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I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audio books and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed, I want to be dipped!

The Stranger (Patrik Hedström, #4) - Camilla Läckberg This review was originally posted on my Alaskan Bookie website at: http://alaskanbookie.com/review/the-stranger/My ReviewThis was a great little mystery set in Sweden. I loved the way the author built up the mystery and kept adding to it so you got a nice rounded story. There was no pulling out a mystery character at the end, the author drew you toward the final conclusion. Each of the characters in the story were well thought out and gave their own bit of personality to the complete story.The author had several different stories going on at once and I wasn’t sure how they were all going to be connected at first, but the author did tie everything together gradually through the book so you weren’t left out in the field wondering which path was going to lead you to the chocolate prize at the end.Even though this was book 4 in the Fjällbacka stories, I felt that you could read this as a stand-alone without having read the other three. This book was not originally written in English, the translator, Steven T. Murray, did a great job getting the translation correct so it did not feel like I was listening to a book with incorrect English terminology. The Narration ReviewThis audiobook was narrated by Simon Vance and he did a great job with the characters and the accents in this story. One good thing about a narration is when the narrator makes you forget that you are listening to a single person narrating a book and completely draws you in so it feels like you are listening to a group of people. Simon Vance did that. His voice was clear and his narration had good inflections. He didn’t just read the story it was more like he was feeling the story and his voice reflected the feelings and emotions of the characters right to me.** Note **I received this audiobook free from the Audio Jukebox Solid Gold Reviewer Program and HighBridge Audio in exchange for an honest review. I received no chocolate or any other compensation in exchange for my review.