Wednesday 25 October 2017

Review ~ The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

Published by Bonnier Zaffre
April 2017
386 pages

Translated by Elizabeth Clark Wessel

My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book

What's it all about...

The Ice Beneath Her is a deeply disturbing psychological thriller about love, betrayal and obsession. Fast paced and peopled with compelling characters, it hurtles towards an unforgettable ending with a terrible final twist.

Here's what I thought about it...

This is a hugely compelling and fast paced thriller which starts off with a horrific killing. The search for the perpetrator of this despicable act leads the police investigative team to question all those who are associated with the business tycoon, Jasper Orr, CEO of the retail giant, Clothes&More.

From the very beginning, this character driven novel looks at the dynamics between love and obsession and throws the individual stories of three very different narrators into the melting pot. There is much to take in, both in terms of plot and malice,  and the psychological suspense keeps you guessing throughout the whole of the story. 

I was engrossed in The Ice Beneath Her from the very start of the novel. The opening chapter is particularly compelling and sets the scene for the rest of the novel, which moves along at a cracking pace. The writing is strong throughout and even though this edition is the translated version, nothing at all is lost in translation.

About the Author

Camilla Grebe is a Swedish writer. The Ice Beneath Her is her first novel as a solo author.


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