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The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg

The Ice Princess (2002)

by Camilla Lackberg

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Was just OK. Pace was very slow. I will be reading the 2nd in the series, so hopefully it improves. ( )
  wallerdc | Mar 26, 2014 |
I enjoyed it. A little slow at first but picked up. I have been enjoying the Scandinavian Crime fiction genre and this is another good addition to that list. I enjoyed the characters Erika and Patrik. I thought it would be good to see them continue on in future books, and was pleasantly surprised to find at the end of the book that a sequel, [b:The Preacher|9606002|The Preacher (Patrik Hedström, #2)|Camilla Läckberg|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1301936302s/9606002.jpg|1619708] is available. Will be adding that to my to-read list.

I thought I could guess who did "it" but was wrong, but the wrap-up at the end seemed hurried and a little too neat. Still a good read, and quite gripping.

4 stars. ( )
  richardcjennings | Nov 11, 2013 |
The first in Lackberg's series about Erica Falck and Patrick Hedstrom, [bc:The Ice Princess|7058405|The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)|Camilla Läckberg|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347445122s/7058405.jpg|1395190] introduces readers to the world of Fjallbacka, Sweden. When a beautiful young woman named Alexandra is found dead, wrists slit in her bathtub her life will be explored by both Erica, her childhood friend, and Patrick, the police officer investigating her death. In order to solve Alexandra's murder, her past will be stripped bare. Why did she die? Who killed her? Why slit her wrists and leave her half frozen in a full bathtub? With both Erica and Patrick on the case the murderer won't be free for too long.

Lackberg is an expert writer and uses multiple perspectives and description to tell her stories. This being her first novel you have to give some leeway. As a first, it is predictable (I had the murder solved a little more than halfway through the book), that said though, I still enjoyed the tale. Lackberg must have learned a lot while writing this first installment because the later books are much more developed and not as predictable. Unlike a lot of other crime fiction writers, she gives her readers just enough evidence and clues to be able to solve the crimes alongside her characters. If you can make it through this book and pick up the next in this series ([bc:The Preacher|9606002|The Preacher (Patrik Hedström, #2)|Camilla Läckberg|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1301936302s/9606002.jpg|1619708]) you will know what I mean. ( )
1 vote JEB5 | Oct 30, 2013 |
Esta novela cuenta la historia de Erica Falck, una escritora que regresa a Fjällbacka, donde ocurre una serie de crímenes relacionados con sus propios amigos. Aquí conoce al policía Patrick Hedström, con quien mantendrá una relación sentimental.
  l.sacristan1 | Oct 18, 2013 |
Conjunto de misterios sucedidos en un pequeño pueblo que tras investigaciones, coincidencias y demás sucesos consiguen encajar descubriendo la verdad sobre algunos de los habitantes del pueblo. Una historia sorprendente que es capaz de transportarte a la escena que narra y sorprenderte con cada uno de sus acontecimientos.
  Paulajaroarnaiz | Oct 14, 2013 |
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After she returns to her hometown to learn that her friend, Alex, was found in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed, biographer Erica Falck researches her friend's past in hopes of writing a book and joins forces with Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has his own suspicions about the case.… (more)

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