Synopsis of The Lost Boy
Detective Patrik Hedstrom is no stranger to tragedy.
A murder case concerning Fjallbacka’s dead financial director, Mats Sverin, is a grim but useful distraction from his recent family misfortunes.
It seems Mats was a man who everybody liked yet nobody really knew – a man with something to hide…
His high school sweetheart, Nathalie, has just returned to the area with her five-year-old son – could she shed light on who Mats really was?
However, Nathalie has her own secret. If it’s discovered, she will lose her only child. As the investigation stalls, the police have many questions. But there is only one that matters.
Is there anything a mother would not do to protect her child?
Synopsis of The Lost Boy taken from Amazon
In The Lost Boy the author continues follow the same path. In this case she throws in some fantastical elements but, despite not being necessary, it’s not a nuisance.
After the ending of the last novel, which totally explosive and made it seem like the series was going to end there, she manages the solution pretty well.
As always, the main topic of the novel is repeated in the parallel stories that are told: the protagonist’s sister, the sponsor of the Spa, the protagonist of the island story… Abuse and maternity.
I recommend it.