sounded unnatural. And I know it's picky, but I figure if both author and editor miss repetitions like this, " but Erica saw it all too well. She knew all too well " then the book is carelessly written. I think fellow Scandinavian Karin Fossum is head and s [...]

    13. Προβλέψιμος ο δολοφόνος σχεδόν από την αρχή του βιβλίου, παρόλα αυτά η υπόθεση είναι αρκετά ενδιαφέρουσα και σε κρατάει μέχρι το τέλος για να δεις τους λόγους που έγιναν όλα και την ιστορία που ξεκίνησε, όπως πάντα στο παρελθόν. Μετά τα πρώτα πέντε βιβλία της Φιελμπάκα, παρα [...]

    14. Wat vond ik van dit vierde deel over Patrik Hedström?Het was een heerlijk verhaal, maar het pakte me niet zo als de eerste drie delen.In het begin van het verhaal is er een verkeersongeval, waarbij na sectie op het slachtoffer blijkt dat het om een moord gaat. Tegelijkertijd staat de regio op de kop door de komst van een TV Programma. In het plaatsje Tanumshede wordt een realityshow opgenomen voor TV: Fucking Tanum.De deelnemers zijn divers qua karakter en nogal vrijpostige types. Na een ruzie [...]

    15. I'm trying to put my finger on what made this crime novel so much fun to read. For one thing, it's a feast of life stories and love stories. There are a great many characters, and their lives are fascinating to follow. There are various couples in various states of bliss, suffering, deception and crisis. And happily, the lead detective, Patrik Hedstrom, is an intelligent, purposeful and essentially happy man in love with his partner, about to marry her, and crazy about their little daughter. Thi [...]

    16. A book from one of the best Swedish mystery novelists. If you like a complex plot with multiple murders and a lot of characters, this is one for you. We have four detectives and a doofus department chief, each with their own backstory. One of the murder victims is a lesbian and another is a member of a nationally televised reality show that is being filmed in town. The main character we follow is getting remarried and has a live-in sister-in-law who is psychologically rebounding from having (jus [...]

    17. Crimen en directo es la cuarta parte de la saga Los crímenes de Fjällbacka y me ha gustado muchísimo, como las anteriores novela de la autora. La trama es muy adictiva y te mantiene totalmente en vilo durante todo el libro, como toda buena novela de misterio. Además, a pesar de tener muchas tramas abiertas, la autora siempre consigue darle un giro a la trama y dejarlo todo bien cerrado al final de la novela. Los personajes son muy variados y bien construidos, la verdad es que poco a poco les [...]

    18. I'm still giving it four stars, but it just wasn't as good as her first three. It was slow to get going and unrelated side stories (i.e. Mellberg's personal drama) were tedious. About half way through the book picked up and started to have the spark that made me love her first three books. Yes, it's VERY easy to figure out who the killer is, but Läckberg does keep decent suspense as to why and what the connection is. There are a few surprises I didn't see coming. She does a bit of a cliffhanger [...]

    19. El libro esta entretenido, la lectura es muy fluida y las paginas pasan y pasan muy rapido, la historia tiene sus tintes interesantes aunque creo que al ser una serie hay muchas cosas que empiezan a perder novedad y las lineas de razonamiento detectivesco empiezan a estar faciles de seguir, sin embargo un libro muy entretenido y recomendable.

    20. Muito, muito bom!!! :)Apenas achei aborrecida a parte relativa ao programa televisivo, por ser uma espécie de "Big Brother" e como não sou fã deste tipo de programas, não achei grande piada.Em relação a tudo o resto, Camilla Lackberg não desilude e, não fosse o facto de ter descoberto o mistério antes do tempo, ter-lhe-ia dado as 5 estrelinhas!!Recomendado!

    21. Σαν ιστορία μου άρεσε, σαν αστυνομικό όμως μου φάνηκε ότι δεν πέτυχε τον στόχο του δεδομένου ότι καταλαβαίνεις τον ένοχο γρήγορα και αυτό νομίζω είναι μειονέκτημα για ένα αστυνομικό!

    22. Ik heb getwijfeld tussen drie en vier sterren. Dit is zo’n boek dat ik 3,5 ster zou geven als het mogelijk was. Ik vond het mysterie wel verrassend. Ondanks dat ik het boek eerder heb gelezen, kon ik me weinig van het verhaal herinneren. Al wist ik tegen het einde wel weer wie de dader was. Toch wist ik het niet meer zeker, dus bleef ik toch lezen om te zien of ik gelijk had. Deel 4 eindigt ook weer met een mooie cliffhanger voor deel 5. Ik ga echter eerst nog even het tussendeel lezen. Maar d [...]

    23. WOW.Okay, tiene sus puntos flojos en lo que respecta a la historia "general" (podría haber vivido sin el sexismo, por ejemplo), pero lo que realmente importa, el suspenso, el misterio y demás, es impecable.

    24. Camilla Läckberg leva-nos novamente a Fjällbacka com este Ave de Mau AgoiroO livro segue a linha dos anteriores, adensando as vidas familiares das personagens por nós conhecidas. Seguimos Patrick, Erica, Maja, Dan, Anna, Martin e um sem fim de outras personagens fícticas em cenários e situações que poderiam muito bem ser nossas ou de vizinhos que conhecemos.Desta vez, ao contrário de em Teias de Cinza, o ponto de partida não é um crime, mas sim um conjunto de assassinatos aparentemente [...]

    25. Ακόμα μία συγγραφέας της σκανδιναβικής σχολής, το πρώτο βιβλίο της οποίας (και 4ο της σειράς) διαβάζω. Ήρωας είναι κυρίως ο Πάτρικ, αστυνομικός, ενώ η σύντροφός του η Ερίκα (όπου είναι επίσης βασική πρωταγωνίστρια και θεωρείται το άλτερ έγκο της συγγραφέα) στο συγκεκριμένο β [...]

    26. I am always looking for new mystery/crime authors, especially in the category of "Nordic noir". I am working my way through a very good website Scandinavian Crime Fiction scandinaviancrimefiction.cI am very pleased to have found Camilla Lackberg whose crime novels have become international bestsellers and a series on Swedish television. In this book, set in Tanum, a rural part of southwestern Sweden, the town is put on the map by having a Swedish reality TV showed filmed there and of course one [...]

    27. En realidad sería un 3,5.El más flojo desde el primero, y el asesino se conoce desde el principio, no hay mucho misterio.Al menos Erica vuelve a ser interesante después de todo el drama del libro anterior y el final promete una Erica más parecida a la del principio que a la de las últimas novelas, dónde quedaba relegada a un papel secundario de apoyo a Patrick. Gösta me sigue gustando mucho, he disfrutado de sus capítulos como en las otras novelas. Al menos ha llegado a la conclusión de [...]

    28. Interesante. No quiero decir que para este punto a Camilla se le hayan acabado las ideas porque sinceramente sabe como armar una historia y como hacer que sus personajes encajen. Reutilizó la idea del libro anterior (si lo has leído, espero entiendas a qué me refiero) y sin embargo volvió a darnos una historia fascinante, como siempre, aunque he de admitir que con este libro si me detuve bastante, de pronto se me hacia lento, lo deje dos o tres veces para continuarlo más tarde xD De todas m [...]

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