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ⓘ The Lost Boy, novel. The Lost Boy is a detective novel by Camilla Lackberg, published in Sweden in 2009. The English version was published in March 2013 by Harp ..




The Lost Boy (novel)
                                     

ⓘ The Lost Boy (novel)

The Lost Boy is a detective novel by Camilla Lackberg, published in Sweden in 2009. The English version was published in March 2013 by HarperCollins.

                                     

1. Summary

The police inspector, Patrick Hedstrom, has just started working again after a long time off because of sickness. He has been trying to relax, all the while taking care of his wife, Erica, and their prematurely born twins. He has barely entered the door to the office before he is already thrown into a new investigation. A man has been found murdered in his apartment, with a bullet in his head. The victim is Mats Sverin, financial manager of the local council, a very friendly and beloved man. No one has anything bad to say about him.

With his coworkers, Patrick starts to redraw Mats life, which contains more secrets than anyone would ever have suspected. Why was he in such a hurry to leave Goteborg to return to his home town Fjallbacka? What role did he play in the project of transforming the ancient hotel into a spa? And is it pure coincidence that Annie Tapis, his childhood girlfriend, has also returned? They have not been in contact for several years, but now she and her son live on the island of Gråskar, near Fjallbacka - a place where her family has been living for generations. Furthermore, Gråskar has its share of secrets and is an area, which has always been surrounded by disastrous rumours. It is said that the island is haunted by the dead and that they have something to say about life.