Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Ice Princess

Erica Falck has returned to her hometown of Fjallbacka, Sweden. While walking up the hill to the Hakebacken School, Erica hears her name being called. It is Eilert Berg. The only thing Erica hears from Eilert is the words…”She is dead”. Erica goes into the house to fine her friend, Alexandra Wijkner lying in the bath tub encased in frozen water with her wrist sliced open. Erica does not believe that Alex would take her own life. She does some investigation and what she uncovers about Alex will have her questioning just how well she really knew Alex.

When I first opened this book and started reading, I was memorized. The opening scene came fast and furious. After the first scene, I was left reading this book at a slow pace. While I did find this book interesting, I just wished that it kept up the fast pace as the beginning. It seemed like the storyline was a bit lopsided. Thee story focused a lot on Erica and her background, than I got to slowly learn about Alex and why she was killed and finally I got to meet the killer but briefly on and off through out this book at the beginning of each chapter and than finally at the reveal in the last half of the book. Overall, there was some glimmer of greatness in this book. I do plan to give author, Camilla Lackberg another try in the future. The Ice Princess did shimmer!


samantha.1020 said...

I had issues with the pacing of this book as well. There were times when I didn't want to put it down and others when I didn't want to pick it up. Nice review!

Cheryl said...

I agree Samantha that if the pacing had been better, I could have really gotten into this book.

Thank you for the comment