Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Ice Princess Blog Tour
This book was a real page turner. Camilla Lackberg does a great job in her first book in this series. A young woman finds her friend dead and is charged with reporting on her death and the events that surround it. Each step she takes leads her closer to the deadly truth. Was it suicide or was it murder? Struggling with memories of her friend from years ago, the main character has to put the past and the present together to form a picture of what really happened in the ice covered crime scene.
The author's description of the interplay between characters in the book at times made me laugh. She showed honest emotion that you sometimes don't find in mysteries like this. The scenery made me want to go to Sweden. It was very artfully crafted.
I liked this book. It kept my interest and the pages flew. My reviews will not give spoilers, but I can tell you that it is a great mystery that will leave you wanting to read more by this talented author. It reminded me of the Stieg Larsson series for the Swedish aspect, but as a reader, I found this book much easier to get into than The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. There is no information dump. The plot develops and you learn things as you go. Thumbs up.
My thanks to Free Press for providing a copy of this book for the blog tour through Book Blogs. I will be checking out other things by this author. She is one to watch.
4 1/2 out of 5