October 12, 2010
October 12, 2010
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.
A young writer slowly unpeels the layers of pretense hiding dark secrets in her home-town in Swedish author Camilla Lackberg's first book to gain an English translation, THE ICE PRINCESS. Erica Falack somewhat reluctantly returns to the small village where she grew up after her parents both unexpectedly die. Reeling from their death, she pays a spontaneous visit to a childhood friend, Alex, only to find her dead with slit wrists in a bitterly cold bathtub of water. At the prompting of Alex's parents Erica embarks on a writing project about the mysterious Alex, which swiftly grows into an obsession. But Erica's major breakthrough comes when she meets a police officer who is also investigating Alex's death. Working together, the two uncover some long-kept, disturbing, and painful details that many in the town would prefer never came to light.
- Online Item #: 13029504
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-3760
- ISBN: 9781615735464
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported