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.
I was happy to be able to listen to another of Gerristen's books. The narrator on several of her books was, to my ear, painful. Story moves along well and the narrator is excellent
Another great entertaining novel by one of our best. Also a great series with same names on TV. Love it
Was ready to quit listening after 2 hours or so. Unfortunately I kept listening. What a waste. The first half of the book was nothing but whiney Maura, very long and drawn out. When Rizzoli did get involved that was a joke too, cannot recommend this to a true fan of Tess Gerristsen's Rizzoli and Isles series. Good grief even the new tv show is better than this book.
It was interesting to finally find out what had happened to all the people of this "cult" community where the houses looked like people were in the middle of their daily lives and then suddenly, poof, they're gone. But there were a lot of stupid choices by the characters along the way - major one of which is burying someone before you have a positive ID and having to dig them up later to find out who they really were. Beyond the stupid decisions the characters made there were some edge of your seat scenes and for the most part it kept you wondering what was going to happen next to these poor people who ended up in a snow drift and then a deserted community on their way to have some fun.
Even though, as I found out later, it's part of a series it could be considered a standalone book with a few threads hanging.
"evil wins when good men do nothing "quote
I read that review and wondered what the reviewer was talking about until I listened to the book. It was a very frustrating listen.The author just needed to keep the story going.So add
Stupid doctors , with whining potential, and red necks who are allowed to roam around willy nilly with guns and no real lawmen or women and you have disaster.
Say something about yourself!
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!
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.
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