The Ice Princess - Camilla Läckberg

The Ice Princess

By Camilla Läckberg

  • Release Date: 2009-02-09
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,250 Ratings


The gripping psychological thriller debut of the No.1 international bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg.

Returning to her hometown 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 memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will answer questions about their lost friendship. While her interest grows to 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 the small town with a deeply disturbing past.


Praise for The Ice Princess:

‘Heart-stopping and heart-warming, ‘The Ice Princess’ is a masterclass in Scandinavian crime writing’ Val McDermid

‘Another top-class Scandinavian crime writer reaches the British market’ The Times

‘Chilly, deceptive and lucid, just like the icy environment it describes’ Literary Review

‘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

About the author

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 four novels all became Swedish No 1 bestsellers. She lives in a suburb of Stockholm.



    By TonyJones
    A nicely paced crime novel with believable characters and a story that grows as it goes. My first Camilla Läckberg book. Bought the second in the series before I’d finished this one.
  • Suspense in every chapter

    By aiiimmmzz
    definitely worth a read!
  • Great Book

    By Freakytobs89
    The only reason's for the 4 stars is it was slightly slow to start, but other than that, it's a fantastic book! Great plot, amazing twist and turns...couldn't put it down.
  • Amazing

    By lunar ligar
    This book was just fantastic. First ever thriller i've read and was that hooked i read it in a week. So many twists, it's great.
  • Brilliant book!

    By Kayanipad
    Tremendous, had me gripped on to the book. I couldn't put the book down. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
  • Boring

    By Holtiex
    As an avid fan of the crime genre, this was so cliched and long winded when obvious at outset of the story. If a long easy read is your thing, then bash on......
  • The ice princess

    By Steve-O Primo
    Ok not as well written as Martin beck novels.
  • Padding

    By Kasper the Penguin
    It was padded out with so much dull detail that by chapter 5 I was skipping several paragraphs at a time.
  • Good read

    By Xanciififjc
    Enjoyable book with a not too predictable plot, without being overly complicated making it an easy read. Would recommend.
  • A Good Read

    By daibowen
    An interesting and involving book full of believable characters. Well worth reading.