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Jean Edith Camilla Läckberg Eriksson (August 30, 1974) is a Swedish crime writer. Her work has been translated into 33 languages.
Läckberg considers herself a crime dilettante since discovering such literature on her father's bookshelf at a young age. It has remained a fascination for her ever since. Läckberg's books have received special praise for detail and "in-depth characterization". Those around are observed for behaviour, then the protagonist is hidden in a plethora of characters-although the readers are never deceived per se. What interests is primarily psychology - just how 'horrible' people are capable of being!
Läckberg – sometimes called the Swedish Agatha Christie – became a writer after her husband and parents enrolled her in a creative writing course as a Christmas present: 'For me actually, specific images – snapshots – come first, and then the story starts to come together from those bits and pieces. I am very visual when I write, I "see" the story
in pictures and writing a book is like having a movie running in my head.
The characters are definitely the strong point: they are complicated people who are far from perfect, their innermost workings are interesting, often amusing, having a patina of realism.At the end of each book is a 'imaginary peripeteia' as in ancient Greek drama, a reversal showing everything from a new perspective.
Läckberg often uses a familiar narrative ploy of running two stories alongside one another. Although the protagonist is sometimes known before the finish thus avoiding a cliched denouement at the end-the writing is skillful enough
to still demand our attention.