The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg
Originally Published: 2004
The Preacher, by Swedish author Camilla Lackberg is the second in a series of mystery novels featuring Detective Patrik Hedstrom.
I only gave it 3 stars because I had rather expected more involvement of Patrik’s girlfriend Erica Falck, since she had figured quite prominently in the first book of this series. It may be because Erica is very pregnant in this one – with Patrik’s child!
A body is discovered in the small town along with two skeletons. Lackberg weaves the mystery of this new corpse into the mystery of the two old ones, and again creates twists and turns to keep you guessing. Patrik’s attention focuses on the Hults, a feuding clan of misfits, religious fanatics and criminals. The suspect list is long, but must be solved quickly before someone else dies.
We also learn a little more about Anna, (Erica’s sister), and her nightmare of a marriage. Lackberg is starting to build her characters up a little, and the results are proving interesting.
On to the third in the series !
Read: August 2015