Hot on the heels of Richard Castle's number one New York Times best seller Heat Rises comes the fourth novel in the Nikki Heat series, Frozen Heat. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook are together again, facing an unsolved murder mystery that has haunted Nikki for 10 years.
NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.
Facing relentless danger as someone targets her for the next kill, Nikki's search will unearth painful family truths, expose a startling hidden life, and cause Nikki to reexamine her own past. Heat's passionate quest takes her and Rook from the back alleys of Manhattan to the avenues of Paris, trying to catch a ruthless killer. The question is, now that her mother's cold case has unexpectedly thawed, will Nikki Heat finally be able to solve the dark mystery that has been her demon for ten years?
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I've been a big fan of the show. I love the chemistry between all the characters. It's fun to bring those faces into the story being told via audio.
Better story line - narrator boring
Definitely not another Richard Castle Nikki Heat volume. Probably something by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, James Patterson, Preston - Child.
Most anyone would be better. Someone capable of giving depth to individual characters.
Not really - found story boring, trying to create story with shallow characters, stuck with it to the bitter end hoping for something better.
Recently discovered TV series Castle and find it much more enjoyable than books. However, will not be throwing away more $$ for Castle audio books.
I loved the first two books so I wanted to buy the next three. But I read a lot of negative reviews on the 5th book (Deadly Heat) because the narrator changed. So before buying Deadly Heat, I listened to the sample. AAARRRGGGHH!!! The sample starts with a description of "who dunnit" from this book (Frozen Heat)!!! How silly is that! So even knowing who the killer was, I listened to Frozen Heat anyway and would have surely enjoyed it if I hadn't known what I already knew (and there were still some surprises) but I just can't believe anyone would think it was a good idea to tell the readers who the killer was from the previous book in the audible sample from Deadly Heat! I sure hope they change that!
I would put it in the top third. It is my favorite of the Richard Castle books.
The plot kept me involved and guessing. There are multiple crimes and suspects. I did not see the twists and turns coming.
Difficult question. I love all the scenes between Nikki and rook especially when they went to Paris. They have great banter. I also liked the scenes at the precinct.
I did laugh a few times.
These books are great companions to the Castle TV series. Also, Johnny Heller does a great job of narration.
For fans of the show Castle, this a little puzzle piece that can be enjoyed on the go
Got off to a slow start on this one. Nearly didn't proceed...but, glad I did. I think I should have listened to the first book in this series rather than start with the second...then, the start would have been better.
I truly enjoyed this book and will now go back and start with the first one before proceeding to the third. The story was well written and interesting to follow. I truly did not want it to end.
It took some time to get used to the "reader". He is not what I expected. That being said, I will listen to the rest of the series and he is the "reader". Guess he wasn't that bad!
I love to read & I love to listen to books when we travel or when I need to de stress and can listen while jogging, gardening, waiting in traffic, it just all depends on how well written the book is and equally important is the reader of the book itself.
The action and suspense - knowing the basic characters from the tv sitcom helped my imagination while listening to the audio.
When Nicki realized the suitcase they had just found a murder victim in was the same suitcase she had as a child and with her initials carved in the side. The same suitcase in fact that her mother's killer had stolen many years earlier.
I was surprised that the end of the story was left open
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