Fans of Camilla Läckberg’s Fjällbacka series and comic book lovers alike, rejoice! Celebrated comic book authors Leónie Bischoff and Oliver Bocquet now present the graphic novel adaptation of the most read book in the Läckberg series, The Ice Princess.
After her parents’ death, writer Erica Falck returns to her hometown of Fjällbacka to take care of their affairs at the same time as her childhood friend, Alexandra Wijkner, is found dead under strange circumstances. As she settles back into old memories, Erica, together with her old acquaintance, police detective Patrik Hedström, gets caught up in the investigation of Alexandra’s death and discovers many hidden truths about the little town and its neighbours.
This is an adaptation that will please both Camilla Läckberg fans and comic readers. It is a very visual and attractive approach for all readers to the worldwide best selling series by the queen of noir.
YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE PAST
Easter 1974. A family vanishes from their home on an idyllic island off the Swedish coast. They have left everything behind – including their one-year-old daughter, Ebba.
Now, years later, Ebba has returned to the island. She and her husband have suffered the loss of their only child and are looking to make a fresh start. But within days, their house is the target of an arson attack.
YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE FUTURE
Detective Patrik Hedstrom takes on the investigation, aided by his wife, crime writer Erica Falck, who has always been fascinated by the mystery of Ebba’s abandonment and the family’s tragic history.
When dried blood is found under the floorboards of the old house, it seems that the cold case involving the missing family is about to be brought back to life. And soon, Patrik and Erica are consumed by the hunt for a killer who will stop at nothing to keep the past buried…
Praise for Camilla Lackberg:
‘The hottest female writer in Sweden’ Independent
‘Heart-stopping and heart-warming … a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing’ Val McDermid
‘Pacy … with flashing insight into the dark places of the psyche’ Sunday Times
‘Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror’ Guardian
‘Both chilling and thrilling’ Sun
Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother’s possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family’s past and finally uncover the reasons why. Her enquiries lead her to the home of a retired history teacher.
He was among her mother’s circle of friends during the Second World War but her questions are met with bizarre and evasive answers. Two days later he meets a violent death. Detective patrik Hedström, Erica’s husband, is on paternity leave but soon becomes embroiled in the murder investigation. Who would kill so ruthlessly to bury secrets so old? Reluctantly Erica must read her mother’s wartime diaries. But within the pages is a painful revelation about Erica’s past. Could what little knowledge she has be enough to endanger her husband and newborn baby? The dark past is coming to light, and no one will escape the truth of how they came to be . . .
Read more about the novel her: http://pegasusbooks.com/books/the-hidden-child-hardcover