Apr 27, Reviews. Lackberg, Camilla – ‘The Gallows Bird’ (translated by Steven T Murray) Hardback: pages (Mar. ) Publisher: HarperCollins. In the new thriller by Camilla Läckberg, a string of suspicious deaths points to a potential serial killer who has turned his eye toward Fjallbacka and her dark. The Gallows Bird Download Audio Unabridged edition by 1 international bestseller, Camilla Lackberg’s fourth psychological thriller – for fans of Stieg Larsson.

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I read it out of order of the series and got some brief spoilers.

The read Someone used the word “tedious”, and I agree completely. The story ends on a teasing note, which segues rather nicely into the next book. More European crime fiction reviews can be found on the Reviews page. I wanted to know if anyone felt the same way?

The Gallows Bird by Camilla Läckberg

On their lives, their situations and their emotions. Want to Read saving…. I had a hard time just getting to the middle. Despite this being a series, you can read them in any order. This site uses cookies. I get a bit picky with translators!

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Especially book 2 with the family relations. Details of the author’s other books with links to reviews can be found on the Books page. Another of my pet-hates features in the book; passages in italics interspersed with the main story purporting to come from the “mind of the killer”. Definitely one of the better crime series out there. Everything else she has done has been solid so I’ll give the next installment a shot.


This time around there are two very distinctive storylines.

The Gallows Bird

Another factor that ties together the series is the Tanumshede police station, where we follow the lives of Patrik who lackbegg as a proxy for the lazy, rather stupid chief Mellberg and his colleagues from book to book. Eventually, of course, they linked the two, seemingly disparate deaths, in a very clever piece of plotting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

A convention that can be used very occasionally by thf really smart writers is an awful style when not done well. Lackberg’s use of keeping the knowledge of certain facts from the reader while making it clear that the actors in the novel know the facts made me crazy. Nevertheless, both investigations are solidly and engagingly depicted; particularly galows is the sensitivity of Patrik and most of his colleagues to vulnerable witnesses, some of whom are portrayed vividly for example Sophie, the daughter of the car crash victim.

Translated by Steven T Murray Share this: Email Twitter Facebook Tumblr Pinterest. The reader was also not one of my favorites.

Real people and real emotions. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: And it was lovely lacmberg follow Patrik home, and to watch as he and his fiance Erika supported her sister galllws the aftermath of the events at the end of the previous book in the series, care for their infant daughter and, in between times, plan their wedding.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Lyndsey rated it did not like it Sep 17, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And that she does it very well. This, the fourth in the series, had three faults: This book is known by two different titles — beware picking them both up. The csmilla are flat and ballows plot is not compelling. I really love your review of this book, I too like this series and am not sure why as it seems a bit simply written for my usual taste.


Also, the author’s obsession with marriage and babies was awkward. Okay, Camilla Lackberg is beginning to be annoying. Return to Book Page.

Far too much of this novel was devoted to a narrative lackerg the contestants in some kind of a reality tv show. Perhaps I’m just too old to be interested in teenagers getting drunk and making fools ggallows themselves? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant’s murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew could there be a murderer among them?

Patrik of course is on the case, but can he and his team including new recruit Hanna link up the reasons for these depths.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Like the mix of police procedural with a happy domestic life! Forgiveness for our sins, for our failures, for our shortcomings and mistakes.

I won’t go into the other Okay, Camilla Lackberg is beginning to be annoying. The ratings spike as the country tunes in to a real life murder mystery.

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