The Gallows Bird

The Gallows Bird

Book - 2011
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To avoid disappointment, please note this book is now published under the title THE STRANGER. Swedish crime sensation and No. 1 international bestseller, Camilla Lackberg's fourth psychological thriller - for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo

A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It's the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstr#65533;m and his colleagues.

At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars' every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point. When a drunken party ends with a particularly unpopular contestant's murder, the cast and crew are obvious suspects. Could there be a killer in their midst?

As the country tunes in, the bodies mount up. Under the intense glare of the media spotlight, Patrik faces his toughest investigation yet...

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2011.
ISBN: 9780007254002
Branch Call Number: LACKB
Characteristics: 378 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Stranger

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This is just cheap literature for a day at the beach. The clues are not well presented and overall the plot lacks subtly. Read it in a day when you have time to kill.

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campingmomma
May 09, 2013

Another great book by Lackberg. This one had a little different spin on it in that you couldn't really tell ahead of time who the murder was she really saved it until the end. However, I did see what was going to happen to Melberg (the chief of police) way before he did. Patrik and Erica finally get married and since they already have a child I wonder what's next for them. Erica's sister Anna finally pulls herself together which is good b/c she was starting to drain me. Can't wait for the next book to come in from InterLibrary Loan, then there's only one more left. I hope the series doesn't end or Lackberg creates a new series. I really enjoyed her writing.

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Mommies2
Feb 01, 2012

Another great book from this author. Love the police inspector and hoe the author keeps you in suspense right to the end.

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cheadlebeagle
Jun 06, 2011

Typical Scandanavian mystery being dark and somewhat depressing. But I have enjoyed all of Lackberg's books so far and she is nothing like Stieg Larsson.

debwalker Apr 16, 2011

"Yet another Swedish crime novelist being compared to Stieg Larsson, Lackberg is very different in style, content and voice. This taut little mystery is more like Frances Fyfield or Minette Walters, despite its resolutely Scandinavian tone."

Margaret Cannon
Globe & Mail April 14 2011

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