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The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
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Aug 12, 2012

really liked it

A good start to the Patrik Hedstrom series. A body found in a bathtub in ice, a 25 year-old missing person case. These all come together to challenge Patrik, and Erica - who is writing about about Alexandra (the dead woman).

Without giving spoilers the novel is hard going at times. not due to Lackberg's writing but the subjects that are dealt with, it was very hard for me to actually read some of it.

Lackberg writes well for a first-time novelist. The challenges are dealt with well by the characters as lives implode as long deep buried secrets come to the surface.
The ordinary lives of the citizens in Fjallbacka are neatly entwined and give you a glimpse of what the police and others see, or do not. This I found highly engrossing to be able see into their lives and what is troubling them, or what they are enjoying in life.
The lengths people will go to so they can hide those secrets. The police think they have a suspect and are convinced he is guilty. Till he ends up dead. Patrik and Erica while they do not work together on the case, they do feed each other tidbits which in the end help open the case up.
There are a couple of rather unpleasant people in the novel. As to if justice is served upon them. Read and find out. It is not hard to see why Camilla Lackberg is highly acclaimed.


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