As you know, I have been reading The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg on my Kobo reader. I purchased the book at Chapters Indigo.ca.
This story occurs in the tight knit community of Fjällbacka in Coastal Sweden. Fjällbacka used to be a small fishing village but it is becoming a summer tourist destination.
Through the course of the novel, we try to solve the murder of Alexandra Wijkner, a discrete young woman with a houseful of secrets. In fact, the entire community of Fjällbacka is replete with secrets and untold truths. Through the course of this very well layered story, we encounter rich characters such as a misogynistic police captain who’s been exiled to the backwater area to finish his career, a journalist-novelist Erica Falk who is fighting to keep her childhood home, a police detective getting over a nasty divorce and initiating a budding romance, a sister ravaged by jealousy and a very secretive young woman in the murder victim. Best of all, I loved to read about the village of Fjällbacka which becomes a character of its own.
The book is very fast paced while being extremely smart and layered.
I loved every page of this book, every plot twist. This is a great story by a skilled storyteller. My next read is The Preacher by Camilla Läckberg.
After the sudden death of her parents, author Erica Falck returns to her childhood home in the small west coast community of Fjällbacka. When Alex Wijkner, one of Erica’s childhood friends, is found murdered, she is drawn into a web of deception, lies and hidden secrets. Something that happened 25 years earlier still casts its ugly shadow over Alex and the people around her. At first reluctantly, but then with ever growing curiosity, Erica decides to find out who is willing to take such drastic measures in order to prevent old truths from coming out. At the same time she has to deal with personal problems, a budding romance and the feeling that, at the age of 35, she doesn’t really know what she wants to do with her life…