Камилла Лэкберг
The Hidden Child

The Hidden Child
Camilla Lackberg

In this official TV Summer Book Club pick, worldwide bestseller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past…Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover an old Nazi medal among her late mother's belongings. Inspired to dig deep into her past, she visits a retired history teacher for answers. Two days later, he’s dead.Detective Patrik Hedström is on paternity leave. But his wife’s enquiries appear to have set off a chain of murders and he’s finding it hard to keep out of the investigation.A terrible secret from the darkest days of World War II is coming to light – and their families’ histories are right at the heart of it.

CAMILLA LACKBERG

The Hidden Child

Translated by Tiina Nunnally

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First published in Great Britain by HarperCollinsPublishers 2011 Published by agreement with Nordin Agency, Sweden First published in Swedish as Tyskungen

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To Wille & Meja

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2: Fjällbacka 1943

Chapter 3

Chapter 4: Kristiansand 1943

Chapter 5

Chapter 6: Fjällbacka 1943

Chapter 7

Chapter 8: Fjällbacka 1943

Chapter 9

Chapter 10: Fjällbacka 1943

Chapter 11

Chapter 12: Kristiansand 1943

Chapter 13

Chapter 14: Fjällbacka 1943

Chapter 15

Chapter 16: Fjällbacka 1943

Chapter 17

Chapter 18: Grini, Outside Oslo, 1943

Chapter 19

Chapter 20: Fjällbacka 1944

Chapter 21

Chapter 22: Grini, Outside Oslo, 1944

Chapter 23