Buried Angels

Buried Angels

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Easter 1974. A family vanishes from their home on an idyllic island off the Swedish coast. They have left everything behind - including their one-year-old daughter, Ebba. Now, years later, Ebba has returned to the island. She and her husband have suffered the loss of their only child and are looking to make a fresh start. But within days, their house is the target of an arson attack. Detective Patrik Hedstrom takes on the investigation, aided by his wife, crime writer Erica Falck, who has always been fascinated by the mystery of Ebba's abandonment and the family's tragic history.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
ISBN: 9780007419623
9780007419593
Branch Call Number: F LAC NVD
Characteristics: 474 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Nunnally, Tiina 1952-

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Sweden - A family vanishes from their home on an idyllic island off the Swedish coast. They have left everything behind - including their one-year-old daughter, Ebba. Now, years later, Ebba has returned to the island after the loss of her only child, looking to make a fresh start. But within days... Read More »


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awc_9
Dec 29, 2015

If you've read the last 3 books in the series, save yourself the trouble. If not, just write down every name you see, or read Lost Boy (7th). If you want really good continuity read Drowning (6th) and/or Hidden Child (5th).

Don't want to hate too much on this or give anything away. The actual story line did get really exciting near the end so that was nice. I also really like the "flashbacks" a lot.

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Lisina
May 13, 2015

The one doesn't disappoint. A great who-dunnit that keeps you guessing until the very end. I think, one of the better ones in the series.

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ilovewhippets
Dec 12, 2014

Very good mystery! Hard to put down until the end! Unpredictable! I recommend it!

While the plot could be interesting the writing style is immature, repetitive and boring. The main character is not well developed and the author uses obvious 'tricks' to keep the reader captivated, like not telling us how Ebba's child died ... by the 5th chapter, I no longer cared how the child died. And that birthday card from G was trite. I'll avoid this author in future.

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h19835195
Jul 29, 2014

One of my absolute favourite Scandinavian authors. This book is another fabulous read. Love the quirky regular characters that develop in each book.

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finn75
Jul 27, 2014

I love Scandinavian crime fiction and Camilla Lackberg does not dissappoint. I was guessing until the end! As good as any of her others.

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jazpur
Jul 04, 2014

Most enjoyable. As usual, there's far more to the story than at first meets the eye including links to Nazi Germany. The unsolved disappearance of an entire family with the exception of one little girl, Ebba, is brought back into prominence when she comes back with her husband to live in the house on the island where it all happened and much more besides .

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Dec 29, 2015

awc_9 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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