The Ice Princess: A Novel
In this electrifying tale of suspense from an international crime-writing sensation, a grisly death exposes the dark heart of a Scandinavian seaside village. Erica Falck returns to her tiny, remote hometown of FjÄllbacka, Sweden, after her parents’ deaths only to encounter another tragedy: the... show more
In this electrifying tale of suspense from an international crime-writing sensation, a grisly death exposes the dark heart of a Scandinavian seaside village. Erica Falck returns to her tiny, remote hometown of FjÄllbacka, Sweden, after her parents’ deaths only to encounter another tragedy: the suicide of her childhood best friend, Alex. It’s Erica herself who finds Alex’s body—suspended in a bathtub of frozen water, her wrists slashed. Erica is bewildered: Why would a beautiful woman who had it all take her own life? Teaming up with police detective Patrik HedstrÖm, Erica begins to uncover shocking events from Alex’s childhood. As one horrifying fact after another comes to light, Erica and Patrik’s curiosity gives way to obsession—and their flirtation grows into uncontrollable attraction. But it’s not long before one thing becomes very clear: a deadly secret is at stake, and there’s someone out there who will do anything—even commit murder—to protect it. Fans of Scandinavian greats Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell will devour Camilla LÄckberg’s penetrating portrait of human nature at its darkest.
Publish date: 2011-03-29
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
The Ice Princess is the first novel in the Hedstrom and Falck series by author Camilla Lackberg. A young woman Alex is found murdered by Erica Falck returning home after the funeral of her parents. Patrik Hedstrom is assigned to investigate as does Erica who decides to write a book on Alex at the ...
The last book I read that was recommended for 'fans of Stieg Larsson' (by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir) - well, I really didn't 'get' the connection. However, here, the back cover makes that same recommendation - and I'd have to agree. I felt that both the 'feel' of the book, and the mystery's gradual unpee...
If you like complex, multi-layered suspense novels, then I definitely recommend this dark and moody book. I can't comment on the original as I don't read Swedish, but the translation is certainly engaging. Set in the village of Fjallbacka, the book opens with a biography writer who has returned to h...
Nothing special. The one thing that stands out in my mind is that there were two different references to urinary tract infections, one where the main female character put her mittens down on a park bench so she could sit on them, so as to avoid one (I'M NOT KIDDING) and the other when an older woma...
"Who would have thought it was something so awful?" (p.320) ... ekhem. me? 'round page 20-ish --' but anyway - good book. great story line, the suspense is there and the answers are not THAT obvious. I'd skip the personal/romancey stuff, but that's just me ;)