The remote resort town of Fjällbacka has seen more than its share of tragedies, but a little girl found in a fisherman’s net may be the worst yet—especially when the postmortem reveals that this was a methodical murder, not an accidental drowning. Local detective Patrik Hedstrom has just become a father, and it’s his grim task to discover who could have killed a child both he and his partner Erica knew well. He realizes that the solution lies with finding a motive for this terrible crime. Although Hedstrom is no stranger to the criminal mind, he couldn’t possibly predict how this case will reach into Fjällbacka’s darkest heart, spanning generations and ripping aside its idyllic façade, perhaps forever.
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“One of those mysteries that ruin a vacation. Take it to the beach and your eyes will be so locked on its pages, you’ll never know there’s an ocean in front of you. . . . Richly textured and downright breathtaking.”
—Washington Post (AudioFile)
“Equal parts atmospheric and suspenseful. It winds its way along two paths . . . that the two stories will eventually converge, with shocking consequences, is testament to Camilla Läckberg’s incomparable storytelling skills. If you have not yet read the equally entrancing The Ice Princess and The Preacher, what are you waiting for?”
—USA Today (Publishers Weekly)
“Narrator David Thorn distinguishes the bevy of characters and deftly pronounces their unfamiliar names.”
—AudioFile (Library Bookwatch)
“The extreme darkness of the human spirit—a quality that marks Läckberg’s novel and the work of many other Swedish crime writers—is expertly portrayed in this audio edition by narrator David Thorn, who previously read earlier installments in the author’s . . . series.”
—Publishers Weekly (Bookreporter)
“Smoothly performed by David Thorn. . . . Stonecutter is a gripping novel of the dark side of human nature, unforgettable to the very end.”
—Library Bookwatch (Library Journal)
“The Stonecutter is one of those rare books that you will be unable to read fast enough, yet you also will want to savor slowly so you can delay the ending.”
“Narrator David Thorn makes the Swedish names accessible in a way print does not. His tongue glides over the unfamiliar pronunciations, leaving the listener engaged in the story, which stretches back to the 1920s. Even the red herrings take you somewhere you need to go. . . . This is a must purchase.”
Thorn is a master of building and lessening suspense by altering pacing and inflections, allowing characters’ inner dialogues to clearly contrast with their spoken words. As the plot draws to a conclusion, Thorn outdoes himself voicing the murderer’s reactions to being caught, convicted, and imprisoned. Another winner from Läckberg.”
“[David Thorn] managed to maintain the continuity of the narration through-out and it was an easy listen.”
—Dee’s Book Blog
“Listening to the audio book was great fun. . . . I highly recommend . . . especially for fans of Nordic crime novels.”
—Chaos Is A Friend of Mine Blog
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