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A Princesa de Gelo (Fjällbacka #1)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  38,828 Ratings  ·  2,975 Reviews
De regresso à cidadezinha onde nasceu depois da morte dos pais, a escritora Erica Falk encontra uma comunidade à beira da tragédia. A morte da sua amiga de infância, Alex, é só o princípio do que está para vir.

Com os pulsos cortados e o corpo mergulhado na água congelada da banheira, tudo leva a crer que Alex se suicidou.

Quando começa a escrever uma evocação da carismátic
Paperback, Large Print, 399 pages
Published November 2009 by Oceanos (first published 2004)
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I had heard only good things about this book, but it seems this year I'm not being lucky with my readings.

In no particular order, the things that bugged me the most were:

1. This is a murder mystery novel, so there are clues the protagonists investigate to resolve it. The only problem is Läckberg tells the reader the clues after everything is resolved. Yes, the reader is excluded from the investigation, i.e. the fun of this kind of books.

2. There are blatant timeline mistakes. For example, check
Jun 06, 2016 Lyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First published as Isprinsessan in Sweden and in 2004, I read and enjoyed the English translation by Steven T. Murray published in 2010.

Lackberg’s prose is spirited and fresh and her contribution to the Nordic Noir genre of crime fiction is well stated. Telling the story of an unusual murder in the Swedish village of Fjällbacka, with some interesting twists and turns, the author’s greatest achievement here is her crisp characterization and filling the narrative with a cast of colorful players an
No es una obra maestra del suspenso, pero logró mantener mi interés y la intriga por saber quién era el asesino. Además, mezcla varios otros componentes que rondan el entorno de Erica, la protagonista, como la relación que nace entre ella y uno de los policías encargados del caso y la violencia intrafamiliar que sufre su hermana (que a mi parecer no quedó suficientemente resuelta).

Me gustó el estilo de Camilla Läckberg y la forma en que va presentando los acontecimientos, por ejemplo, el hecho q
May 15, 2011 Pattie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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The Writer
Jan 14, 2009 The Writer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After finishing Stieg Larsson's fabulous trilogy, it is only natural for me to hunt for more Swedish authors writing criminal-genre novels and Camilla Läckberg happened to be the next one on the list - at least in my town library's list.

It is quite funny how Swedish writers tend to write their books in a batch of three - as a trilogy and Isprinsessen - which literally means "The Ice Princess" in English is the first of the three. Another similarity with Larsson's book that strikes me the most is
Jan 05, 2013 Vera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic

H Camilla Lackberg είναι η νέα πολλά υποσχόμενη Σουηδή συγγραφέας της αστυνομικής λογοτεχνίας. Η “Παγωμένη Πριγκίπισσα” καταφέρνει με μέσα από την κεντρική ηρωίδα την η Ερίκα Φαλκ, μια νεαρή συγγραφέα να μας χαρίσει ένα ξεχωριστό μυθιστόρημα γεμάτο μυστήριο και αγωνία χωρίς να παραλείπει να εστιάσει στον τρόπο ζωής και στις αξίες της σουηδικής κοινωνίας. Η αγάπη, η μοναξιά, η ενδοοικογενειακή βία, ο αλκοολισμός, η παιδοφιλία παρουσιάζονται άλλοτε διακριτικά και άλλοτε άμεσα γύρω από τον άξονα τ
Feb 22, 2013 Vera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

H Camilla Lackberg is a new promising Swedish author of crime fiction. The "Frosted Princess" manages through its central heroine Erika Falk, a young writer to give us a unique novel full of mystery and suspense without failing to focus on the lifestyle and values of Swedish society. Love, loneliness, domestic violence, alcoholism, pedophilia presented sometimes subtly and sometimes directly around the axis of the murder of Alex, who is found dead in a bathtub by her childhood friend, Eric. The
Jul 09, 2012 Cristina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Partamos de la base de que el libro no es gran cosa. Pero que si buscas simplemente algo con lo que entretenerte, cumple de sobra su función.

Tiene algunos fallos que me resultarían intolerables en el caso de que me hubiera tomado esta lectura en serio, pero como no lo ha sido, simplemente me resultan anecdóticos:

En primer lugar, la distribución cronológica de los hechos es confusa. Más que confusa, diría que está incluso equivocada, aunque no pondría la mano en el fuego por esta afirmación. Sól
This has to be one of the worst mystery novels I've read so far. In fact, I'm not even sure if it's supposed to be 'mystery'. More like 'character discovers x clue, reader is not told what it actually contains, character suddenly reveals it much later on in a really dramatic, Scooby-Doo fashion'. And this happened throughout all the book.

Then there was the narrative. In the beginning, I thought it was a translation issue. Verbal tenses seemed inconsistent, there was some really awkward phrasing
James Thane
Beginning with her 2002 novel, Isprinsessan, Camilla Lackberg has been a popular crime fiction novelist in Sweden. In an obvious attempt to capitalize on the current wave of interest in Scandanavian crime fiction in the U.S., Lackberg's first novel has now been published here as The Ice Princess.

