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Bought for Myself
Overall Rating 3.5
Story Rating 3.25
Character Rating 3.75
Audio Rating 3.5
NOTE: I love the Rizzoli and Isles series from Tess Gerritsen. Each book brings a really good thriller and usually some really great character development. I would recommend this series to anyone who reads Mystery/Thrillers!
What I Loved: The case in Ice Cold was not straight-forward nor was it easy to figure out. There are some very chilling moments that will make the hair on the back of your head stand up. I really enjoyed Rizzoli in this book, also. It was fun watching her balance all her new roles (don't want to give anything away if you are behind in the series) along with being a great cop. As always, the friendship that she and Maura has shines through everything even when they are disagreeing.
What I Liked: The secondary characters really made Ice Cold shine! The characters were complicated, interesting, unexpected, and their fates weren't what I was expecting. I can't really be more specific without giving things away but trust me, these characters were all interesting.
Complaints: The first half of this book really crawled for me but was not badly done. There was a lot of character plotting and not enough case for my preference.
Audio Review: Narrated by Tanya Eby who I think did an excellent job. She had really good pacing, accentuation, and emotion.
Why I gave it a 3.5: I really enjoyed this book overall and thought it was a good addition to the series. I am really looking forward to Silent Girl!
54 years old, blue collar worker, I like imported beer, when it is not hay fever season. Favorite authors; Card, King, Hobb, Koontz, Clarke, Iggulden, Silverberg, Michener, Krakauer
Let it be known that I was reading or listening to TG before she became famous for her TV show. This being the tenth book of TG that I have listened to I rank it in the upper middle.
I have always been interested in the stories that TG tells. I am not normally a mystery reader, but Tess always throws in enough weird stuff to keep my interest.
This story has plenty of the unusual. I like the village that is hidden in the middle of nowhere and then the entire population just disappears. The story about the lost boys. The reference to off Mormon sects. As some one who grew up in the seventies, I remember the Moonies and James Jones and Waco. Some people may think this stuff is way out there and the rape of young girls does not happen today. I suggest you listen to Jon Krakauer's Banner Under Heaven. I thought the story got very intense when the group was stuck in the middle of nowhere and they had to decide if they should amputate the leg of one of the badly injured party. Can you imagine trying to make that decision?
I wish I would have read this book, before I did a speech in high school on if you should look before you leap. I think Tess does a good job of showing what happens when you live with a devil may care attitude.
There where parts of the story that where very weak. but it was not enough to keep me from enjoying the book.
The narrator was not so good. She had most of her characters speaking in a cadence, At the end of each sentence there would be a pause like a comedian giving one liners. I expected to hear laughter or a drum roll.
My favorite Gerrtisen books are, Life Support, Gravity, The Surgeon and The Apprentice.
This one was a thrill a minute; you never knew where it was headed and it ended fairly well.
It was a good mystery read.
Good reading voice.
Kept my interest since it kept up the suspense.
The continuity of the story, each chapter left you longing to read the next.
The way it was narrated Tanya Eby has now become one of my favorite narrators
The way Rat talked eventually about his Mother & sister.
One of the best reads I've had in a while.
I passed this up on my list several times even though I usually like Tess Gerritsen's books. The review didn't depict the book's story very well. This is a really interesting story with believable characters that I recognized as characters in one of my favorite tv series.
I couldn't put this down waiting for the next event to happen.
I thought the narrator did a great job of depicting each character with differing voices.
Definitely found myself looking for things to do so I could plug in and listen while I worked. Great way to get the house cleaned, laundry done, clothes all folded and put away while enjoying a great
Warning, you may find yourself searching for some true stories on polygamous cults after reading this. Audible has several good ones that are real eye openers. Thanks Audible for providing us with such interesting listening.
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Apart from a small part of the plot at the end that was a little too similar of some current events, I found this story very engaging, original, and very well written. I liked the narrator... not sure what bothered others about her, but I thought she did a very good job. It was suspenseful, and really held my attention. Couldn't wait to get back to it each time! Good suspense novel without being grisly. I would recommend it.
Following the trail of Iles/Rizzoli once again - a slightly different type this time around. Gerritsen keeps you guessing what's around the corner and makes it hard to use the off button on the player. Being a great fan I loved the book, not so much the narrator.