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?
© Castle (c) ABC Studios (P)2012 Hyperion
Being a fan of the TV Castle series, I purchased this book without realizing it was book 4. Thoroughly enjoyed the story line, the characters, and the narration. I will now start at book 1 and get caught up with the characters and wait for the next one.
I very much enjoyed the reading and the story line of this boook. I have listened to all of the Richard Castle books on Audible and find them to be the right combination of mystery, excitement and passion. Each book's story line moves quickly enough that there are no dull moments.
I enjoy the character of Nikki Heat because she is a strong yet vulnerable female who is thrust into a male dominated environment. She is a believable character with flaws and values that appeals me.
Johnny Heller is an excellent narrator, he has performed all of the Richard Castle books and his voice seems the embodiment of the characters in the book. He accomplishes bringing the characters to life effortlessly. I have not had the opportunity to hear him perform a different series.
The book ended too soon. And I look forward to the next in the series because there is no way you can leave a book that open ended without follow up.
Yes, I think reading this book was time well spent. I took it with me on a long flight, and it kept me entertained. I've enjoyed all of the Nikki Heat books, but this one was more on par with the first one than the third. I probably won't reread it, but I don't think it was a total waste of time.
Too much traveling! One of the things I love about this series is that it takes place in NYC. As a New Yorker, I get a huge kick out of spotting local sights and factoids in each installment. My favorite part of the book was the sniper on the Highline--spectacular! Unfortunately, this book keeps changing location, from France to Boston and back again. not only did I feel like it broke up the story too much, but it also eliminated those fun, attention-grabbing "I Love NY" moments.
The whole opening scene with the earthquake. Classic. And that was the other problem with this book. the best scene was the opener, followed closely by the end. Everything in the middle was just meh.
Haha. Seriously? This question has to have been randomly generated. And that's another thing... I had a harder time spotting Castle/Nikki Heat crossover pointsin this book. Obviously, the whole CIA spy thing, but there weren't as many funny little TV Show-based quotable moments in this one, which was disappointing.
The best things about Frozen Heat is the same as all the previous selections: The relationship of the intriguing characters and the fascinating plot.
The twists and turns of the plot grabbed my interest and made me reluctant to turn it off, just like trying to put down a good book.
I have listened to the three previous Niki Heat books and this is on parr with the rest.
Castle and Heat Sizzle!
When is the next one coming out?
Yes. I like the audio version of most books better than the print version. The reader brings the characters to life and adds emphasis and dialect that the reader can't possible know.
I liked the entire story. I am a big fan of Castle, the TV show, and am pleased that Johnny Heller has the same inflections as the actor who plays the main character.
Jamison Rook, of course.
Castle is hot!
Great easy listen - I love to listen to this sort of book while I'm running. It doesn't take a lot of attention but is holds my attention and makes the long runs easier. If you like a fast murder mystery read this is great.
Consistent with the previous books, logical progression, and a hook at the end to get me to read the next book.
There were points that I laughed but don't remember specifically.
There is nothing taxing or complicated about this book. It is exactly what you would expect from a book based and a book written by a character in a televsion show. I am still mildly surprised that the narrator is not Nathan Fillion each time I listen to one of these books - though I know it isn't going to be ahead of time! I listen to books on my way to work and this fit the bill perfectly.
Very good story & characters are well developed
I enjoyed the total book it was well paced & the main character Nickie Heat is very interesting
There were sad & funny parts in the book many make you smile.
Am looking forward to more of his books this is my second one of his I have done.
The first couple of "Heat" tie-in books from the "Castle" TV show were...well, not great art, certainly. However, they have been steadily improving, and "Frozen Heat" actually had a very intriguing plot. It also sets up a sequel, so if you are looking for a book that ties everything up at the end, this is not it!
I found Johnny Heller's voice to be one of those that takes some getting used to, but a couple of hours into the book it was fine - in fact, his voice quality helped to set the overall tone of the book.
It's not the finest mystery novel I've ever heard, but it IS interesting and the plot moves along at a good pace. I listened to it mostly on a couple of 5-hour drives I recently made alone and it make the time pass much more quickly!
I enjoyed the fourth book in the Richard Castle series. this one is very busy and has a lot going on Kate goes after her mother's killer and it is a little improbable but since it is fiction it was very well done
worth a credit --- I liked it
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