Friday, May 29, 2015
The Ice Princess - by Camilla Läckberg
I really enjoyed this book, although having it as an audiobook meant it took me a little time to get used to the pronunciation of all the Swedish names and towns. Like her character Erica, it seems like Läckberg is interested not only in writing a murder mystery but also looking at the psychological motivations behind people's actions. We get to see not only the motivations for actions directly related to the murder, but just the general thoughts of several characters. Some people might find this tedious, but I really didn't mind. The characters weren't always the most exciting, but seeing their very mundane or even shallow preoccupations made them seem like very normal people to me. My main pet peeve was that Läckberg would often have a character, usually Erica or Patrik, discover an important clue, but not disclose it to the reader. This did make for more suspense, but meant that at times it was almost impossible to even attempt to work out the mystery. I would definitely still recommend this book, though, and I will definitely be reading more from Läckberg.