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The Drowning

The Drowning
Camilla Lackberg

Swedish crime sensation and No. 1 international bestseller, Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller - for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo NesboChristian Thydell’s dream has come true: his debut novel, The Mermaid, is published to rave reviews. So why is he as distant and unhappy as ever?When crime writer Erica Falck discovers that Christian has been receiving anonymous threats, she investigates not just the messages but also the author’s mysterious past…Meanwhile, one of Christian’s closest friends is missing. Erica’s husband, Detective Patrik Hedström, has his worst suspicions confirmed as the mind-games aimed at Christian and those around him become a disturbing reality.But, with the victims themselves concealing evidence, the investigation is going nowhere. Is their silence driven by fear or guilt? And what is the secret they would rather die to protect than live to see revealed?


The Drowning

Translated from the Swedish by Tiina Nunnally


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Published by HarperCollinsPublishers 2012

Copyright © Camilla Lackberg 2008

Published by agreement with Nordin Agency, Sweden

Translation copyright © Tiina Nunnally 2011

First published in Swedish as Sjöjungfrun

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

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Table of Contents

Title Page (#u049e4024-c712-517a-9777-845a6d1a843d)

Dedication (#ufb189c9b-de3a-5810-87d3-cf588be61bea)

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