After Dad died, I filled my reading need with trashy housewife novels. I couldn't turn my brain off at night without reading. The books filled my need. I can't count the number of times I fell asleep, clutching a book in my hands, escaping from grief-filled emotions.
Last weekend, I was laying on my couch and realized I was ready for a good book. A GOOD book. One that would stimulate my brain.
Ice Princess was suggested by my cousin Per, a Swede who lives in Alaska. He knows I am an avid book lover and how I enjoy mystery/thrillers. I admit I was hesitant because the last book I read by a Swedish author was "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" series and frankly, I wasn't ready for something so heavy. Those books took quite a bit of time to get through and since I fall asleep after 4 or 5 pages, I feared I would still be reading it into the new year.
I just wanted a mystery that was a good read and right to the point.
The Ice Princess is that book. Now, I'm a person who continuously turns to the back of the book to find out what is going to happen. If I wasn't this person, I believe the book would have surprised me with the twists and turns. Duh. Despite this irritating habit of mine, I was entertained and quickly raced through this book.
Is it a higher level thinking book? I'd say middle of the road.
However, it was well written and entertained me.
And that's all I was looking for.