Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Ice Princess Blog Book Tour

Free Press, March 2011
Trade Paperback, 416 pages
ISBN-10: 1451621744
ISBN-13: 9781451621747

Buy now for only $15.00 at Simon and Schuester.

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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.

My Review:

4 Stars out of 5

I am really not a fan of suspense thriller books, as I like to read books that I know what to expect or how it will end.  But, based on the summary and cover image, I was interested in reading this book, by Camilla Lackberg.  Having never read her books, I wasn't sure what I had in store.

First, let me say that is was an easy read.  It captivated me from the beginning, and I was able to finish the book in one day.  The characters were well developed and you could relate to them, as they all had their own imperfections.  At times, however, I felt overwhelmed with more details about their lives than I feel I needed to know.  These were the only times I felt the story dragged or went off track.

I was surprised to find out that this book was translated.  Usually, you loose key points of a book or story in translation, but this wasn't the case in The Ice Princess.  Overall, the book was a good read, and I am happy I gave a suspense thriller like this one a chance.  I will definitely be keeping an eye on the this author, and other suspense thrillers for now on.

About the Author:

Camilla Lackberg worked as an economist in Stockholm until a course in creative writing triggered a drastic career change. Her novels have all been # 1 bestsellers in Sweden and she is the most profitable native author in Swedish history. Camilla's books have been published in thirty-five countries. She lives in Stockholm.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy of this book from Simon and Schuster in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. I enjoyed your review. I thought it got bogged down a bit in the middle with the details of the peripheral character's lives too.

  2. My review is a little bit different...