The Stranger by Camilla Lackberg


This is a Scandinavian crime novel set in a small town on the west coast of Sweden and is part of a series of books with the recurring central character, Inspector Patrik Hedstrom. It’s a well-paced thriller but a bit light-weight. Much of the story deals with the local society and their secrets, though a certain amount of comedy is added by the life of the lazy chief of the station. After reading a couple of the series, I would say to try Henning Mankell or Jo Nesbo first if you want to read some good Scandinavian Crime Fiction.

You can reserve a copy of this on South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.


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