Erica Falck, a writer, returns to her small hometown of Fjallbacka, a Swedish fishing village, to deal with family matters in the wake of her parents' deaths. No sooner does she arrive, though, when her
Luís Miguel
Oct 28, 2014 Luís Miguel rated it liked it
Relembro - principalmente a mim próprio - que certo tipo de policiais abdica da acção para construir as suas personagens, com uma característica chave que guia as suas acções do início ao fim. Não esperem evolução das escassas camadas de personalidade desta gente.

Também, os pormenores técnicos da investigação que deveriam ser rotineiros (como procurar os últimos números de telefone marcados pela vítima) acabam por servir de peças escondidas do puzzle ou o facto da narração ser directa até decidi
Mar 15, 2009 Dorian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty dreadful. I'm not quite sure how I read the whole thing--in little bits and pieces over the semester, I think--maybe that prevented me from seeing its full lameness? Dunno. Turns out not all Scandanavian crime fiction is fantastic.
Jan 30, 2015 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, 2015
Light and shade...

Erica Falck has returned to her home town of Fjällbacka to sort out the belongings of her parents who have recently died. But she is soon in the middle of the investigation into the death of her childhood friend, Alex, found frozen in her bathtub with her wrists slit. At first it looks like suicide, but it soon becomes clear that she was murdered. Alex and Erica had been very close as children but had grown apart as children do, and then Alex and her parents had left the town.
Oct 08, 2016 Bắp rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nói chung cuốn này đối với mình chỉ tầm tầm thôi, ko thật sự đặc sắc. Truyện có thể nói là hơi bị ít plot twist hoặc cũng có thể nói là hơi bị nhiều plot twist chưa đủ nặng đô :| Chưa kể mình thấy nội dung các kiểu lỏng lẻo, nghiệp vụ điều tra không được đầu tư chú trọng (đặc biệt là công tác khám nghiệm hiện trường và bảo vệ hiện trường), phá án dựa nhiều vào tình cờ và may mắn, có quá nhiều nhân vật mà mình tự hỏi sự xuất hiện của họ để làm gì và sao phải miêu tả kỹ tới thế.

Truyện này chắc phù
Chas Smash
Los libros de misterios y asesinatos suelen gustarme, y si está ambientado en el frío nórdico ya tiene mucho ganado. En este caso, a parte del asesinato estándar, hay muchas subtramas que abordan temas del maltrato, adicciones, abusos sexuales... y se agradece que no sea todo un monotema.
El desenlace estuvo a la altura, no dejó cabo sueltos y aunque se sabía que el asesino sería una mujer volcaba mis sospechas en otra persona, con lo cual ha sido muy grato equivocarme.
Apr 03, 2016 Jenny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

"Είσαι ερωτική,ευφυής,υπέροχη στο κρεβάτι,αλλά πάνω απ'όλα,και πιο πάνω κι απ'αυτό,είσαι υπέροχη στην κουζίνα.Τί παραπάνω μπορεί να ζητήσει ένας άντρας...;"

Αποσπάσματα σαν το παραπάνω με έκαναν να στριφογυρίζω τα μάτια μου κάθε 10 σελίδες.Στερεοτυπικές χαζομαρίτσες,κλισέ στην υπόθεση,απόκρυψη στοιχείων,και η πιο-Mary Sue-πεθαίνεις πρωταγωνίστρια Ερίκα συνέβαλαν στη χαμηλή βαθμολογία.Το ίδιο κι ορισμένες ανούσιες περιγραφές,που περισσότερο θύμιζαν chick-lit,παρά αστυνομικό.Δεν έχω κανένα πρόβ
¡Mira que son raros estos nórdicos!

O, como decía mi buen Obelix, ¡Están locos estos nórdicos!

Ya he leído el primero de la afamada Lackberg y aunque reconozco que la ambientación y es muy, muy buena y el estilo escribiendo me gusta (sin paarse tampoco), no me he llegado a gustar por dos razones :

1.- ¡¡Hombrenomejodas!!, la que se monta para al 95% se le ocurre quien es el (o la) culpable y va donde él (o ella) y sin ninguna prueba confiesa de plano …¡hombrenomejodas!
2.- Que son muy raros. Que sie
Sep 05, 2014 Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Com uma comparação manhosa e inadequada estampada na capa, porque em muito pouco ou nada se pode equiparar a Rainha do Crime , Agatha Christie, com a novata Camilla Läckberg, A Princesa de Gelo despertou-me um interesse algo depravado; quis saber em que medida e em que fundamento se apoiava essa estratégia editorial. (o que comprova que a publicidade sensacionalista surtiu efeito e eu tenho culpa no cartório!)

