If you follow my blog you may have seen that I reviewed Camilla Lackberg’s The Drowning a while ago. In the review I mentioned that I loved the book but was confused by the ending. Some kind readers pointed out to me that actually this book is part of a series based in the same village and featuring the same main characters. Oops.
Normally I hate the idea of starting a series part-way through and so I was initially a bit put out. However, in this case I really enjoyed reading The Drowning on its own merits. With hindsight I can see that there were numerous little hints scattered through the book about the characters’ past lives, which I had assumed were either there simply to add a bit of depth to a minor character (a technique which I actually liked very much) or would be revealed in full later in the book if it was important. When a lot of these little sub-sub-plots were not revealed at the end of the book, and I was left with an enormous cliff-hanger, no wonder I was mystified. Once I knew I was dealing with a whole series of novels, I was determined to read the lot.
Having now finished book one, The Ice Princess, I’m pretty sure I’m on to a winner. More