The Stone Cutter is the third book featuring Patrik Hedstrom and his partner, Erica Falck.
Patrik is under stress at home and at work, as Erica is suffering from post-postpartum depression. When the daughter of one of Erica's friends is found murdered, Patrik has to find a delicate balance in his investigation.
There is also a story that begins in the past, and initially, it is difficult to see just where it is going. Of course, you know it will tie into the current case, but through which character?
I enjoyed The Ice Princess (which mostly featured Erica), but have not read the second book, The Preacher. The Stone Cutter is a suspenseful novel that examines the secrets of families and the damage that can be carried from one generation to the next.
Another minor subplot deals with Erica's sister Anna. It barely gets attention, but since I was interested in this subplot in The Ice Princess, I would have liked more than the few paragraphs allotted here.
Fiction. Mystery/ Crime. 2010. 480 pages.