The Ice Princess

The Ice Princess

eBook - 2009
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The psychological thriller debut of No.1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg. A small town can hide many secrets Returning to her hometown 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 like she's taken her own life. Meanwhile, local detective Patrik Hedström is following his own suspicions about the case. It's only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about a small town with a deeply disturbing past...
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780007313693
0007313691

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SnoIsleLib_MarieB Mar 06, 2018

Set in Sweden, this first in a series features a police detective and his artist girlfriend. Think of this as a kinder, gentler "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." It's suspenseful, but somewhat less gritty.

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SJM7323
Dec 20, 2017

This book had a couple of nice twists towards the end that I didn't see coming, but the overall pace was a little too slow for me.

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Liselara
Feb 04, 2016

I read Lackberg's third novel first which propelled me to start from the beginning. This is a terrific crime novel which will lead you down paths you can't predict. The characters are well developed but I found the translation to be very awkward; broken in some places and clearly British (v. Canadian or American). For example, at one point the character "throws a fag out the window"; took me a moment to realize it was a cigarette. In this first novel, Patrik comes across as a love sick puppy which is interesting because the things he likes most about Erica starts to really bug him down the road.

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awc_9
Nov 11, 2015

I thought this book was great. Could not put it down. Characters were well done, a great start to this series with Patrick and Erica.

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Steve11
Aug 02, 2014

I thought this WAS thrilling enough. I liked this very much. This must be the first in the series about Patrick and Erica.

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wilqser
Jun 17, 2014

Swedish novel about an author who finds the circumstance of her childhood friend's murder suspicious. The dead women's family holds a secret that is a clue in solving this one. The ending was not overly exciting and the decriptions of the police work needed to be a little more thought out. Nice spacing of the story but just not thrilling enough.

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KristinaLeeper
Jun 05, 2014

Worth reading, but really predictable. Too many indirect plot lines, awkward dialogue, and unbelievable storyline.

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alex59
Jul 08, 2013

Excellent - well-written, good characters, great story. Will be looking for more of her books.

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MildredT
Jun 06, 2013

I agree with both KarenW and emerge that the style is reminiscent of Louise Penny. If you like Louise Penny and you have patience for her semi-autobiographical main characters, then you will be able to tolerate the same annoying trait in this book.
Both authors use their writing as therapy to air grievances against brother-in laws and/or spouses. I can take it or leave it.

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ClaireM_W
May 08, 2013

How do the Scandinavians do it? Each character fully developed, small details of daily life seem charming - do they really drink THAT much coffee, and with pasties? The logistics of the crime and its solution believable. I am looking forward to enjoying more of Lackberg's mysteries.

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