The Ice Princess

The Ice Princess

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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 Fjallbacka, 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 Hedstrom, 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 Lackberg s penetrating portrait of human nature at its darkest.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 453 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 32mm | 222.26g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 1451621760
  • 9781451621761
  • 31,362

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"THE ICE PRINCESS is a precisely layered, highly engrossing story. Stieg Larsson fans who give Lackberg's novel a chance to seduce them will be rewarded." --"USA TODAY"
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47,843 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (18,893)
3 28% (13,506)
2 8% (3,665)
1 3% (1,197)

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I wrote this review for my blog Little Miss Reader ( ) This book was okay, I really liked the pages that was set from the killer's point of view (at least I guess it is from the killer's POV). They were so poetic and beautiful. I did not guess who the killer was, before it was revealed - and I cannot figure out whether that is a good or a bad thing. But the book kept surprising me, there was always another detail revealed. The relationship that evolved between the main character Erica Falck, and the other main character Patrik Hedström was cute, sweet and quick. All through out the book I was looking forward to reading about them and their relationship! I felt bad for Anna and her kids, her husband is a complete douchebag! And she should just leave him! When it comes to the crime itself, I think it was interesting, a woman found in a bathroom, it looks to be suicide (but of course it is not), and then the investigation gets going and love is in the air! Since I got the entire series as a Christmas present from my boyfriend's family, I will continue to read them and see the movies/series (I know there is some sort of screenplay of the books!) This book gets a 3 heart rating since it is a bit meh, but I still enjoyed it!show more
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