A murder or a suicide of one or perhaps two in the tiny village of Fjallbacka, Sweden is the focus of the book. Erica Falck arrives in her home town to settle her deceased parents affairs. She is soon immersed in intrigue, death and mystery.
Ms. Lackberg crafts an intricate tale of deceit. She provides a great deal of information about her characters by having them investigated by either her protagonist, Erica, or the secondary protagonist, Patrik, a local cop. Her details provide plenty of clues but she does not allow resolution of the mysteries until the very end.
Winston Churchill’s out of context quote is an apt description of this book; “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Just when you think you have puzzled out the solution, Ms. Lackberg throws a curve instead of a strike.
This is an excellent, thought provoking, disturbing mystery that I highly recommend.
Body of work of Camilla Lackberg
Web Site: http://www.camillalackberg.com/biography