Amazon readers gave The Elephant Whisperer 4.8 stars
Goodreads readers gave The Elephant Whisperer 4.4 stars
The Elephant Whisperer follows the life of Anthony Lawrence, a South African conservationist who agrees to accept a herd of rogue elephants in order to keep them from being killed.
Although this is not the kind of book I would normally choose to read, I was pleasantly surprised. The relationship that developes between Lawrence and the elephants is inspirational. An enjoyable read!
How is it possible that I have never heard of Camilla Lackberg? It was just by chance that I picked up The Hidden Child while browsing the shelves of playaways at my local library. The story sounded intriguing and I was not disappointed.
Erica Falck and Patrik Hedstom are a modern-day couple. Erica, a crime writer is working on a new book and her husband Patrik, a homicide detective is on paternity leave. It is his turn to take some time off from work to care for the couples one year old daughter Maja.
Playing Mr. Mom does not come naturally to Patrik and although he means well, he does not always make the best decisions when it comes to caring for Maja. Who could blame Erica for being slightly perturbed to find out that Patrik and Maja had taken a little detour during their afternoon walk to visit the scene of a murder?
As it turned out this was not just some random murder. Not only did Erica know the victim, she had recently met with him at the very place he had been murdered, seeking his advice. His name was Erik and he was a retired history teacher and an expert on WWII Nazi memorabilia. When Erica had found a Nazi medal wrapped in a blood stained baby outfit as well as an incomplete set of diaries in her mother’s attic she was left with many questions and it was Erik she had gone to for answers. Perhaps if she knew more about the medal and who it had belonged to she would have a better understanding as to her mothers past and why she had always been such a cold unloving person. Now days later Erik was dead, and Erica was no closer to learning the truth.
The story alternates back and forth between present day Sweden and 1940’s Sweden. Chapter by chapter, piece by piece we learn about all of the people who played a part in Erica’s mother’s past and about the secret that would ultimately come back to haunt each of them. A secret that would lead to murder.
The Hidden Child is the fifth book in Camilla Lackberg’s Fjallbacka detective series. It is an exciting, suspenseful story and an excellent audio book. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series and this time I am going to start with number 1:The Ice Princess!
When Lawrence Anthony was asked to adopt a herd of wild elephants he had no choice but to accept.These elephants were trouble.The Matriarch was an escape artist and had learned how to unlatch gates and snap electric wires. If he did not give them a home in his reserve these beautiful animals would be shot.
The Elephant Whisperer is an INSPIRING TRUE STORY about the relationship between a man and a rogue herd of elephants.
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