Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm. Thinking they've found a safe haven, they soon realize that they are not alone in the valley....someone is watching.
After one of their party is injured, Maura sets out to find help. But just as she leaves the village, she is attacked and dragged into the woods. A blow falls and the world goes black. Searching for her friend and colleague, police detective Jane Rizzoli's investigation leads her to the abandoned valley and a gruesome discovery. But it turns out Maura's not dead--she's on the run, forced to place her life in the hands of the unlikely savior who has kept her alive until now: a 16-year-old boy.
©2010 Tess Gerritsen (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This book leaves you wanting more and more. I can not wait till "The Killing Place" comes out. I encourage everyone to start at the begining of this series "The Surgeon" so that you can fully appreciate the story. I am soooo glad there will be a T.V. show. I hope it does her books justice.
Keep writing Tess I can't get enough.
I would definitely try another Gerritsen book but not if Eby is narrator. I have read a number of Gerritsen's books and many of them are at the edges of medical possibility but I like them. I hadn't realized, until I listened to this book, that Gerritsen was the author of the Rizzoli and Isles stories. I was pleasantly surprised to have an audiobook version of this series until I heard the narrator. Oh my. Not good at all.
Seriously? Is this person made of steel? It seemed a bit far-fetched.
Almost anyone else. Tanya Eby is a poor reader with bad inflection and pacing. I like Carolyn McCormick who narrated the Hunger Games.
Turn it into an episode of the Rizzoli and Isles TV show and I'd watch it.
This was a very good book. Tess Gerritsen writes taut, edge of the seat books. This was one of them. It was somewhat spoiled by the reader, however. She read in somewhat of a monotone and had either a lisp or some speech impediment that was very distracting. I enjoyed the story, just wish I had read it instead of listening to it.
The narration was almost comedic! I will NEVER download another audiobook read by Tonya Eby.
I was really drawn into this story when I first started reading it. I got the audio book so I could listen at work. I was hugely annoyed by the choice of reader. She sounded like a robot and the voices of the character were hokey. It kind of took away from the story. I kept having to try and imagine how I would have made it sound in my head instead. As for the story, the ending was kind of a let down. Maybe I just prefer drama and resolution as opposed to anti-climactic surprises.
I commute with my sister to work and we and we usually spend the first half of our commute discussing work, etc., before we listen to our book du jour. Not with this book! It was a fast-paced, edge of your seat story. Wow! Don't miss this one!!
I am typically such a fan of Tess' work, that the narration wouldn't matter so much, but this narration is so awful I couldn't enjoy the story. At one point, I considered not finishing it because I find it so disturbing and so inappropriate for this story. Just for the sake of knowing how the story ends, I will continue.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
After completing the blockbuster Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles I need some lighter listening. Ice Cold fills the bill nicely. This novel is set in the Wyoming winter rather than Boston. Maura Isles goes missing and Jane Rizzoli searches for her. The novel is excellent as is the narration.
I found the book too drawn out and up till now I've only read her books and was able to skip over the blasphemy and swearing. Hearing it bothered me and I wasn't able to finish it.
Good reading bring each character to life tho for me it was generally too long .... Ok but not a great page turner of What's Next.....
This is one of those books that captured my attention and carried me along unable to stop returning to the recording until I reached the end; and then I felt sorry that the story was over as I'd felt so involved with the plight of forensic pathologist Maura Isles and the quest to find her by her police-woman friend, Jane Rizzoli. It's a great listen with surprising twists and turns necessary to any good thriller. The reader is excellent.
this was a great listen and it was the type of thriller i love.It has everything suspense and a gripping storyline.Highly recommended
"Books are so much better than the TV series"
I couldn't put it down, listened to it in one session.
I enjoyed the location
Maura of course
Yes, I enjoyed listening to the different and complicated relationships unfolding...
I was put off this author initially as I hated the TV series with its impossibly glamorous and thoroughly unrealistic duo. The characters in the books are far more complex and dark and the bond between them is so well developed. Promptly bought more in the series as soon as I had finished this one
"One of my favourite Rizzoli and Isles books."
Any of the Rizzoli and Isles books get top marks in my view, and this is another good job by the author. I also think Lorelei King is one of the best narrators out there. Top marks for her as well.
Tanya Eby is a great story teller and the book had me gripped from the moment I started to listen to it. I have read some of Tess Gerritsen books previously, but I will be definitely be looking out for more by this author to listen to.
"Ice Cold - good thriller"
This one was a slow start for me and it took me a couple of hours listening to really get into, but once there, the plot quickened and I enjoyed the twists and turns. Not the best tess gerritsen I have come across, but a good thriller and worth investing some time on.
"Twists and Turns!"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, at times I was horrified, and then shocked by the Storyline, be warned its gruesome in places! It has more twists and turns than a professional dancer and even at the end I could not foresee the outcome. It is a lenghly book, and to keep me rivited from Chapter One is a true feat of talent by the Author and Narrator. I would highly reccomend this book but not for the faint hearted.
hmmm, dont think the audio version of Tess gerritsens work actually works. the narrater is BL**dy awful - at first I thought it was a computer generated voice, I'm still not certain it was a real person.
i found it difficult to follow the story, still don't know what happened, but not prepared to listen again to find out.
save you money
Yet again another riveting novel from Tess Gerritsen .I could not put it down until the end .
"Ice Cold one of the best"
Very well constructed story kept us guessing to the end. The storytelling takes you straight to the freezing temperatures of the story and keeps you there with the chilling conclusion ! My favourite So far.
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