Fjallbacka Mysteries

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,000 ratings

The Ice Princess Summary

The psychological thriller debut of No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg.

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, at first, that she has taken her own life.

Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will help to overcome her writer's block as well as answer questions about their own past. 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 this small town with a deeply disturbing past…

©2011 Camilla Lackberg (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishing Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Ice Princess

    • Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 1
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    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, at first, that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will help to overcome her writer's block as well as answer questions about their own past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally worthwhile

    • By Red Kitty on 08-02-15

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 2

    • The Preacher

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 2
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Easy Listening

    • By Ann on 21-04-11

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 3

    • The Stonecutter

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 3
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    The remote resort of Fjällbacka has seen its share of tragedy, though perhaps none worse than that of the little girl found in a fisherman's net. But the post-mortem reveals that this is no case of accidental drowning…. Local detective Patrik Hedström has just become a father. It is his grim task to discover who could be behind the methodical murder of a child both he and his partner, Erica, knew well. He knows the real question - and answer - lies with why.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Let down by narrator

    • By Laney on 22-09-11

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 4

    • The Stranger (originally published as The Gallows Bird)

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 4
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    For the first time in English, the fourth psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Läckberg.A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It’s the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues.At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars’ every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I really love Camilla Lackberg novels

    • By Russell on 14-04-11

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 5

    • The Hidden Child

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 5
    • By: Camilla Läckberg
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Worldwide best seller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past…. Crime writer Erica Falck is shocked to discover a Nazi medal among her late mother's possessions. Haunted by a childhood of neglect, she resolves to dig deep into her family's past and finally uncover the reasons why.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Old fashion cliché

    • By Hilde on 05-09-11

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 6

    • The Drowning

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 6
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Christian Thydell has been receiving anonymous threats since he began writing his novel, The Mermaid. When one message, secreted within a bouquet of flowers, causes him to collapse at the book's launch party, crime writer Erica Falck is compelled to investigate. Erica’s husband, detective Patrik Hedström, meanwhile, is puzzled by the disappearance of Christian’s friend Magnus Kjellner. When a body is found frozen in the sea near Fjallbacka, he has a murder enquiry on his hands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rather Disappointing

    • By Nom de Plume on 10-05-12

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 7

    • The Lost Boy

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 7
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. On a late summer’s night, a young woman jumps in her car, her hands slippery with blood on the steering wheel. Taking her five-year-old son, Nathalie flees to the only safe haven she knows: the island of Gråskär off the coast of Fjällbacka…

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not her best

    • By Dragon on 06-05-13

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 8

    • Buried Angels

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 8
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg’s new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck – irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. You Cannot Change the Past. Easter, 1974. A family vanishes from their home on an idyllic island off the Swedish coast. They have left everything behind – including their one-year-old daughter, Ebba.Now, years later, Ebba has returned to the island.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By B Purcey on 26-03-16

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 9

    • The Ice Child

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 9
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    January, Fjällbacka. A seminaked girl wanders through the woods in freezing cold weather. When she finally reaches the road, a car comes out of nowhere. It doesn't manage to stop. By the time Detective Patrik Hedström receives word of the accident, the girl has already been identified. Four months ago she disappeared on her way home from the local riding school, and no one has seen her since. It quickly becomes clear that she has been subjected to unimaginably brutal treatment.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobook is disappointing - rush job?

    • By LMV on 23-03-16

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 10

    • The Girl in the Woods

    • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 10
    • By: Camilla Lackberg
    • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
    • Length: 21 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Number one international best seller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg's new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck - irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. When a four-year-old girl disappears in the woods just outside Fjällbacka, the community is horror-struck. Thirty years ago a young girl went missing from the exact same spot and was later discovered murdered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By craft addict on 05-05-18

    Regular price: £18.99