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The Cuckoo

By Camilla Läckberg

Detective Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck are back, in an irresistible Scandi crime thriller for fans of Jo Nesbo and Lars Kepler.

A community torn apart

As a heavy mist rolls into the Swedish coastal town of Fjällbacka, shocking violence shakes the small community to its core. Rolf Stenklo, a famous photographer, is found murdered in his gallery. Two days later, a brutal tragedy on a private island leaves the prestigious Bauer family devastated.

A town full of secrets

With his boss acting strangely, Detective Patrik Hedström is left to lead the investigation. Tensions rise threatening cracks in the team of officers at Tanumshede police station and pressure mounts as the press demand answers.

A reckoning in blood

In pursuit of inspiration for her next true-crime book, Patrik’s wife Erica Falck leaves behind their three children and travels to Stockholm to research the unsolved decades-old murder of a figure from Rolf’s past. As Erica searches for the truth, she realizes that her mystery is connected to Patrik’s case. These threads from the past are woven into the present and old sins leave behind long shadows.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 16 Jan 2025
Pages: 432
ISBN: 978-0-00-828388-9
Price: £9.99 (Export Price) , £9.99, €None
Camilla Lackberg is a worldwide bestseller renowned for her brilliant contemporary psychological thrillers. Her novels have sold over 29 million copies in 60 countries with translations into 43 languages.

'It boasts Läckberg’s customary appealing blend of darkness and warm-heartedness' The Telegraph -

'Every bit as persuasive and assured as Lackberg's earlier work.' Financial Times -

'Meticulous plots and outstanding characterisation and sense of place' CrimeTime -

'A long-awaited return to Fjallbacka that reminds the reader on every page why the series is so popular. Should come with a trigger warning to put everything on hold until finished reading.' Yrsa Sigurdardottir -

”'A welcome return for Hedström & Falck with a sublime plot, packed with subtle suspense and intrigue… Camilla Lackberg proving why she’s still the best there is…” - J.M. Dagliesh

Praise for Camilla Lackberg: -

”'A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness - The Golden Cage is tensely and skillfully drawn” - Karin Slaughter

”'Lackberg’s new embrace of a terrifying revenge scenario furnishes visceral psychological crime.” - Financial Times

New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Inside -

”'A wonderful, take-no-prisoners mashup of Gone Girl, Billions, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” - Chris Bohjalian, New York Times best-selling author of The Flight Attendant and The Red Lotus

”'Domesticity and brutality are Lackberg staples… Tightly plotted… Unflinching” - Sunday Times

”'Heart-stopping and heart-warming … a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing” - Val McDermid

”'Pacy … with flashing insight into the dark places of the psyche” - Sunday Times