Não houve espaço para remorsos e arrependimento, porque depressa me esqueci de
May 12, 2011 Katie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I feel so lackluster about this book that it's not even worth posting a review. Maybe I would have been shocked to discover who the murderer was, if I'd had a chance to solve the mystery, but I didn't. The characters often find important clues that we aren't allowed to see (for example, finding a piece of paper with something important written on it, which we're told, but we don't know what it says). For me, that's a fail on the writer's account. When I have access to the information, and the op ...more
May 24, 2016 CA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Comencé este libro con un poco de miedo, porque sentía que sería parecido a los libros que he leído de Asa Larsson que por si queda alguna duda, no me gustaron para nada.

Generalmente mi problema con las sub-tramas en libros policiales es que son completamente innecesarias y solo sirven de relleno y este hecho solo se ve reforzado en el final donde convenientemente son puestas a un lado en favor de resolver el caso. Así que fue una grata sorpresa para mí al ver que este libro tenía varias otras h
Aug 26, 2012 Lavinia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2012
I suppose that a book that kept me in bed reading all day deserves at least 4 stars. Might delve into Scandinavian thrillers more often. Yet still amazed at the quantity of coffee these Swedes drink.
محمد مختار
رواية بوليسية من الدرجة الأولى
حبكة أكثر من رائعة، والكثير من القصص الفرعية الرومانسية والإجتماعية التي أغنت النص كثيرا

الرواية بتحكي عن كاتبة بتسافر إلى مسقط رأسها بعد موت والديها في حادث سير
بتستقر لفترة إلى أن تسوي أمور الجنازة والدفن، في ظل هذه الأثناء بتكون هي أول من يرى جثة صديقتها من أيام الطفولة مقتولة في منزلها
وبتبدأ التحقيقات اللي بتأكد إن في جريمة حدثت وبيتم وضع المشتبه بهم، في ظل التحقيقات بتحدث قصة حب بينها وبين الشرطي المسئول عن القضية، كان أحد زملائها أيام الطفولة ومعجب بيها من زمان

Jan 27, 2011 Tommy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Barely two stars. The writing was terrible, though I don't know whether to blame that on the author or the translator. The story was a bad version of an episode of CSI or Law and Order SVU, complete with caricatures of the useless/incompetent station chief, small town murder, sappy unnecessary romance, family complications, and other things I don't want to give away for anyone who actually still wants to read this.

I'd read a decent amount of press on this and saw a signed copy at a Partners and
Тот случай, когда прочёл 10% и с чистой совестью удалил файл из киндла.
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Camilla Lackberg writes crime fiction in a very refreshing way, and it's quality stuff. With a murder occurring early in the book it took off with a raring start but what made this book really good was the focus on the people, their inner worlds of good and bad, the relationship dynamics and the psychological interplay between them.

It's not a book overdone with excessive police procedure, sex, gore, violence or other things often found in crime fiction. No, but it doesn't detract from the book w
Franco  Santos
Oct 20, 2014 Franco Santos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buena novela negra. Empieza rápido, sigue rápido y ameno, y ya llegando al final es imposible soltar el libro.
-No tendrás pensado quitarme la ropa también, ¿no?
-No, desde luego que no, yo no lo haría, quiero decir, no había pensado... -balbució sonrojado.
-Tranquilo, estaba de broma. Tú dedícame a matarme.
El final fue bastante impactante para mí. Muchas cosas no las vi venir.

Un muy buen libro de misterio, el cual que esté en ese ambiente nórdico aumenta su hechizo oscuro y desesperanzador
Για 150 σελίδες η κεντρική πρωταγωνίστρια τριγυρίζει άσκοπα στους λασπώδεις χιονισμένους δρόμους της φιελμπάκα με αδιάφορους κατοίκους.
Αυτό το βιβλίο είναι άλλο ένα παράδειγμα υπερεκτιμημένου προϊόντος εξαιτιας της υπερβολικής προβολής του από το μαρκετιγκ.
Για τις υπόλοιπες σελίδες δεν γνωρίζω δεν άντεξα.
Je ne veux pas connaître la couleur de la petite culotte de l'héroïne. En fait, je ne veux jamais connaître la couleur de la petite culotte de l'héroïne, ni ce qu'elle décide en faire. Pour une fois qu'on a un personnage principal féminin, j'aurais préféré ne pas savoir qu'avant son rendez-vous avec Patrick, elle a décidé de mettre une culotte moche parce que c'était ventre plat et que ça cachait ses bourrelets, et qu'au moment fatidique où le dit Patrick lui demande d'enlever ses vêtements, ell ...more
Mar 11, 2017 Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have given this book a 3.5 star rating if available. It was better than a just ok 3 star review but not as good for me as a 4 star review. Since a synopsis of the plot has been given by other reviewers I will write what led me to give a 3 star review

The book seemed to bog down in the middle. It could be so descriptive about interiors of houses and decisions on what to wear. There were many subplots going on that really didn't add much to the story. It seemed that the book could have had
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Born in 1974, Camilla Läckberg graduated from Gothenburg University of Economics, before moving to Stockholm where she worked for a few years as an economist. However, a course in creative crime writing became the trigger to a drastic change of career. Her first four novels all became Swedish bestsellers. Läckberg's books are always set in or around her birthplace, the small Swedish west coast tow ...more
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