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.
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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!
This book did keep me listening to see what happened next and was somewhat intertainng, but dragged out too long just to increase the length. Same story could have been told in a lot less time.
Less irrelevant nonsense.
So much unnecessary gory detail in attempt to make it seem less girlie.
The beginning, the end and the bit in the middle.
I loved the excitement and suspense of this book. However, four major characters disappeared without a word......spoiled the book for me.
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'm an avid listener. Audio books are a mini-vacation for me. They fill my "need to read" when I don't have time - which is most of the time. Great element of multi-tasking!
This is the first of the "Rizzoli and Isles" books I have listened to, although I have watched the TV show that is (sort of) derrived from this series. I don't know if it is standard with the other books in the series, but this story requires that you have a passing knowledge of the lives of the two lead women to get the entire emotional thru-line. A couple of unexpected plot twists to what you may THINK is a familar tale keep the plot interesting, but the author does not give her audience enough credit for being able to understand characterization without spelling out every thought explicitly. The narrator was fine, but not particularly mesmerizing, which may have been, in part, a function of the writing style. Very little for her to interpret due to the literal dictation of each scene. I recommend this story for the interesting plot twists, but don't expect to be captivated unless you are an afficianado of this series.
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.
Maura is supposed to be this intelligent, strong character and yet in this book she is wishy washy and weak. The buildup of characters in the beginning of the book and then just to have them dropped and not really mentioned or thought about later was confusing.
The plot involving the cult was lame and unfufilling in the end. The ending itself was a huge let down. Everything was just left hanging or cut off abruptly. I will think twice before getting another book involving these characters.
Save yourself the let down, find another book.
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