The Ice Princess (Hardcover)
July 2010 Indie Next List
“This book is not just a truly gripping crime novel, but also an exploration of the hidden depths and forgotten secrets of a small community. Like the very best crime fiction, The Ice Princess is as much about discovering the truth of the characters as it is about discovering the truth of 'whodunnit'.”
— Billie Bloebaum, Powell's Books At PDX, Portland, OR
About the Author
Camilla Läckberg 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. She was recently the #1 bestselling female author in Europe, and her novels have been sold in thirty-five countries. Her previous novels includeThe Stonecutter and The Stranger, which is available from Pegasus Books. Camilla lives in a suburb of Stockholm with her family.
Starred Review. Haunting...Läckberg skillfully details how horrific secrets are never completely buried and how silence can kill the soul.
The hottest crime genre of the moment is Nordic noir and Swedish writer Camilla Läckberg (who shares Stieg Larsson’s translator) is one of the reasons. As with all Scandinavian murder mysteries, it’s darker, bleaker, and the plot far more sinister than similar American fare. Larsson fans who give Läckberg’s novel a chance to seduce them will be rewarded.
Camilla Läckberg has written seven blockbuster novels in her native Swedish but, until now, no one has published any of them in the United States. Now Pegasus Books has stepped forward.
[T]he writing is highly atmospheric and the pacing keeps the pages turning. Fjällbacka itself is a compelling presence in the narrative, an ideal setting for this small-town murder mystery.
— Debra Ginsberg
Chilly, deceptive and lucid, just like the icy environment it describes.
A top-class Scandinavian writer.
Ingenious. Strong portrayals and ice-cold suspense.
The plot is simply superb. A book that you can’t put down.
A more than welcome addition to the growing ranks of Scandinavian fiction. With her sharp eye for emotional nuances and psychological insight, Fjallbacka and its crimes and people will soon be as popular here as they are in her native Sweden.
— Peter Robinson, author of All the Colors of Darkness
Heart-stopping—a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing.
— Val McDermid, author of the Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan mysteries