For the first time in English, the psychological thriller debut of No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg. Returning to her hometown after the death of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of Erica's childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems, at first, that Alex has taken her own life. When Erica delves further, however, it becomes clear that her death is connected to events long in the past. And as she and local detective Patrik Hedstrom come closer to the truth, they are drawn into a web of deception that someone is willing to do anything to protect!
Praise for 'The Ice Princess': 'Heart-stopping and heart-warming, 'The Ice Princess' is a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing' Val McDermid 'Camilla Lackberg is a more than welcome addition to the growing ranks of Scandinavian crime writers translated into English. With its sharp emotional nuances and psychological insight, The Ice Princess builds in suspense as the author turns her clear eye on the buried secrets and contemporary relationships of a small, isolated community. I predict that Fjallbacka and its crimes and people will soon be as poplular here as they are in her native Sweden' Peter Robinson European reviews for 'The Ice Princess': 'The plot is simply superb, in an almost Agatha Christie-style. The cast of characters emerge with clarity and feel quite genuine! secrets come out in the 331-page book that bring about more things than murder. I read it in one go. A book that you can't put down' Sala Allehanda 'Camilla Lackberg is a Crime Queen' Bild am Sontag 'Strong portrayals and ice-cold suspense from Sweden's new Agatha Christie' My Life 'Ingenious' Metropol 'This is unputdownable. Lackberg keeps the thrills coming until the very end' Viva 'Camilla Lackberg was voted Swedish Writer of the Year for 2005. Bring on the next one!' Crimezone.nl 'An amazingly mature, well thought-out and exciting criminal novel!Leckberg stands out as the best first-time offender of the year' Jury
Born in 1974, Camilla Lackberg 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 five novels all became Swedish No1 bestsellers. She lives in a suburb of Stockholm.