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Translation of : Isprinsessan.
After she returns to her hometown to learn that her friend, Alex, was found in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed, biographer Erica Falck researches her friend's past in hopes of writing a book and joins forces with Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has his own suspicions about the case.
I like a lot of other Scandanavian police procedural writers (Stieg Larrson, Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell) but Camilla Lackberg lacks too much to be in that group. Her romantic subplots are distracting, uninteresting and, like much of the rest of the book, simplistic. She cannot be accused of complexity or nuance in her writing. Perhaps she could consider writing for a different age group, one that would benefit from simple, direct dialogue and plots. Ice Princess really irritated me and I gave up after trying it for 188 pages (out of about 390). I don't usually quit on a book but this one made me not want to continue. I read the last 20 pages to see how she'd wrap it up. More of same. I'd not likely read another by Lackberg unless someone told me she had had an awakening and totally changed her style and was finally writing really interesting stories.