Sjöjungfrun (The mermaid) by Camilla Läckberg

I just finished up reading the book a couple hours ago. It was a very good crime story, a murdered man turns up frozen into the ice. The man is the one who went missing 3 months earlier, he walked out of the house heading towards work, but never got there.

Once he has been found it is obvious he was killed, probably the same day he went missing. The police now has a murder to solve.

The police is trying really hard to figure out why, and who did it. And along the way they learn that the new village celebrity, Christian Thydell, a writer who just released his debut book has been threatened. Christian is also a friend of the victim. Soon they start working with the theory the two events are related, witch means the writer and his family are in danger as well.

Another writer, a woman by the name Erica is curious and concerned, she has helped Christian with his debut book. Erica writes about true crimes, and is used to looking into old cases during research for her books, and now she starts thinking it would be pretty much the same to start looking into an ongoing case a little, just to help… Her husband isn’t all that happy about the fact Erica gets involved, he is worried something will happen while she pokes into things she shouldn’t. The fact she’s pregnant with twins doesn’t make his concerns about her well being any less.

The story unfolds, and reveals an unbelievable story, up until the last pages you still haven’t figured the killers true identity. For a while I thought I had it figured, but then the police got to the same idea and it becomes clear that could not be the case.

I know some of her earlier books has been translated to English along with other languages, so I guess this will be as well eventually, but currently I have not seen any confirmation that it is or even will be.

It is the 6th book about the life and crimes in the small town of Fjällbacka. Along with the investigation, we get to follow the life and people around the main characters in the book, they have been the same in all books about Fjällbacka. The characters that keep coming back are Erica, her husband Patrik, and the other policemen at the station.

Last edited July 30th, 2008 by Anna

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