The Ice Beneath Her

The Ice Beneath Her

A Novel

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Acclaimed Swedish author Camilla Grebe makes her solo American debut with a psychological thriller as cunning in its twists as it is captivating in its storytelling—for fans of the celebrated crime fiction of Camilla Läckberg, Jo Nesbø, Ruth Ware, and Fiona Barton.

Winter’s chill has descended on Stockholm as police arrive at the scene of a shocking murder. An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home—a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier. But this time there’s a suspect: the charismatic and controversial chain-store CEO Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found.

To homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson, nothing about the suave, high-profile businessman—including a playboy reputation and rumors of financial misdeeds—suggests he conceals the dark heart and twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer. In search of a motive, Lindgren and Olsson turn to the brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön. Once a valued police asset, now marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she’s eager to exercise her keen skills again—and offer the detectives a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre.

But they’re not the only ones searching. Two months before, Emma Bohman, a young clerk at Orre’s company, chanced to meet the charming chief executive, and romance swiftly bloomed. Almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappeared. One staggering misfortune after another followed, leaving Emma certain that her runaway lover was to blame and transforming her confusion and heartbreak into anger.

Now, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, vengeance, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong.

Praise for The Ice Beneath Her

Exceptional.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Impressive . . . a tour de force that lifts its author to the front rank among the increasingly crowded field of Nordic noir.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Ice Beneath Her deserves to be called a page-turner—I read it in one sitting! The narrative is fast-paced and the twists superb.”—Cecilia Ekbäck, bestselling author of Wolf Winter

Baker & Taylor
Investigating a murder in a business tycoon's Stockholm residence, detective Peter Lindgren and psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schèon navigate complications in their own relationship while tracking down the businessman.

& Taylor

Investigating a grisly murder in a business tycoon's Stockholm residence, detective Peter Lindgren and psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Sch÷n navigate complications in their own relationship while tracking down the businessman, who may have been having an affair with the victim.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780425284322
Branch Call Number: FICTION GREBE 2016
Characteristics: 350 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wessel, Elizabeth Clark - Translator
Alternative Title: Beneath her


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Jan 09, 2018

"The Ice Beneath Her" is a Scandinavian mystery set in Stockholm. The story unfolds through the eyes of three main characters: Emma Bohman (a young store clerk), Hanne Lagerlind-Schön (a criminal profiler who has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease), and Peter Lindgren (a homicide detective).
Great character development, intense atmosphere, and solid writing. Definitely will give Camilla Grebe's other stories a read!

Jun 24, 2017

This was my first book from a new author for me, Camilla Grebe. Very well plotted out and held my attention from beginning to end. Can't wait to read more from this author.

Jan 14, 2017

Just when I thought there was nothing new in mystery writing, Grebe has given us this unique, fast=moving but in-depth psychological study centered on three interesting and unusual characters.


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