The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy

Book - 2013
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No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg's new psychological thriller - irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

Detective Patrik Hedstrom is no stranger to tragedy. A murder case concerning Fjallbacka's dead financial director, Mats Sverin, is a grim but useful distraction from his recent family misfortunes.

It seems Mats was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew - a man with something to hide...

His high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has just returned to the area with her five-year-old son - could she shed light on who Mats really was?

However, Nathalie has her own secret. If it's discovered, she will lose her only child. As the investigation stalls, the police have many questions. But there is only one that matters.

Is there anything a mother would not do to protect her child?

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c2013
ISBN: 9780007473212
Branch Call Number: M LAC
Characteristics: 497 p. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Nunnally, Tiina 1952-

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TrudyV
Feb 02, 2017

I really enjoyed the book with all its characters with their own stories. The ending did not say what happened to one character who was about to be shot by her abusive husband so anxious to read the next to see what happened. Now if it would only be translated to English soon. I guess it took about 2 years for this one.

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awc_9
Dec 03, 2015

If you like a hint of supernatural, and feel strong about children, women, and families this would be worth your time. Not terribly exciting nor is it very likely to keep your curiosity in the mystery.

Personally disappointed after reading the last previous 6 books. You do need to read the previous book to know what is going on, as it had a cliffhanger ending.
Being a young male who loves murder mysteries this book just was not enough to keep my interest for a 500 pg book. Definitely not a thriller, and borderline mysterious.

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beckylunatic
Aug 08, 2013

I did not actually find this installment in the series all that mysterious, though it did serve to move along the overarching story and character development.

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H18423868
May 22, 2013

good story but did I miss something?
What happened to the girl in the forest? Madeleine ? I suppose she was shot . It was a bit disjointed .Unless we find out in the next book?

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Beverleigh
Apr 24, 2013

This is a thriller that is hard to put down. Not only do you have the mystery of the crime but if you have read any of the previous books you get to follow the relationships of the key figures in the police department as they move along over time. Throw in murder, organized crime, drugs, etc. and you get a good read. I'm looking forward to her next book.

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SportyReader
Apr 21, 2013

Dull and uninteresting.

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Beverleigh
Apr 24, 2013

Beverleigh thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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