This book is a great read, with lots of suspense and thrill. There is no figuring this mystery out until you read it in the book.
Couldn't Put It Down!
This is one of the best Rizzoli & Iles stories I've ever read. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. Loved all the twists and turns of this well written novel. Hopefully, in the next novel we'll get a brief mention regarding Rat. I'd like to see how his life changed, hopefully for the better.
Life and Death for Maura
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.
Tess Gerritsen consistently writes a series that aims to please her fans. Ice Cold is no exception. Placing her main characters in a new location freshens things up a bit and Gerritsen has given us an exciting new plot. This was a page turner for me and one of my favourites in the series.
Maura goes away to a medical convention where she meets an old friend from college and skips out early to join him and his friends for a short ski trip before they all must fly home. They get lost on a remote road, stranded in a blizzard and end up in an abandoned village called Kingdom Come where it appears that everyone has simply vanished in the middle of making/having dinner. Later Rizzoli receives news that Maura's charred remains have been found at the bottom of a cliff in an SUV in the mountains. Full of grief, one thing does not sit right with Jane about the accident so she goes out to see for herself where it happened and she and Gabriel are lead into a world of revelations about Maura and other events that have been happening in the area.
It was great to have Gabriel back as a main character, since he's been left out of the last couple of books. Jane was great in this book! She is such a great character. Maura on the other hand I've never particularly liked, but at least she didn't spend this whole book moping about her stupid choice of relationship. Mope and whine she did, but she was pretty busy with her part in the plot. The plot is something has been done a lot lately in other books, but it was a new type of adventure for Rizzoli and Isles. The ending has a double twist and I loved how it finally turned out. Another great entry in Gerritsen's series, that was exciting, page-turning and one of those can't-put-it-down books! Looking forward to next summer's book Ms. Gerritsen!
This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
? Rizzoli & Isles, In Their Own Words: learn more about the lead characters in these special essays written by the author ? Rizzoli & Isles TV Pilot script: read pages from the script for the pilot episode of the TNT drama
New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen?s relentless, inventive novels take readers on pulse-racing thrill rides that are as satisfying as they are heart-stopping. Now, in this edge-of-your-seat suspense novel, a mysteriously isolated town stands abandoned as a silent watcher waits.
In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. But when their SUV stalls on a snow-choked mountain road, they?re stranded with no help in sight.
As night falls, the group seeks refuge from the blizzard in the remote village of Kingdom Come, where twelve eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Something terrible has happened in Kingdom Come: Meals sit untouched on tables, cars are still parked in garages. The town?s previous residents seem to have vanished into thin air, but footprints in the snow betray the presence of someone who still lurks in the cold darkness?someone who is watching Maura and her friends.
Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Maura?s charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow. As horrifying revelations come to light, Jane closes in on an enemy both powerful and merciless?and the chilling truth about Maura?s fate.
Look for Tess Gerritsen's other Rizzoli & Isles eBooks: The Surgeon (contains additional bonus content), The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, and The Keepsake.