Ice Cold

Ice Cold

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli receives the grim news that Maura's charred body has been found in a mountain ravine. Shocked and grieving, Jane is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345515483
034551548X
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 25 cm

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rb3221
Sep 08, 2017

Good but not Gerritsen's best as the story revolves around Isles who is not my favorite character. There is the usual twists and turns especially in the last few chapters. Good pace, lots of suspense with crooked cops and the religious cult and the many murders. I enjoyed the surprise ending coupled with Julian Perkins and his new mentor and the ending of Isles' relationship with Daniel (or maybe not?).

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jenniferrabbit
Apr 02, 2017

Well, it's obvious that I'm on a totally different plane than the rest of the reviewers! Nevertheless here's my impression.

On a side trip after a medical conference pathologist Maura Isles and her party are disabled in a snow storm: murder, conspiracy and tragedy ensue. Writing style is not to my taste – third-person point of view, with only shallow follow-up of characters earlier introduced so that though there are plenty of descriptions of fear, pain and terror the overall impression is (to me) flat affect. There are great bones to the plot but the author’s choice to keep the reader (or at least to keep me) at a distance, prevents (me) from fully engaging with any character.

I can see what attracts other readers to this book - the action is vivid and non-stop, and there are plenty of unexpected twists to keep us guessing. But I like strong characterization and a tighter, continuous thread among all the elements of the plot. Clearly, from the other reviews, that's just me.

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40parachute
May 11, 2016

Really got into this story...great characters and unsuspected bad guy. A book I wanted to keep reading even when it was time to put it down!

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Shelley51
Dec 19, 2015

Excellent. Wanted to Read it in one day but life kept interrupting!

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ilovewhippets
Nov 26, 2014

Superbly written! Lots of intrigue! Mesmerizing, hard-to-put down! I highly recommend it!

BPLNextBestAdults Mar 01, 2013

While attending a pathologists’ conference in Wyoming, Maura Isles accepts an old classmate’s offer to accompany him, his daughter, and his friends on an overnight ski trip. When their SUV gets stuck in the snow, the group takes refuge in a remote village named Kingdom Come. The twelve eerily identical houses; however, have been abandoned – seemingly in haste.

This dramatic, suspense will have readers turning pages faster than the snow fell in the Wyoming wilderness. Fans of Gerritsen, Lisa Jackson and Keith Ablow definitely should curl up in front of the fire with this dramatic novel filled with unpredictable twists. Written by PGH.

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09ryaa
Aug 22, 2012

great book. very exciting. had to read it all in one night as i was to scared to go to bed with it unfinished. that village was truly terrifying. the only thing that disappointed me a little bit was the abrupt ending. it felt like an entire mystery that kept you guessing the entire book was given an obscure and un-related resolution and was wrapped up in a page or two.

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writer13
Nov 23, 2011

Definitely one of the best of the series! I don't know if there is any setting in a novel that is more creepy than an abandoned village. In this author's capable hands she takes the reader to dark places with frightening imagery and fantastic pacing. Highly recommended.

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randy_randy
Oct 25, 2011

I just finished Ice Cold and thought I would share part of my experience.

I was sitting on the morning bus on the way to work and came to the part where their SUV went off the road. When she described how the one guy was injured by the tire chains the moment completely took me into shock. I started shivering with cold, sweat was running down my face, my legs were trembling, and I was feeling seriously nauseous, having to decide if I would have to jump off the bus and be sick. Luckily I was able to close my eyes and concentrate on breathing and pleasant thoughts until it passed. Let’s just say she did an extremely good job of generating imagery that struck a very personal chord. I have never had that sort of experience from reading a book before.

Excellent!

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