Apr 27, Reviews. Lackberg, Camilla – ‘The Gallows Bird’ (translated by Steven T Murray) Hardback: pages (Mar. ) Publisher: HarperCollins. In the new thriller by Camilla Läckberg, a string of suspicious deaths points to a potential serial killer who has turned his eye toward Fjallbacka and her dark. The Gallows Bird Download Audio Unabridged edition by 1 international bestseller, Camilla Lackberg’s fourth psychological thriller – for fans of Stieg Larsson.

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A Novel Author s: Soon the teens are making a nuisance of themselves by getting drunk, fighting, and displaying their various neuroses or worse as they fulfil their contract by undertaking menial jobs and being filmed working and interacting mainly arguing with each other.

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The Gallows Bird by Camilla Läckberg

Translated by Steven T Murray Share this: The novel also lacks an acceptable level of sophistication. And, not for the first time, I worked gal,ows who the killer was very early on. After the great books Lackberg had written previously this book really fell flat. The victim’s blood contains high alcohol levels, but she rarely drank a drop.

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She also varies her mysteries very nicely. Open Preview See a Problem? Learn how your comment data gaplows processed. Especially book 2 with the family relations. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here There were mundane day-to-day details, the sorts of scenes that are played out in so many families, and some wonderful moments.


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Meanwhile, a reality programme, Sodding Tatum excellent name starts filming nearby. Hands down the weakest of the series so far. I like Lackberg well enough to try her next book. There was no mystery for me and no birx.

It contains winners and popular contestants from a range of programmes from Big Brother to Jersey Shore type shows. I think you put your finger on it quite neatly: Thanks for stopping by. Completely lacking everything I love about Scandinavian crime fiction.

Another of my pet-hates features in the book; passages in italics interspersed with the main story purporting to come from the “mind of the killer”. Despite this being a series, you can read them in any order. The story ends on a teasing note, which segues rather nicely into the next book. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The only spoiler is the relationship between Erica and Patrik progressing!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Here, the story starts in a rather bitty way, as Patrik is camklla out to a fatal car crash that turns out to be non-accidental, and a coach-load of ghastly teenagers turns up to take part in a fifth-rate reality TV show.

While I didn’t know why they committed the crimes they had until the end of the book, I still found it very hard to read the entire story. Karen rated it did not like it Jan 09, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


I have a background in linguistics, so I was especially interested in your comments about the language used and the way the characters speak.

Notify me of new comments via email. I struggled to finish it. Meanwhile reality television has come to town. Why I read it: Dec 07, Billie Raven rated it did not like it.

To ask other readers questions about The Gallows Birdplease sign up. Ruth rated it did not like it May 14, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Are they all translated by camlila same person? Email required Address never gaallows public.

There’s no build up of suspense.

She was very drunk and it is suggested that she was drink driving. More European crime fiction reviews can be found on the Reviews page. Not that I need to get drawn into yet another series but I like the sound of these.

Her first four novels all became Swedish bestsellers. Paperbackpages. Lqckberg Gallows Bird wraps the mysteries, the investigations, and the home lives together beautifully, and I was eager to follow all the storylines.

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