Camilla Läckberg books in order
Camilla Läckberg is a Swedish award-winning and international bestselling author of crime novels.
Born in Fjällbacka, Sweden, she graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics before moving to Stockholm where she worked for a number of years as a marketing director and product manager.
Läckberg became a writer after being enrolled in a creative writing course as a Christmas present.
Her books, which have been translated into at least 40 languages in 60 countries, have sold more than 20 million copies across the globe.
She currently lives in the Stockholm suburbs.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
- The Golden Cage - En bur av guld (2020)
Patrik Hedström / Fjällbacka Series
- The Ice Princess - Isprinsessan (2002)
- The Preacher - Predikanten (2004)
- The Stonecutter - Stenhuggaren (2005)
- The Gallows Bird / The Stranger - Olycksfågeln (2006)
- The Hidden Child - Tyskungen (2007)
- The Drowning - Sjöjungfrun (2008)
- The Lost Boy - Fyrvaktaren (2013)
- Buried Angels / The Angel Maker's Wife - Änglamakerskan (2014)
- The Ice Child - Lejontämjaren (2016)
- The Girl in the Woods - Häxan (2018)
- The Scent of Almonds and Other Stories - Mord och mandeldoft (2015)
Detailed book overview
Faye gave her heart to Jack when they were still in business school.
Raised in riches, Jack was always the eternal golden boy, while Faye had to work hard to overcome her dark past.
When Jack needs all the help that he can get with a start-up, Faye makes the ultimate sacrifice of dropping school to waitress by day and work as his strategist by night.
But when business flourishes and the couple has a baby, Faye finds herself at home taking care of their daughter—away from the excitement.
However with time, she notices Jack has been cold and distant. After all the sacrifices she made, her heart is shattered when she finds out that he is cheating on her.
She may be wounded emotionally and financially, but nothing could ever prepare Jack for the fury that's about to be unleashed on him.
Patrik Hedström / Fjällbacka Series
Upon returning to her hometown of Fjallbacka after burying her parents, writer Erica Falck is shocked to find a community on the edge, with the death of her childhood friend, Alex, seemingly the beginning.
Although all indications point to a possible suicide, Erica decides to write a book about the gorgeous yet distant Alex in a desperate attempt to answer questions about their shared pasts.
Meanwhile, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is also struggling to uncover the mystery, given his own suspicions.
However, when the two join hands to unmask the truth, unsettling facts about the tiny town start to emerge.
Director: Jonas Grimås
Cast: Elisabet Carlsson, Niklas Hjulström, Göran Ragnerstam, Johannes Alfvén, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Lars Andersson, Fanny Askerfors, Christer Fjällström, Göran Graffman, Ingvar Haggren
It’s an exceptionally hot month of July.
Detective Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck are awaiting the birth of their first child when a six-year-old makes a shocking discovery across town.
The boy in question came across the lifeless body of a young woman who was viciously murdered.
What’s worse is that the investigating team unearths the remains of two other victims underneath the first body, with the skeletons belonging to two campers who mysteriously vanished decades ago.
Although all the murders seem to have been committed by the same killer, what’s more buffling is that the primary suspect in the original kidnappings took their life away twenty-four years ago.
When another young girl mysteriously disappears, Patrik races against time to catch the serial killer before it’s too late.
Director: Jonas Grimås
Cast: Elisabet Carlsson, Niklas Hjulström, Göran Ragnerstam, Lotta Karlge, Christer Fjällström, Ingvar Haggren, Jonas Karlström, Stina Rautelin, Marika Lagercrantz, Lennart Hjulström, Tobias Hjelm
Although the isolated resort of Fjällbacka has been riddled with its unhealthy share of tragedy, none could ever compare to the case of the little girl whose body was discovered in a fisherman's net.
And what’s even worse is that it wasn’t an accident…
Local detective Patrik Hedström recently became a father after his partner, Erica Falck, gave birth to their first child.
Now, he is tasked with unmasking the person behind the murder of a child both he and Erica knew all too well.
However, unbeknownst to him is the fact that the case will reach to the darkest points of Fjällbacka, forever dismantling its perfect façade.
Director: Emiliano Goessens
Cast: Niklas Hjulström, Elisabet Carlsson, Sven-Åke Gustavsson, Jonas Karlström, Christer Fjällström, Ingvar Haggren, Lotta Karlge, Mona Malm, Björn Bengtsson
When a local woman is killed in a devastating car crash, it seems like a drunken driving case on paper.
But how come the victim’s blood had high levels of alcohol when she rarely drank any?
Elsewhere, a new reality television show has begun shooting in the town.
