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“I wasnt sure I would enjoy this book, but i was pleasantly surprised. i found it intriging how one persons actions can have a knock on effect with other people and the consequences of it. The vonly other book i have read which is like this Five people you meet in heaven.”Sheila L wrote this review Monday, September 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In this book Patrik Hedstrom is on paternity leave looking after his one-year old daughter Maya, while Erica Falk gets back to work on another book. When Erica discovers her mother's old diaries from the World War II years, she unwittingly sets in motion the unveiling of a past that others of her mother's generation in that town do not want unveiled. The book shows flashbacks to the life of her mother and her friends during the war in Sweden and alternate with the present where one of them is murdered and another follows shortly after. Erica wonders what secrets are hidden in the past of her mother and starts her own investigation. Why now after 60 years is someone afraid the truth will surface ? Even though Patrik is the policeman, it’s Erica who interviews people and makes the necessary discoveries, even though she has not more to start with than a few news clippings.
This is a good book that keeps you interested right to the very end. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.”
“Good”Rosa Santorroman-I Diamond YOU wrote this review Monday, May 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Vroeger en nu draaien langs en door elkaar, intrigerend, spannend en verslavend om te lezen.”
“Excellent, love her books, keeps you turning pages.”Susan K wrote this review Wednesday, October 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The hidden child is another brilliant read from Lackberg.
This time the subplot is about Ericas mothers childhood and explains a lot about why she was so heartless towards Erica and her sister. This sub plot was also brilliantly written and linked well with the present day storyline. There were just about the right amount of characters involved with this one.
The plot was gripping and Lackberg once again had me guessing from the beginning giving nothing away as usual untill the very end. Crime books usually have given away the killer by mid way but with these books its the very end when you truly find out who has 'done the deed' so to speak.
Got to be one of my favourites and the ending is brilliantly thought out. Totally unexpected. ”
“As usual, there is an historical aspect -- this time it is her mother. The death of her mother's lover 60 years ago reverberates to the present with the death of a man who studies WW history and 2 others who were all friends during the war. ”Lorlee B wrote this review Thursday, August 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oh yes, after reading so many of her books at one go, this is the exact thing I was waiting for. Have Lackberg move out of her modern Fjallbacka and go back in time to a more interesting era, to some history, historical crime. In all her other books, I have skipped parts where she goes to much into domestic details or into the lives of characters quite unrelated to the mystery at hand. Anna, Erica's sister for example, is not important as part of her mysteries in any of her books till date, but her life is dealt with in great detail from her first book. In this too, her moving in with Dan and the troubles they have with their sets of kids, especially Dan's older daughter is not in any way connected to the main plot of the book. However one has to remember, she is writing a series where her characters develop over time. Just like her parents, especially her mothers lack of love towards the sisters, and its reason is finally dealt with in this book, who knows, one day, Anna may become one of the pivotal characters in her next mystery. ”payalmukherjee wrote this review Thursday, June 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A terrific story. Erika finds some diaries, a baby shirt, and a Nazi medal in her mother's old chest. She discovers a hidden part of her mother's past and solves a murder from long ago and two murders from present day; and they are all tied together.”Frances L wrote this review Thursday, June 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No