18 January 2014

The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

Isprinsessen (Patrik Hedström, #1)
Series: Fjällbacka / Patrik Hedström #1
Publication date: March 16, 2006
Publisher: People's Press 
Genres: Adult Mystery
Format: Paperback
Source: Gifted

The American debut of internationally bestselling Swedish writer Camilla Läckberg’s haunting first novel.

Returning to her hometown of Fjällbacka after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems that she has taken her own life.

Erica conceives a book about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their own shared past. While her interest grows into an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about a small town with a deeply disturbing past.

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 especially loved one line:

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!

Challenges: Full House: Suspense or Crime / TBR pile
Resolutions: Read the books I already own / Review all the books I read 

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