The Ice Princess
The American debut of internationally bestselling Swedish writer Camilla Lackberg’s haunting first novel.Returning to her hometown of Fjallbacka after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the... show more
The American debut of internationally bestselling Swedish writer Camilla Lackberg’s haunting first novel.Returning to her hometown of Fjallbacka after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a book about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their own shared past. While her interest grows into an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about a small town with a deeply disturbing past.
Publish date: 2010-06-15
Pages no: 393
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Series: Erika Falk and Patrik Hedström (#1)
This might get spoilery so read at your own risk. I'm going 3 stars. It's not that it was bad, in fact there were a few things I did like, but it was missing that heart-thumping thing, that momo-is-rooting-for-the characters-and-totally-investing thing. In fact, a lot of these characters suck. Its h...
This was my introduction to Camilla Läckberg, who at that time was starting to become really popular in the Netherlands. For some reason, and I'm guilty myself as well as I really liked them, Scandinavia thrillers were very popular a few years ago in the Netherlands. As in, really, really popular. N...
Author: Camilla Läckberg Rating: 3 stars This book seemed to tackle every issue known to man - adultery, unwanted pregnancy, child abuse/molestation, domestic abuse, codependency, battered wife syndrome, self esteem issues, estranged family members. I was surprised as usually an author picks just ...
Τελικά καταλήγω ότι τα επιτυχημένα σκανδιναβικά αστυνομικά μυθιστορήματα (όπως αυτό της Läckberg, όλα του Larsson, και κάποια του Nesbø και του Mankell) μου αρέσουν τόσο πολύ για δυο λόγους: 1.Δημιουργούν μια απίθανη ατμόσφαιρα με πολύ στυλ και 2.Οι χαρακτήρες είναι ζωντανοί, άνθρωποι που προσπαθού...
I've been meaning to read some Swedish novels. My grandparents were Swedish, so I love and am familiar with the culture/country. And I know that their crime fiction is currently experiencing a bit of a sensation in the US. I suspect that I picked the wrong novel to begin with, but it wasn't all b...
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