When tempers however explode and a party ends with the murder of a contestant, the cast and crew has a case to answer.
As the ratings go over the roof, with the whole of Sweden keenly following on a real-life murder mystery, detective Patrik Hedström—who still can't wrap his head around the first case—suddenly finds himself handling his most demanding investigation yet.
Director: Emiliano Goessens
Cast: Niklas Hjulström, Elisabet Carlsson, Sven-Åke Gustavsson, Jonas Karlström, Christer Fjällström, Lotta Karlge, Lia Boysen, Jimmy Lindström, Aliette Opheim, Sofia Pekkari
When crime writer Erica Falck was going through the belongings of her late mother, the last thing she expected to find was an old Nazi medal.
Curious to learn more about her past, she pays a visit to a retired history teacher hoping to get some answers—only for the history teacher to end up dead two days later.
Although Patrik Hedström is on paternity leave, the detective finds himself in the middle of an investigation after his wife’s enquiries triggers a series of killings.
A huge secret from the most dreadful days of the Second World War is about to be uncovered, and their families will be caught up in it.
Director: Per Hanefjord
Cast: Claudia Galli, Richard Ulfsäter, Eva Fritjofson, Pamela Cortes Bruna, Lennart Jähkel, Amalia Holm, Fanny Klefelt, Edvin Endre, Axel Myrberg
He may be living his dream, having just published his debut novel to great reception, but author Christian Thydell is still somehow estranged and unhappy.
When crime writer Erica Falck however learns that Christian has been receiving anonymous threats, she begins digging into author’s strange past.
But when one of Christian’s closest friends mysteriously disappears, Detective Patrik Hedström confirms his worst suspicions.
The investigation however seems to have hit a brick wall after it turns out that the victims themselves are withholding evidence.
Could their silence be propelled by fear or guilt?
What secret could they be possibly protecting with their lives?
Tragedy isn’t something new to detective Patrik Hedström.
When Mats Sverin, Fjällbacka’s financial director, ends up dead, Patrik sees it as a welcome distraction from his recent family misfortunes.
Although everybody liked Sverin, no one seemed to know him—exactly the kind of man hiding something.
When Nathalie, his high school lover, returns to Fjällbacka with her five-year-old son, Patrik sees this as an opportunity to learn more about the victim.
Nathalie however has her fair share of secrets which, if revealed, will see her lose her only child.
But when a mother’s back is against the wall, she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her child.
"You can neither change the past, nor outrun the future.”
Easter of 1974. A family mysteriously disappears from their home in a picturesque island off the Swedish coast. Left behind is their one-year-old daughter, Ebba.
Years later, Ebba returns to the island hoping to begin a new chapter with her husband, having just lost their only child.
But just days after moving in, a mysterious arson targets their home.
Aided by his wife Erica Falck, Detective Patrik Hedström investigates the unfortunate family history.
The couple however soon finds themselves hunting down a killer who is determined to keep the past buried.
A partially naked girl strolls through the woods in the icy winter snow.
Upon reaching the road, a car suddenly comes out of nowhere and doesn’t stop.
The victim, who disappeared four months ago, was subjected to inhumane brutality, and Detective Patrik Hedström has every reason to believe that this is just but the beginning.
The police then learn that three more girls have reportedly been missing from the surrounding towns.
Despite the fact that the cases don’t have any fresh leads, the tale takes an unexpected twist after Patrik’s wife, Erica Falck, comes across a link to an old murder case.
Locals of the picturesque resort of Fjällbacka are struck with fear after a four-year-old girl mysteriously vanishes in the woods just outside the area.
That is horrifying given the fact that three decades ago, a child disappeared from the same area, only to be found later brutally murdered.
During that time, two teenage girls were found guilty of the crime. Could one of them be the guilty party this time round?
Assisted by his wife, bestselling crime writer Erica Falck, detective Patrik Hedström embarks on a mission to uncover the mystery.
But as they look more into the matter, the two learn that the close-knit community has a lot to hide.
This book, which is a collection of short stories from the number one international bestseller Camilla Lackberg, is something that will be enjoyed by fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.
It contains four enthralling stories set in the beautiful Swedish fishing village of Fjallbacka.
The tales include:
THE SCENT OF ALMONDS
A family is trapped in a hotel on a small island off Fjallbacka after a terrible blizzard. Then, a lifeless body is found in the library.
AN ELEGANT DEATH
Two sisters become witnesses of a killing in a fashion boutique.
DREAMING OF ELISABETH
Malin is trapped on a boat with a menacing man.
THE WIDOWS' CAFE
Marianne is serving up a deadly concoction at the Widows' Cafe.