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The Ice Beneath Her

The Ice Beneath Her

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A VERY gruesome murder opens this visit to Stockholm…

  • ISBN: 978-1785761973
  • Translator: Elizabeth Clark Wessel
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

An unidentified young woman is found beheaded in an infamous business tycoon’s marble-lined hallway. The scandal-ridden CEO of the retail chain Clothes & More,  missing without a trace.

Rewind two months earlier to meet Emma Bohman, a sales assistant for Clothes & More, whose life is turned upside down by a chance encounter with Jesper Orre. Insisting that their love affair is kept secret, he shakes Emma’s world a second time when he suddenly leaves her with no explanation.

As frightening things begin to happen to Emma, she suspects Jesper is responsible. But why does he want to hurt her? And how far would he go to silence his secret lover?

Travel Guide

Stockholm

Quite a unique tour around the city of Stockholm this one! It’s true that as far as graveyards go, the Woodland Cemetery is one of the most peaceful and calming we’ve ever been to. It’s even UNESCO-listed with architecturally acclaimed chapels & wooded landscaped grounds.

Stockholm is a cold and uninviting city –

“The road stretches out black and shining as I drive into the city, The brake lights of other cars glisten in front of me on the road, lighting the way

Thick drifts of dirty brown snow, and squat, depressing, conformist buildings line the road to Stockholm”

The police station where she works is brutal despite the cold and wintery almost postcard like scene she arrives at when heading to work:

“If the police station hadn’t been so unbelievably ugly, the scene might have been a beautiful one, but instead of the gigantic buildings dominate, a reminder of the post-industrial brutalist architectural style that was so in vogue in the sixties”

Streetview Maps

B) Stockholm - Woodland Cemetery
C) Stockholm - Kungsholmen police station

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

Well this was a bit of a chiller! I read this one day in the lovely sunshine but there was a real chill down the back of my neck . The city of Stockholm was the setting and is somewhere I’ve lived so it was interesting to take this trip back.The famous Woodland Cemetery and the snowcapped streets of Kungsholmen! Just as well, the view in the novel was not the real image of the city in my head.

For this is a dark read, violent too. An opening crime scene I’m  not going to forget in a hurry! What is really clever however is the dark, slow undercurrent of something evil, something not quite right from the very beginning – a lot of twists and turns and a link to a crime from the past. And I tell you what – the ending is a humdinger.

It’s the snow, the Jo Nesbo connotations and the range of characters and their issues which makes this a stand out thriller. The premise is rather unique too  – a  profiler with dementia and a unidentified victim, a detective with problems of their own,  and a missing man who no one seems to like. Now that is going to call for some dubious goings on right there.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: The Ice Beneath Her

Author/ Guide: Camilla Grebe Destination: Stockholm Departure Time:  2000s

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