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More about character discontent than a gruesome murder suspense.The format and the structural decisions made in the storytelling did not work for me First person point of view is powerful when used correctly Unfortunately, here the rotating first person point of view between multiple characters was disorienting and felt like head hopping combined with the multiple memory flashbacks with no sections breaks or indications was baffling I had repeated instances of needing to reread the beginning of a new section because it was presented as merely a successive paragraph belonging to now, when it reality I was thrust backwards in time The pinball timeline jumping was horrible I was expecting of a suspense, actively watching the case unfold, than a tangle of character angst and ennui The decapitation was a good touch, but it felt glossed over and lacking the horror It was concerned with characters shoes getting mucky than chilled by the violence and dedication such an act requires The lack of emotion seems to be key, and I m not just talking about the reserved quality of Scandinavian cultural norms it felt blahThere are some amusing descriptives, but there is also a great deal of minutae that just filled the pages and felt like flipping through a catalog instead of being immersed in the scenes This kept me separated and fed my disinte It feels as if I m falling into a deep black hole again And outside, the rain keeps falling over Stockholm Even the sky is crying I ve been eagerly waiting to read this debut novel by Camilla Grebe, and I can say that, as an avid reader of Nordic thrillers, I was not disappointed.There are many distinct characteristics of the genre in this book The different POVs, the bleak atmosphere, the dark, psychotic plot, all those elements that have brought the Scandi Nordic thriller at the top of the literary world Here, we have three narrators, Peter, Emma and Hanne Peter is the police officer that takes over the case of a particularly gruesome murder, Hanne is a woman that aids the police with the profile of the murderer and the particulars of the crime think Criminal Minds and Emma is a young woman with a troubled past and even worse present.It is extremely difficult to write a review without spoilers, so I will not delve further into the plot I will tell you, however, that the main emotion that this book gave me was anger So much angerAnger because Emma had to put up with so much shit from the very early stages of her life Anger THE ICE BENEATH HER By Camilla Grebe is a Swedish psychological thriller about a mystery woman who is found viciously murdered in the home of Jesper Orre, the CEO of a very large company This is the author s debut as a solo author in this genre.A young woman is found beheaded in an infamous business tycoon s marble lined hallway.The businessman, Jesper Orre, and suspect is missing without a trace.Who is the dead woman And who is the brutal killer who wielded the machete This is a riveting and alarming story about love, betrayal and obsession that I found impossible to put down It is fast paced with captivating well developed characters with shocks and twists at every turn peaking with an end you won t see coming.The novel is told from three perspectives, Peter, a shy detective, Hanne, a psychological profiler recently diagnosed with early onset dementia, and Emma, the fianc of Jesper Orre Jesper insists that their love affair be kept secret Emma s account starts in the past and moves forward to present day, whereas both Peter s and Hanne s account start in the present.Could this beheading murder be related to a similar event which the 4.25 The ending took me by surprise, I wasn t expecting it Very good book, I almost want some of these characters to be part of a series. A Dynamic Thriller The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe is a Psychological Thriller about a mystery woman who is found murdered in the most brutal of ways, in the home, Jesper Orre, the CEO of a very large company, who appears to be missing and is of course, the prime suspect The novel is told from three perspectives, Peter and Hanne a detective and psychological profiler who investigate the crime and share a past, and Emma, the fianc of Jesper Orre Emma s narration starts in the past and slowly moves forward, to present day, whereas both Peter s and Hanne s narrations starts in the present day.The main characters are extremely well developed and well written Hanne is kind, smart and wounded, in ways than one, while Peter is a vapid character who has nothing to offer Hanne or anyone else Emma, on the other hand, is a multi faceted This was an engaging book, but in the first few introductory chapters, everything felt so depressing.Three main characters are telling their stories Peter Lindgren is a homicide detective He has issues with an ex girlfriend who is the mother of his son with whom he has no relationship Hanne Lagerlind Sch n is a criminal profiler She is bored with her marriage and wants out, and she has a history with Peter Emma Bohman works in a retail clothing store Her childhood was not idyllic, but she s fallen in love and is engaged to be married The crime victim is found in the home of Jesper Orre, who is Emma s boss, future husband, and missing.The further I read into the book, the questions I had The characters and my questions were developed through the use of the characters memories of their childhoods, their parents, their loves, their betrayals Ever so slowly, as the investigation proceeds in the present, t The Ice Beneath Her is one of the best novels I have read within the past year. There are those books that very early on in your reading of them cause you to think, unless something really changes, this is going to be a five or six star read for me I was not even halfway done with The Ice Beneath Her when I knew I was reading something special.The Ice Beneath Her satisfied so many of my crime fiction preferences Most of the novel is a masterclass in show, don t tell. I have rarely been so moved in a work of crime fiction by so many scenes of great emotional depth and poignancy scenes that flow through the narrative naturally scenes that the reader feels in their heart The characters are deeply human, and are the meat of the work. We resent and detest some of the characters at times, as we are meant to, and at other times, we sympathize with vulnerabilities Just like in real life, none of the characters are just one thing all good or all bad Bits and pieces of their layers are revealed to the reader throughout Their histories and life experiences contribute to making them who they areAnd discovering who the characters are, dear reader, in all of My book ish Blog InstaHoly Nordic crime fiction, Batman Ughhh, please just completely ignore that I started this book review with a holy batman exclamation.If you re a fan of the aforementioned genre, you will love this novel It s really hit or miss for me, but this one is a hit.Let s start bookworm asses at the beginning, shall we A unidentified, decapitated woman is found in the bed of a moderately famous, very wealthy CEO And he, Jesper Orre, has seemingly disappeared.DI Peter Lindgren is lead detective on the case He s a despondent, sullen character He has an ex wife who hates him and a troubled teenage son, whose issues could probably be traced back to his ongoing search for a connection with his father Only time and again, he finds that Peter has been, and always will be, interested in his job than his family.Also lending us their insight is Hanne She s a former criminal profiler who has had to leave her career behind once the effects of her early onset dementia left her unable to do her job to the best of her ability She s stuck in a loveless marriage with a controlling man, and can t even trust her own mind So, when she s asked to consult on the case of the headless woman, she says fuck it and finds her strength to make the leap into independence, despite her illness Yas, girl She was a total badass in a very classy, understated way And I totally aspire to that But for now I m a messy contradiction swamp demon But still I m aspiring.Last is the pers A body is found in the residence of a controversial CEO Jesper, headless, staged and Peter and his crew are brought in The woman is unidentified but there are similarities to a murder of a man from ten years past that had never been solved They bring in Hanne, who had worked with them on the previous case, somewhat of a profiler, but she is dealing with a silent enemy of her own Narrated by three different characters, Peter, Hanne and a young woman who had a relationship with Jesper, we travel inside the minds of these three people A police procedural as well as a character study, this is an interesting and very well written look at how the case is solved as well as the personal lives and connectio PDF Epub A Lskaren Fra N Huvudkontoret Author Camilla Grebe Vinoschilenos.eu 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 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 Sch N 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.