Камилла Лэкберг
The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Camilla Lackberg

No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.Detective Patrik Hedstrom is no stranger to tragedy. A murder case concerning Fjallbacka’s dead financial director, Mats Sverin, is a grim but useful distraction from his recent family misfortunes.It seems Mats was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew – a man with something to hide…His high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has just returned to the area with her five-year-old son – could she shed light on who Mats really was?However, Nathalie has her own secret. If it’s discovered, she will lose her only child. As the investigation stalls, the police have many questions. But there is only one that matters.Is there anything a mother would not do to protect her child?

CAMILLA LACKBERG

The Lost Boy

Translated from the Swedish by Tiina Nunnally

Copyright (#ulink_8052b33b-3f11-5ca8-9543-ea17f7f07f1a)

This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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Published by HarperCollinsPublishers 2013

Copyright © Camilla Lackberg 2009

Published by agreement with Nordin Agency, Sweden

Translation copyright © Tiina Nunnally 2013

Jacket layout design © HarperCollinsPublishers 2012; Jacket photographs © Clayton Bastiani/Trevillion Images (boy, beach and sea); Chad Ehlers/Getty Images (lighthouse and rocks); Shutterstock.com (sky).

First published in Swedish as Fyrvaktaren

Camilla Lackberg asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work

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Source ISBN: 9780007473212

Ebook Edition © 2013 ISBN: 9780007419562

Version: 2017-05-19

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Table of Contents

Title Page (#u8f5d5feb-eb07-5d64-91d3-400e4c1cf6d1)

Copyright (#u0e2586f3-a6f1-53ec-bf79-a49b7e7a345b)

Dedication (#u2e32610a-0cb6-52de-8793-7eb29e403b0f)

Chapter 1 (#u8f1e5743-c029-5fbb-ae5d-015ebf1060ff)

Fjällbacka 1870 (#u269041fb-7ec5-5036-9e24-2329f57e6a71)

Chapter 2 (#uf45a292e-4abb-59e2-ba6a-dc5803de6195)

Fjällbacka 1870 (#ud28b171a-9040-5977-ab71-0a9a4bccc783)

Chapter 3 (#u9cbedef3-20eb-5874-a253-760864d64b79)

Chapter 4 (#u6d8801a9-0be3-52d2-b802-984754e04556)

Chapter 5 (#u8043650f-ca3f-5669-b5b6-b437847a0d7f)

Fjällbacka 1870 (#ub4e9e29e-2847-589d-8ada-1dd8910d2c66)

Chapter 6 (#ufd816098-c6ef-5a7a-ae6d-a23737bee335)

Fjällbacka 1870 (#u3c7b793b-ee23-545f-8d6b-a39c75b6e114)

Chapter 7 (#ucde019c1-b080-5bdb-9be7-65cf1d64661e)

Fjällbacka 1870 (#udbe408b7-0928-5289-adc8-3f466c363d2a)

Chapter 8 (#litres_trial_promo)

Fjällbacka 1871 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 9 (#litres_trial_promo)

Fjällbacka 1871 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 10 (#litres_trial_promo)

Fjällbacka 1871 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 11 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 12 (#litres_trial_promo)

Fjällbacka 1871 (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 13 (#litres_trial_promo)